Michael Weaver is a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, except for his years in the United States Air Force. Weaver was born in 1954, and he grew up in Camp Hill, a small town west of the capital city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dealing with dyslexia before much was known about it, he wasn’t very interested in reading and writing. Ultimately, however, Weaver became consumed by local Civil War history.
Since then, he has been on the board of directors of a local Civil War historical society and was three-time chairman of local Civil War reenactments. He is currently the president of another historical society he founded in 2005. In his younger years, he participated in Civil War reenactments in six different states with an artillery unit; however, age has sidelined him from those events. Though a Christian, Weaver is not currently active in a church. For several years, he has been searching for a church where he feels comfortable.
After being self-employed for over twenty years in the home construction and remodeling business, Weaver found it necessary to change professions due to back and knee injuries. He then went to college and got an associate’s degree in business. He accepted a sales position in the lumber industry but soon found that that was not a good fit. Therefore, he turned to his new found hobby—now his passion—history. He decided that he wanted to author a book, so he started researching and gathering historic information about the Civil War. Initially, Weaver used his spare time in the evenings and on weekends to write books. To date, he has written and published five books, with this being the sixth. The second book of this trilogy, Bonded Wings, is well on its way to completion.
Other writings by Michael Weaver
TITLE ISBN YEAR
Jenkins in Mechanicsburg - The Confederate Attempt on Pennsylvania’s Capital 0-9716490-0-6 2000
Captain John Bigelow – More Than Just a Civil War Hero at Gettysburg 0-9716490-1-4 (paper back) 2002
Captain John Bigelow – More Than Just a Civil War Hero at Gettysburg 0-9716490-3-0 (paper back) 2002
Pennsylvania Civil War Snippets for Curious Minds 0-9716490-4-9 (out of print) 2003
Student Activity Workbook to accompany “Snippets” 0-9716490-5-7 (out of print) 2004
The Life and Times of Mahlon Haines – The York, Shoe House
(Available for sale only in the gift shop of the Shoe House, Hellam, PA) 0-9716490-8-1 2007
Will Scott is also a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, growing up in New Cumberland, about twenty minutes southwest of Harrisburg. Born in 1961, he grew up in a very religious family and attended church regularly. Ultimately, Scott became extremely involved in church life. He has taught Sunday school and been on church Property and Search committees He is active in projects and volunteers hours to the needy by making repairs to their homes. Scott has also followed in God’s walk as a missionary by going to Alaska to help build a church. Scott and his wife started a newspaper, Good News Daily, which is no longer in production. His journey in construction and his work on the newspaper, coupled with his rich religious connection with God, found Will feeling ongoing signs from God to put together a book based on a journey in the name of God. Scott needed help with this project, as he had never written a book. He feels that God directed him to Weaver.
Scott went to trade school and got an associate’s degree in home construction. He has been successfully self-employed since 1981 in the home construction and remodeling business, having built several homes a year for many of those years.
Other writings by Will Scott:
Good News Daily; a Christian newspaper - 2004 - 2008