February 23, 2018
The-Wishing-Shelf-2017-Book-Awards-Finalist I’m quite pleased and honored to share this excellent news. I just heard BOTH my recent books, None of Us the Same and Truly Are the Free, are finalists in the UK-based The Wishing Shelf 2017 Book Awards!
I’ll be reading from Truly Are the Free tonight at the WHRO studios, our NPR station, for their “The Writer’s Block” program.

February 7, 2018
Met an impressive group of well-read and inquisitive women ready to delve into a discussion of None of Us the Same. Thank you, Susan Fournier, for inviting me to visit your book club. I appreciated the sincere curiosity and detailed questions. I really had fun.

Late Jan – Early Feb 2018  COSTA RICA! Details in my February 11th blog post.

January 11, 2018
Great kick off to book club visits in this new year with an engaging, knowledgeable group led by Ellen Masla. I truly enjoyed our discussion of None of Us the Same. Nice to hear of your interest in Truly Are the Free as well. Thanks so much for inviting me.

December 23, 2017
Thank you to everyone who came by Barnes and Noble to say hello, stay and chat, and/or buy my books! I had a terrific time meeting so many wonderful, friendly people who love to read historical fiction. We sold out early of None of Us the Same but fortunately had enough copies of Truly Are the Free to appease. My thanks to manager Albert Kurtyka and the New Town Barnes and Noble for hosting me.

December 19, 2017


Finding authentic voices for historical characters is an ongoing challenge for me. I share a little of my process in a guest post on fellow Historical Fiction author M.K. Tod’s excellent blog this morning.

November 5-20, 2017
Traveled to Indonesia. Enjoyed being back in such a cool country but upon my return home, the jetlag really hit me hard. Ouch.

October 23, 2017
What fun discussing None of Us the Same with this wonderful group of readers and writers led by Nancy Deming-May. Nancy had really done her homework and asked many insightful questions which I thoroughly enjoyed answering. Plus, the food, the water, the wine… what’s not to like? Thanks for having me, ladies.

October 7, 2017
Great to meet so many friendly and interesting people at the Williamsburg Book Festival. Thanks for coming out, everyone. And did you get to hear Kathryn Aalto? What an energetic, curious, talented author.

June 28, 2017
I was pleased to be the Spotlight Member at James River Writers’ “The Writing Show” at the Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, VA. I read a passage from None of Us the Same. Wonderful writing group of which I am proud to be a member.

June 19, 2017
I enjoyed my fun interview discussing None of Us the Same on Army Wife Talk Radio brought to you by Army Wife Network. Thank you, Debbie and Courtney! You can listen to it here:

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