H.J. Sage taught American history and literature for 40 years at Holy Cross College, Cameron College, the University of Maryland, George Mason University and Northern Virginia CC. To counter the high cost of student texts, he created his own textbooks, which have been adopted by many college and high school history programs. They are available through College Open Textbooks and on his Sage American History web site. Since retiring from teaching, Mr. Sage has written several novels, available at Lulu, Amazon and Amazon Kindle. His Irish novels are based on his teaching of Irish history and on his recent research trips to Norther Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.