is a high school history teacher in Orange County, California and author of Unsung Hero of the Great War: The Life and Witness of Ben Salmon (Paulist Press, 1989), winner of the 1990 Pax Christi USA Book Award. He holds degrees in American Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of Massachusetts, Boston, as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Finney grew up in the South, served as a pastor in the Bay Area, Hawaii and Kansas, and was the vocalist and lyricist in a progressive rock band before entering the teaching profession in 1998 and earning his credential from the University of La Verne. From 1996 to 2011, he participated in reenactments of the American Civil War period across the United States, portraying an Irish Union soldier, a fictitious artist correspondent for a New York illustrated newspaper, a Confederate diplomat, and a Missouri guerrilla. He is now in the process of completing the following novels based on his experiences and making them available for online readers.
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