January: #readglobally

In an effort to spice up my reading for 2020, I decided to “read globally, read locally.” I want to read the work of authors from other countries but add a few books from local (and I mean Maryland writers) authors to the mix. My January choices have made me smile with delight, laugh out…

What did you read in 2019?

I will always remember 2019 as the year of Angie Thomas and her young adult novels. I started the year reading THE HATE U GIVE and scooped up ON THE COME UP late in the summer. I cherished the strong teen-aged voices of Star and Bri. My heart broke for Star when her friend was gunned…

How to keep warm this holiday season

E. Elizabeth Watson has shared on her blog a long wonderful list of holiday reads, everything from my little book, Love Letters & Gingerbread, to her Scottish romance Christmas Wore Plaid to a collection of Hanukkah stories. Lots are historical fiction, including those rugged Scots and the always popular Regency. But there are contemporary romances,…

Come to the Baltimore Book Festival

This weekend, Nov. 1-3, booklovers will gather at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to snatch up some new books and book-related stuff and—my favorite part—to see and listen to lots of authors writing lots of great books. The Baltimore Book Festival has become my home in the past few years. Cancel everything! I have to hang with my…

A literary event for the ages

The Historical Novel Society North America will celebrate historical fiction at National Harbor on the Potomac River with a special event for all readers during their national convention in June. The Historical Readers Festival and Book Signing will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor Saturday, June 22, 1…