Join me, Deb Marlowe, and Glenn Meganck at the Wake County West Regional Library in Cary, North Carolina for a lively conversation about books and writing. Tea and cookies will be provided. Bring your favorite tea cup! More details below and in the side bar.
Every two years, the Historical Novel Society, a wonderful organization comprised of novelists and readers, holds their annual conference in the United States. At this year’s conference, they’ve added a new event, open to the public. It’s the Reader Festival, which will take place on Saturday afternoon, June 22, 2019, at the Gaylord Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, just outside Washington, DC.
The Reader Festival will include a choice of workshops, author panels with Q&A, and even an opportunity to learn Scottish country dancing! Capping off the Reader Festival is a multi-author book signing. It’s a great opportunity to discover new authors. I’ll be participating in the book signing, so be sure to come by my table to say hello!
I hope you’ll join me and many other avid historical novel readers for this exciting and engaging event!
On May 19, I’ll be a part of this author panel at the North Regional Library in Raleigh, NC, to talk about paths to publication and answering your questions. Hope you can join us!
I’m so happy that The Artful Match is now out in the world, and is available at bookstores and eReaders near you!
If you are in the area of Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, I’m holding a painting party to celebrate the release of THE ARTFUL MATCH! Because the heroine of the book, Cara Bernay, is an artist, I thought it would be fun to dive into the painting experience for a few hours. We’ll be making a painting of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, a beloved symbol of North Carolina. There is a tie-in of sorts to THE ARTFUL MATCH. The story includes a hurricane — something we North Carolinians are very familiar with! — and a shipwreck, which lighthouses are of course designed to prevent. Everything you need to make the painting is provided, including instruction, and every participant will receive an autographed copy of THE ARTFUL MATCH. There will also be snacks and beverages provided, and the facility offers wine and beer for sale. Doors open at 2:30 for socializing, and the painting starts at 3 pm. Cost is $35 per person. To reserve your spot, be sure to sign up HERE.
MORE FUN NEWS! My website is currently under construction (in the background). I’ll have a new website up soon, with a fresh look and fun links for you to enjoy.
My thanks to all the readers who have enjoyed these books! Happy reading!
The Artful Match is available for preorder at your favorite retailer, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Lifeway, and ChristianBook.com. Look for news soon regarding upcoming book launch events, in person and online. I’m excited to be sharing this story with you!
Cara Bernay has never found a place to fit in or to thrive. At loose ends in London after a near-tragedy costs her a job, Cara befriends a rising young artist. With his help, she begins planning a new life and developing her own artistic talent. But soon Cara finds herself at odds with the artist’s brother–a handsome but serious-minded earl who wants to force his brother back to a “respectable” life.
Henry Burke, the Earl of Morestowe, feels the weight of growing financial burdens. His profligate and emotionally unstable brother is making matters worse, and Henry needs him back home. Despite misgivings about Cara’s mysterious background, Henry sees she’s a positive influence on his brother and on Henry’s unruly young ward, and he strikes a deal with her to return with them to their estate.
But the family has their own secrets, and when Cara, drawn ever closer to Henry, stumbles onto the truth, she must choose between following her heart and pursuing a bold plan that could bring disaster.