Reviews of And Union No More:

Readers’ Favorite: “[The] storyline infuses actual flashpoints in history in such a fluid manner that it is practically impossible to tell them apart . . . I daresay And Union No More is a story without comparison in its genre.”

US Review of Books: “Haynes does a splendid job . . . The characters he 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.”

Reviews of And Tyler No More:

US Review of Books: “The story . . . is riveting and astounding, both in the facts and the fictional mystery the author spins . . . Haynes is a talented author . . . RECOMMENDED.”Read full review at:

BookLife: “[An] accomplished debut novel . . . Haynes establishes the stakes and context with clarity and power, threading a wealth of fascinating history into his telling . . .”Read full review at:

Readers’ Favorite: “[M]ore than an adventure story about a bygone era . . . This book is a fascinating read . . .”– Read full review at:

Reedsy Discovery: “Great characters and some poignant moments . . . Kudos, Mr. Haynes for a great foray into the world of historical fiction.” Read full review at:

Burt Solomon, author of The Murder of Willie Lincoln and The Attempted Murder of Teddy Roosevelt: “Washington hasn’t changed all that much since the 1840s–it was just as nasty and … perilous back then. This is a well-written, well-paced tale with a nice feel for the times. It’s history that goes down easy, my favorite kind.”

Jacksonian America:And Tyler No More is a good, quick read that will keep you engaged and teach you some history about a president and a period few people remember.” Read full review at:


“President Tyler, USS Princeton (1843), and the Peacemaker Explosion,” U. S. Naval Academy Museum Preble Hall Podcast:

Writers’ Lounge Podcast: Discussion of And Tyler No More with host Thomas Riddell:

Books Q & As with Deborah Kalb:

Video on Retro Report and Politico on the Anti-Mason Party and the birth of political conventions:

Interview with YAHOO News on political conventions (scroll down to story #2): Why Conventions Still Matter: A Conversation with the Only Guy Who’s Written Two Books on the Subject


“The Accident that Almost Decapitated the US Government,” History News Network:

Article on NBC News website reviewing the 2020 Democratic Convention: COVID-19 Broke the Democratic Convention. But Maybe They Don’t Need to Go Back to the Old Way

Article on History News Network about a mob attack on the White House: Not the First Mob Attack on the Government in D.C.

Article in Baltimore Sun on the 1912 Democratic Convention: When Baltimore was Convention Central

Article on History News Network about Lincoln’s Renomination in 1864: Lincoln’s Renomination 150 Years Ago Broke a Trend