Events: Mine and fellow writers’

Coming up in 2019

Rising Sun Inn Author Series
Historical Novel Society National Conference
Baltimore Book Festival
Poe House 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 putting finishing touches 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. (Maybe I’ll have copies of the book. We’ll see.)

Tickets are $15 and are available on Eventbrite now–at….

Historical Novel Society conference

cropped-hnsna_proposed_logoThe national conference of the Historical Novel Society will be held outside of Washington, D.C., in a new town on the Potomac called National Harbor. Designed for both book lovers and writers, there will be three days of talks and panels, with Jeff Shaara, author of GODS AND GENERALS, and Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of WENCH, as special guests. A bookstore, featuring all kinds of historical fiction, will also be open all three days, June 20-22. I plan to sign DIVIDED LOYALTIES during the event.

Baltimore Book Festival

logo-bbfThe Baltimore Book Festival will be held later in 2019 and, here’s big news, it will be held in conjunction with Light City Baltimore. Mark your calendars for the 2019 extravaganza to be held at Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor.

The Maryland Romance Writers will sponsor a series of author panels and special events Nov. 1-3.

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.  Events are held second Sundays throughout the year.

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.