I love my readers

I had the most marvelous time yesterday at The Greyhound, an independent bookstore in Berlin, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Quaint Berlin, once dubbed “America’s Coolest Small Town,” is located a half hour from Ocean City and Assateague Island, Md. The bookstore is filled with best sellers and the works of local writers. I’m thrilled to…

Book signings are such fun

Lots of fun. I spent Saturday afternoon in the company of history lovers, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution at Rising Sun Inn in Crownsville, Md. What a fascinating group of people. I had such a wonderful time talking about Divided Loyalties, introducing the cover for its second edition and, even better, introducing…

Coming to Annapolis this spring

When The Spring Author Series returns to the Rising Sun Inn for 2019, I’ll be one of the three local women invited to speak about their writing. All three of us have written about Maryland heroines against the backdrop of history. I’m honored both for the invitation and the opportunity to rub shoulders with these fine…

Happy birthday, DIVIDED LOYALTIES

A year ago today, Divided Loyalties hit the bookstores. (Well, it actually hit the Amazon virtual bookstore. My story about a courageous teenage girl, her patriotic brother, their all-American friends and the battlefields and hospitals that changed their lives was born. So happy birthday to Maureen. To Joe. To their parents Kate and Daniel. To…

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…