Audio Book Roundup!

I love listening to books while taking a morning walk, lounging by the pool, or driving to the store. The audio narrations of these four novels recently blew me away. Surviving Savannah is historical fiction based on the real-life sinking of the Pulaski in 1838. After undertaking exhaustive research, author Patti Callahan brings this story…

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Favorite Book of 2021 So Far

Maggie Shipstead’s Great Circle is everything I crave in a novel with multiple timelines. 1) Unforgettable characters who are strong, vulnerable, sassy, wounded, and flawed but who dare to dream. 2) A fascinating historical thread–in this case, Prohibition and the early era of women’s flight. 3) Tension, love, insight and a view of what society…

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Rabbit Hole of Research

Years ago, a friend said to me, “You’re a planner. You have to stop all this researching and make a plan to write that book.” She was right. Some authors call it “going down the rabbit hole of research.” Historical fiction novelists can be history nerds–and I’m one who LOVES doing the research. My novel…

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Survival in Historical Fiction

What do these three novels of historical fiction have in common? They’re not set in WWII? Right. The authors are among my favorites? Yes. And the characters will fight for survival in the face of a natural disaster? Correct. Indeed, I’m guessing that Mother Nature herself becomes a character in these books. Melanie Benjamin’s recent…

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New Book Deal!

I’m excited to let readers know that another book is in the works! The Publishers Marketplace announcement is here. Look for THE WOMEN OF BOND HOUSE to come out in 2022. The story is inspired by my fascination with the Jazz Age, the 1920s automobile boom in Detroit, and a classic cocktail made with good…

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Happy Pub Day, MILLICENT GLENN’S LAST WISH!

Today’s the day! ☺️ It’s the official publication day for my first novel. 🎉🎊🎈There were many times over the years that I could’ve given up. I’m glad that I didn’t!! 💃🏻 Welcome to the world, MILLICENT GLENN’S LAST WISH. You were a long time coming and will forever be part of my ❤️

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Millicent Glenn’s Story… Why Dual Timelines?

I love books that are written with dual timelines. These books bring that fascinating interplay between the past and present, so I get to have both my historical fiction fix and the fun of reading a contemporary narrative. Two stories in one! I thought Millicent Glenn’s story was well-suited to being told in dual timelines.…

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Her Last Flight

I’ve been a fan of Beatriz Williams for years. In fact, I’ve attended at least three of her author events (often where she appears alongside historical fiction novelists Karen White and Lauren Willig). I loved Beatriz’s latest book! Inspired by the life and mysterious disappearance of “aviatrix” Amelia Earhart, this novel captures the spirit of…

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