Gee, Thanks, The Historical Novel Society!

on February 6, 2024

Many thanks to Jinny Webber, reviewer with The Historical Novel Society, who declares… “The Red-Hot Blues Chanteuse is a delightful, fast-moving story with constant surprises that gives an inside view of vaudeville, partway between a circus and a cabaret.” Jinny says lots of other nice things about Viola, Jimmy, and Erwin (for some reason, ladies… Read More

Thank You, The History Quill & Book Launch audience!

on February 5, 2024

Thanks to everyone who attended the BOOK LAUNCH panel at yesterday’s THE HISTORY QUILL Convention! I had a few glitches with my ZOOM connection (grrrrrrrrr….) but Linda, Jonathan, and Alina stepped up to make sure you got all the content we prepared. I hope you got some ideas to ease you through your next book… Read More

Thanks for downloading Fanny Newcomb & The Irish Channel Ripper!

on February 1, 2024

It looks like over 200 historical fiction lovers downloaded Fanny Newcomb & The Irish Channel Ripper for free last month via Bookfunnel. I hope you enjoy Fanny, Sylvia, & Olive’s story and consider leaving a review on my Amazon, Bookbub, or Goodreads page (and please include “I received a complimentary copy”). Your review will help… Read More


on January 29, 2024

January’s Bookfunnel historical fiction book giveaway ends on January 31st, which means my award-winning novel FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER goes back on sale. So you’ve got two more days to download FANNY NEWCOMB and other great historical fiction on Bookfunnel FOR FREE!

Just how ambitious is she?

on January 22, 2024

To Be Honest, Viola Vermillion, the heroine of THE RED-HOT BLUES CHANTUESE is a very ambitious woman. Discover Viola’s biggest ambition in this recent Paper Lantern Writers Q&A: What’s Your Protagonist’s Dream Job.

Just a little news about my WIP

on January 16, 2024

Today on the Paper Lantern Writers’ blog, I’m sharing news about my upcoming November 2024 release THE MAGNOLIA VOODOO BRAWLER. BRAWLER plops my red-hot blues chanteuse and amateur sleuth Viola Vermillion into a murder in 1919 jazz-crazy New Orleans. And since Viola’s character was inspired by real-life vaudeville chanteuse Elsie Clark, can you guess who… Read More


on January 15, 2024

In addition to a free FANNY NEWCOMB this month on Bookfunnel, my short story “Miss Evelyn Nesbit Presents” is also available for download. What’s the story about? In 1914, Evelyn Nesbit is a celebrated beauty who, as a teenager, was raped and ruined by a famous architect. Her mentally unstable and physically abusive millionaire husband… Read More


on January 2, 2024

Don’t worry, Fanny’s not in jail….but my award-winning novel FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER is free this month, through a wonderful Bookfunnel historical fiction book giveaway hosted by the Paper Lantern Writers. This link will take you to the giveaway, where there are plenty other great historicals for all of us to read… Read More

Happy New Year!

on January 1, 2024

Let’s celebrate with one of my all-time favorite vintage postcards!