About the Author

David C. Reavis retired from North Carolina State Government as a Treasury Professional after 36 years of service. Upon his retirement in 2011, Governor Beverly Perdue bestowed upon him "The Order of the Long Leaf Pine," which is among the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina. In a consulting capacity he continues to function as the "E-Commerce Subject Matter Expert" for the University of North Carolina System.

He has been doing genealogy research on the Reavis Family for over 35 years. He grew up in the Reavis Homeplace located in Vance County, NC, built by Samuel Reavis in 1789. He has always appreciated the heritage represented by the generations of Reavises who have lived there, especially during the Civil War. In writing his first historical novel, he was inspired by the resilience of the human spirit demonstrated by his ancestors who endured and survived one of the most horrific periods of America's history.

David and his wife Deelane, formerly of Raleigh, NC, now reside in Whiteville, NC and have a second home in North Myrtle Beach, SC.









Here's to the land of the long leaf pine,

The summer land where the sun doth shine,

Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great,

Here's to "Down Home,"

the Old North State!