Countdown to NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month is coming! National Novel Writing Month is coming! Did you hear? November is NaNoWriMo–a month set aside for anyone who thinks they might like to try their hand at writing a novel. Well, the first draft anyway. I’ve participated in this crazy month of impossible daily word counts since 2012. It took…

Say hello to LOVE LETTERS & GINGERBREAD

It’s book release day for LOVE LETTERS & GINGERBREAD. Christmas comes early for me as I’m proud to introduce you to LOVE LETTERS & GINGERBREAD, my Christmas novella set in 1831 Annapolis. I first met Patricia and Angela when I wrote DIVIDED LOYALTIES. Maureen and her friends Eliza and Amy were searching the battlefield at…

Paying tribute to Civil War nurses, like Maureen, during Women’s History Month

Last Saturday, I took part in a Women’s History Month event at the Boonsboro Library. While my two fellow panelists are real historians—John Banks writes a great Civil War blog, and Emilie Amt is a professor of history at Hood College—I was invited because of DIVIDED LOYALTIES. The program was organized by Smoketown-Antietam Hospital Project. It…