BOOK QUOTE: “Instead of corn…”

Maureen and her friends, Eliza and Amy, who lived on the next farm, didn’t know what to expect when they ventured out away from their homes. They weren’t even sure they wanted to see after they’d heard the thunder of battle for a long, horrible day. Amy, married to a Union soldier, led the way…

BOOK QUOTE: “Something’s brewing…”

Divided Loyalties begins in the summer of 1862. It’s been a difficult summer for Maureen, an 18-year-old Irish immigrant, and her brother, Joe. After their father was injured in a fall earlier in the season, care of the farm became their responsibility. And then they begin to see troops, Union and Confederate, on the road…

Book trailer for my new novel

7 days to publication While I count down the days until publication of DIVIDED LOYALTIES, I have created a short book trailer to give a hint of what my book is about. Since my website doesn’t support video, here’s the link to my Facebook page where you can see it. Thought it’s not for a…

READ: The Queen’s Dollmaker

The Queen’s Dollmaker, Christine Trent’s historical novel, set in the final years of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette’s reign, spins a story of hard work, perseverance and hope. All at the hands of a young orphan girl. Claudette loses everything when fire destroys the neighborhood where she has grown up. Her father, a well-loved dealmaker, and her…

INSPIRED by the past

Hooking into a significant small event in your past is a way to open your heart and connect with your readers. I came across this sentence in a wonderful post by Fae Rowen in the blog Writers in the Storm. As I think about my upcoming book, I wondered how my summers past fit into…