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A Day of Fire: Finalist for the HNS Indie Awards - Mon, 22 Jun 2015
I’ve been remiss in not mentioning this before now. However, with the Historical Novel Society Convention only days away, I wanted to review the many reasons that I’m excited to go. First and foremost amongst those reasons, of course, is the chance to meet with my tribe of historical-loving readers and writers. I’ve made so [...]

Michelle Moran’s Wonderful REBEL QUEEN - Fri, 08 May 2015
It’s been a long time since I last read a novel set in India. (My unhappy 9th grade experience with Siddhartha might have something to do with that.) Whatever the reason, I came to this book without expectation, and was easily immersed in a world before there was a unified India. Rebel Queen is told [...]

A Regretful Review of THE LOTUS PALACE - Mon, 04 May 2015
Let me tell you what I regret about Jeannie Lin’s THE LOTUS PALACE. I regret every day that I didn’t read this book. Now, understand that I wanted to read it. I wanted to read it so much that I somehow own three copies–one in paperback, one for the Nook and one for the Kindle. Now [...]

Historical Fiction Books I’m Reading - Thu, 23 Apr 2015
I tend to be reading many books at the same time. Here are some of the ones that I’m learning from and enjoying right now. I think you might like them too. Check them out!

Apology - Wed, 04 Mar 2015
When I decided to write a mainstream historical fiction book about Thomas Jefferson’s daughter Patsy, it was in part, because of my continued frustration with people in our country who refuse to believe, even with DNA evidence, that Thomas Jefferson initiated sex with his slave, Sally Hemings, most probably when she was fifteen. It has been [...]

Let’s Help Out A Family That Lost Everything - Mon, 16 Feb 2015
The kind and talented historical fiction author Kate Quinn and her heroic servicemen of a husband (aka. Overseas Gladiator) suffered a house fire this week. Everyone, including the dog, was lucky to escape alive, but Kate was hospitalized briefly after having been blown down the stairs in a backdraft. She’s recovering now but the damage to the house was [...]

#ADayOfFire on sale for 99¢ for a limited time only! - Fri, 02 Jan 2015
Happy New Year! I’m pleased to let everyone know that for a limited time, my fabulous co-authored six part novel, A DAY OF FIRE is available for only pennies. It’s so good, y’all! It’s been getting rave reviews, and has been chosen for several ‘Best Read of the Year’ lists. I couldn’t be prouder. I’d [...]

#ADayOfFire Release Day! Get Your Copy Now. - Tue, 04 Nov 2014
At long last, this riveting story about the final days of Pompeii is available in e-book and print!     “This truly is the finest book I have read this year, an emotional roller-coaster that educates while it entertains. Its impact will stay with me for quite some time.” ~Parmenion Books “Despite knowing what happens in Pompeii and to [...]