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Thank you for visiting my website. I am pleased to announce that my second book of historical fiction, And Union No More, has been published and is available for purchase.

Set in the Kansas Territory in the 1850s, it concerns the battles over whether Kansas would enter the Union as a free state, or an enslaved state. Fictional characters interact with historical figures as issues of slavery, abolition, morality, and violence of Americans against Americans, are explored. 

The early reviews are in and all agree– And Union No More is a must-read for history lovers:

“A historically authentic and dramatically engrossing work . . . [T]he author’s portrayal of this chapter in the history of the nation is impressively astute, and he brings the clash of ideologies that sparked it to electrifying life . . . [T]his is a worthwhile work of historical drama, simultaneously edifying and entertaining.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Libraries and readers seeking a historical novel that incorporates the drama of a thriller, the intrigue of a mystery, and the historical foundations of fact, cementing all with solid characterization and a realistic sense of place and time, will find And Union No More especially strong in creating a milieu that explains America’s past.” Midwest Book Review (D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer)

“Haynes uses a turning point in the evolution of America as the template for this thrilling adventure . . . And Union No More is a story without comparison in its genre.” Readers’ Favorite (5-star review)

“[A] novel rich in US history, providing the reader with something enticing that is also highly educational . . . Haynes . . . is able to mesh fiction together with historical record, creating a piece that is well worth the reader’s time . . . Kudos, Mr. Haynes, for keeping me highly entertained and educated throughout this novel.” – Reedsy Discovery

“The characters Haynes introduces, along with the historical figures, are immersed in a death struggle for the soul of the nation . . . Historical fiction fans will likely find much to enjoy in this novel that explores events that will eventually lead to one of the most devastating chapters in the nation’s history.” US Review of Books (recommended review)

Watch the trailer for the book: