Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games Success

I have just returned from the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee, where I hosted a tent for Clan Sinclair, my Scottish family Clan. My ancestor, Alexander Sinkler (St. Clair) of Glasgow, arrived in Virginia in 1698.

For the past 13 years I have been a Commissioner, and at one time, the Eastern Vice President, of Clan Sinclair, USA. My travels and duties as an author and publisher since my retirement from the insurance business have taken so much time that I have now turned over this post in Tennessee to Keith and Susan Sinclair of Knoxville.

At these Games I was privileged to be assisted by several other Clan members, and met the current Eastern Vice President of our Clan, Ralph Comp, who is also the President of Clan Skene, the honored Clan at this event. The entire experience was good, and I sold a number of books, particularly the full-color Prince Henry St. Clair children’s book by noted British-Scottish artist/author, Hazel Brown, and a booklet of Sinclair Barons and Earls as well as several of my own. We also handed out numerous brochures and applications for Clan Membership.

In the meantime, I am busy getting several new books released. Just go to for all those as they are available, and they may also be obtained in paperback or Kindle at, with the paperbacks being available at many other online booksellers.