Events: Mine and fellow writers’

Coming up in 2019

Poe House Author Series
Rising Sun In Author Series

Spring Author Series — tickets available

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Crownsville, MD

Saturday, April 13 • 1 p.m.

Tickets are now available for the Spring Author Series at the Rising Sun Inn, near Annapolis. I am the second of three speakers. The date of my talk changed from May to April. I’ll be there Saturday, April 13.

All three writers are Marylanders writing stories set in Maryland.

screen shot 2019-01-22 at 12.20.45 pmElissa Brent Weissman has woven a tale that connects an adopted African-American girl to her Jewish family. Written for younger readers, it kept me turning pages all the way. THE LENGTH OF A STRING is one of the very best books I read last year.

After I heard Lucia St. Clair Robson speak at a writer’s conference, I had to read one of her early books. Vivid, breathtaking language that I don’t think I’ll ever forget.

I’m working on a prequel to DIVIDED LOYALTIES, a Christmas story sthat goes back to 1830s Annapolis to relate the love stories of Civil War nurses Angela and Patricia. It will be released officially in September, but I’m planning on a Christmas in July sneak peek. I’ll have info at my talk.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite now–at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rising-sun-inn-spring-author-s…

Reading at Poe House Baltimore

screen shot 2019-01-26 at 3.57.23 pmThe house museum where Edgar Allan Poe officially began his writing career hosts a monthly Author Series.  The first is Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. and features Catonsville writer Michael Maloney, author of MILE MARKER TEN, a historical Ellicott City mystery.

I’m announcing this a little early but I’m scheduled to read Sunday, Dec. 8. I plan to read from “MS. Found in a Bottle,” Poe’s first work written in Baltimore to win a writing prize.

I’m quite honored to join this list of excellent scribblers—and in the house where one of my writing heroes, Edgar Allan Poe, got his start.

There’s no admission for the Author Series, beyond the usual fee, $8 for adults and $6 for students/military/seniors at the door. Arriving early to see the tiny five-room house is a good idea. The house is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. I’m often there on cold wintry Thursdays, volunteering up on the second floor.