Welcome to Gazette665

Whether you’re looking for educational resources, interesting blog posts, a new book to read, or just stopped by, I’d like to welcome you and invite you to find some useful and interesting historical information and inspiration.

Sarah Kay BierleI’m Sarah Kay Bierle and I love history…that just might be an understatement. You can “meet me” on the About Page.



Blue, Gray & Crimson: A Story of Civilian Courage at GettysburgMy first historical fiction novel, Blue, Gray & Crimson: A Story of Civilian Courage at Gettysburg won an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Southern California Book Festival. Learn more…



Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861

1861 Lincoln's Inaugural


Looking for some blog posts? The historical theme for Friday’s posts in October is 1860’s Presidents, Politics, Oh My! (featuring some of my articles from ECW’s new series) and Tuesdays are 1861: In Their Words

USA FlagsCheck out the History Learning Center to find pages dedicated to each era of American History. Booklists, photo boards, archived blog posts, and links to other resources are available.



Supplies for January 2014 Holiday CraftWant to know the history behind some of our most popular holidays? Information and holiday crafts are on the Holiday History & Craft page.


The McGuire Home Winchester Virginia Living HistoryInformation about Living History groups and events in Southern California is also available. My group “McGuire Home, Winchester, Virginia” participates in a couple events each year, sharing the history of a Virginian family living in a war-torn town during the American Civil War.

Well, that’s a brief summary of what’s available here on Gazette665.

Once again, welcome…I hope you’ll join us as we explore history looking for relevant information and continuing inspiration.

13 Responses to Home

  1. Yvonne Hamnquist says:

    Congratulations your book, Sarah! I love your site. I am going to share it with a friend who has just started home schooling her young children. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Carol Wilson says:

    Sarah, I want to send you a copy of an email that I received from my dad who was in Europe on VE day. Look for it at your “harp” email address.

  3. Craig Rentle says:

    I just finished reading Blue, Gray, & Crimson and found it to be a very enjoyable and enlightening read. Congratulations on such a well written book!

  4. Barbara Dan says:

    Congratulations, fellow Thomas Edison grad, on your Civil War novel! I graduated in 1986 and am another history buff. In fact, I wrote PETTICOAT WARRIOR (out in trade paperback in late 2014). I was especially interested interested in your research on care for the wounded, as my novel is about two medical doctors. Different location and premise, but I found the journal of my great-grandfather very helpful in terms of conditions and medicines available, etc. Anyway, I was heartened to learn of your research and wish you much success in your future endeavors.
    —Barbara Griffin Dan

  5. Adriana says:

    AG is loving the book! She started it yesterday and is nearly done. She woke up early this morning to read it.

  6. Grant Welty says:

    Blue, Gray, and Crimson – great read from a different perspective than most Gettysburg books! I thoroughly enjoyed it; Clearly you have put a lot of work into it. You really draw the reader in emotionally and I like the Christian theme.

    Must be a wonderful feeling to see an idea you began with at the age of 9 turn into an outstanding novel. Hoping you intend to pursue writing other books with historical periods and events as the setting. I think you’re very good at it; I enjoy your writing style.

    I enjoy your input in the Emerging Civil War and thought I’d buy this – am glad I did!

  7. Toshi says:

    Hi, Sarah:
    Your site is shared today August 3, 2016 on my Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheBlogOfToshi) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/theblogoftoshi/status/760749651758755841). May the Lord bless your work – T

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