Author Archives: David Healey

This is the online home of David Healey, author of thrilling historical fiction and regional histories. Over the years, quite a lot has been added to the website, so this page will help you get started with navigating HealeyInk. Please … Continue reading

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Writer’s Choice: William Styron, white wine and the power of imagination

Tall, white-haired, and with a Virginia gentleman’s accent, William Styron looked and sounded like a Southern writer. But what really impressed me was that we had the same taste in alcoholic beverages. This was in 1986. I was nineteen and … Continue reading

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Eastern Shore White Potato Pie recipe

This is a season for comfort foods and family recipes. In keeping with that spirit, here is a recipe for White Potato Pie, which is a uniquely Eastern Shore dish. Our family first got a taste of this thanks to … Continue reading

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Mmm. Mmm. Muskrat. Coming to a plate near you.

On the Eastern Shore and Delmarva Peninsula, people are known for eating all sorts of things that raise eyebrows elsewhere. Crabs, for starters. Up in New England, they look at you kind of funny if you walk into a seafood … Continue reading

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A WWII detective solves murders on the homefront

By David Healey Writing in a comfortable studio surrounded by books, the scenes playing in the mind of Mark Ellis are not nearly as peaceful: German dive bombers machine gunning troops on the run, war-torn London, a woman’s bloody body in … Continue reading

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3 questions with Delaware Rev War expert Kim Rogers Burdick

  Delaware during the Revolutionary War Award-winning historian Kim Rogers Burdick is the author of the recent book, REVOLUTIONARY DELAWARE: Independence in the First State. She will be talking about the War of Independence in our region during a special … Continue reading

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Best World War II novels

What’s in your haversack? A few of the best World War II novels One of the problems with creating a list of best World War II novels is that it can vary according to what we’re in the mood to … Continue reading

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Chance meeting sparked Civil War romance

Confederate found love—and a new home—in Canal Town By David Healey There couldn’t have been a worse time for Capt. Lucien M. Bean of the 17th Mississippi Infantry. The Confederacy was crumbling. In the heart of the South, Union Gen. … Continue reading

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Plotting in ancient Rome with Peter Tonkin

By David Healey Veteran author Peter Tonkin has written a number of books, thanks in part to his hard-driving writing schedule. (If you want some motivation as an author, follow Peter on Facebook and try to keep up with the … Continue reading

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Remembering one of Chesapeake Bay’s worst hurricanes

To Hell and Back Again with Hurricane Hazel by David Healey You can still find a few old-timers who will share stories about one of the biggest hurricanes in living memory to strike the Chesapeake Bay. Her name was Hazel, … Continue reading

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