Monday, October 14, 2019

Two Week Notice!

Two weeks to go! NaNoWriMo 2019 starts Nov. 1st, a little over two weeks from today. I am participating again this year and have a project in mind -- but first I need to finish the project I'm currently working on. No time to prepare for the new one, so it should be "interesting" this time around.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fall for the Book!

This year's Fall for the Book Festival starts today! All events will take place at or around George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. As part of the festival, I will be presenting about my book, "Fearless," as part of a panel with two other authors, Christina Dalcher and Henry Brinton. We will explore the topic, "Politics & Pretend: Reality Meets Fiction." Join us on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11:45 am in Room 1202 of Merten Hall. See this link for more details!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Book Reviews!

My novel, "Belle o' the Waters," has been getting some great reviews since it was released in April. The latest is from the Historical Novel Society: "This is an accomplished debut, and I commend the author for her sensitive presentation of this family saga and the hard-scrabble life they endure: fraught with tension, yet deftly balanced with joyous and hopeful times."

 The Washington Independent Review of Books called it "a moving account of mid-19th-century Mormons struggling to find their way," and Connie's History Classroom praised the research behind the storytelling: "Since I am a historian I am always intrigued by books based on events. The author did her research. I felt that I was learning a lot from her book." Finally, the Historical Fiction Review said, "Belle o' the Waters had me hooked from page one," and praised the "strong, believable characters, a creatively imaginative story line, and a look at a time and place in American history imbued with an iconoclastic mystery."

Huge thanks to all these reviewers -- and to all the readers who have bought and reviewed the book on Goodreads or Amazon. I very much appreciate the support and feedback!


Monday, April 22, 2019

See you in Kensington

Find me on the festival website here: https://dayofthebook.com/2016/01/15/participating-authors/

I will be at the Kensington Book Festival this coming Sunday, selling and signing copies of all of my books. The festival will take place along Howard Avenue in Old Town Kensington. More details on the festival website here: Day of the Book.

Attendance at the festival is expected at between 6000 and 8000 folks, so come on out and join us! In addition to books, books and more books, there will be food, crafts and other fun events.