“The War Criminal’s Son: The Civil War Saga of William A. Winder”
Presented by Jane Singer
Meet Our Speaker:
Jane Singer is a Civil War scholar and author of fiction and nonfiction. Her nonfiction works include: “The War Criminal’s Son: The Civil War Saga of William A. Winder” (2019); “Lincoln’s Secret Spy: The Civil War Case That Changed The Future of Espionage” (2015); and, “The Confederate Dirty War: Arson, Bombings, Assassination and Plots for Chemical and Germ Attacks Against the Union” (2005,) on which the History Channel based a two-hour special, called: “Civil War Terror,” in 2006. Singer was both the historical consultant for the project, as well as the primary, onscreen narrator. Her writing has been featured in the Washington Post Magazine (“The Fiend in Gray”), The Washington Times (“Felix Stidger and the Sons of Liberty”). Her research and discovery of Stidger, a little-known American hero, were also illuminated in a Chicago Sun-Times article.
Singer’s fiction works include: “Alias Dragonfly,” the first book in a young adult, Civil War spy trilogy, featuring the intrepid Pinkerton agent, teenager Maddie Bradford. (2011), and “Booth’s Sister,” a historical fantasy about the reckless, enchanted childhood of John Wilkes Booth, and his beloved sister, Asia (2008.)
Singer is also a professional actor, voice-over artist, narrator and lecturer. Born and raised in Falls Church, Virginia, she now lives in Los Angeles, California, and is currently speaking to various groups about “The War Criminal’s Son.”