In the spring of 1917, Walter “Pat” Lusk is lonely and bored. Sitting at his desk at Dow Chemical where he earns $12 a week shuffling papers, he dreams of the glory experienced by his grandfather, a Civil War cavalry officer, as World War I rages across Europe.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Marcia Maxwell discovered a passion for history while working on her Ph.D. dissertation. An edition of a 14th century manuscript in Anglo-Norman French, it became the genesis of her first novel, The Rogue Queen. Then, while visiting her family one summer she learned that her grandfather's WWI letters had survived. Using paleographic skills honed in editing the medieval manuscript she transcribed and edited the letters only to find that they had been heavily censored. Undaunted, she researched the Great War, the Army Medical Department, and gathered her father's oral version of his father's adventures, for Granddad had shared them with no one else. For Two Cents, I'll Go With You is based on his true story.