Come say hello!

  I’ll mark the anniversary of the Battle of Antietam at Greetings and Readings Sunday, Sept. 17, with a book signing. Divided Loyalties—have you heard?—tells the story of a young Irish lass who wants to serve her adopted country as her brother Joe plans to do. It’s a struggle all the way as she strives to…

Meet the authors on Facebook

UPDATE: What fun we had! One of our authors was called away and we missed her. But we had a rollicking good time. The conversation went on long past the closing time. People came from all over the country.  So many books, so many talented authors. And lots of readers who sounded like they found…

REVIEWS: Did you like my book?

A fellow author, Irene Frances Olson, recently asked on her website: If a book doesn’t have any reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers’ sites, does it really exist? As anyone who has held DIVIDED LOYALTIES in his or her hands — and I thank all of you from the bottom of my…

Book launched!

DIVIDED LOYALTIES said hello to the world today. I didn’t see it, mind you, until someone brought it to the house after it arrived on her doorstep. But today was its release day. Launching a book was a nerve-wracking process. I didn’t have to do anything. It was just a date on the calendar. On…

BOOK QUOTE: “Maureen wanted to help…”

Like her brother Joe, Maureen longed to serve her adopted country. An Irish immigrant, she had found a home in the Maryland farming community of Sharpsburg. Instead of famine, she had found abundance. Instead of English troops marching by, she had found peace. She and her family had a new life filled with such promise.…

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…

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…