The things we do for readers

Connecting with readers is one of the most important things authors do. If no one reads the works we publish, then what’s the point? On Saturday, April 13, I’m speaking as part of an author’s series about my first book DIVIDED LOYALTIES. But I’m also going to speak about my NEXT book, LOVE LETTERS &…

Signing books in Boonsboro Dec. 2

Will you be in Boonsboro Saturday for the next book-signing at Turn the Page Bookstore? When I joined the long line that stretched down the sidewalk along the town’s main street at the June book-signing, I never dreamed I’d be invited to sit with all those illustrious authors, including Nora Roberts, one day in the…

First steps in promoting my novel

I’ve done all the work to build settings that show how I think the countryside around Antietam Creek looked in 1862. I researched the Battle of Antietam, battlefield nurses and medicine (only enough; I’m squeamish). I’ve considered the clothes people wore then, the foods they ate, the names of the roads and churches and when…