I had no idea how wonderful it would be to talk to readers about my Maureen, Joe, Patrick and Eliza. It’s as if they have really jumped out of my mind and off the page and entered the world. They are living and breathing and winning the hearts of those who meet them. I’m so glad.
A couple of upcoming events are in the works for this fall — please, say you’ll come. I’d love to talk about my imaginary friends and the troubles they get into in 1862.
- Greetings and Readings, a wonderful bookstore in Hunt Valley, has scheduled a signing for Sunday, Sept. 17. 1-2:30 p.m. That date is the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, a central event in DIVIDED LOYALTIES.
- Baltimore Book Festival. I’m part of a panel on historical novels, “Writing About the Past” with some awesome novelists. It’s set for Friday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. in the Maryland Romance Writers Tent. That will be set up near the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Book signing afterwards. Here’s a great place to get some wonderful new historical novels.
- In honor of National Novel Writing Month, I’ll be offering some tips on writing 50,000 words in a single month at the Linthicum Branch of the Anne Arundel County Library, Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. I’ll sign books afterwards.
- I have been invited to the Dec. 2 book signing at Turn the Page Bookstore in Boonsboro. I’ll update this page when I know who will be there, besides Nora Roberts and, well, me.
Looking forward to meeting readers and writers, too.