• Book Clubs & BookFest

    Last night I spent a delightful evening with a group of women in Clarksville who’d read “Beneath the Mimosa Tree” as its book club choice. They couldn’t have been more lovely, supportive, and inviting. We talked a little about the plot, but mostly about what it takes to be a self-published, independent author. I told them the truth: It’s much easier to write it than it is to market it. I enjoy spending time meeting women around the area at book club talks. It’s such a great way to share a common thread: that we like stories and we like to read. Thanks for having me, ladies.  * * *…

  • Upcoming Events…Come and see me!

    September is right around the corner, and there are lots of events on the docket. It will be a busy month as I continue promoting BENEATH THE MIMOSA TREE. I’ve had a lot of support from friends & colleagues, local businesses and groups, and students–both current and former. Here’s a list of events I’ll be attending in September, so I hope to see you around town. * * * SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 — Greetings & Readings Book Signing, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Greetings & Readings, Hunt Valley, MD Greetings & Readings, Event & Author Link * * * SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 — METAvivor’s 3rd Annual Author’s Luncheon, 11 a.m.…

  • My Novel—”Beneath The Mimosa Tree”—Now Available in Two Independent Stores

    * * * I wanted to take a moment to thank two people—and their respective stores—for supporting my novel, and, like me, they happen to work for independent stores, just as I am an independent author. Special thanks to Nancy Russell at Greetings & Readings in Hunt Valley, Maryland. My book, “Beneath the Mimosa Tree” is on the shelves there in two spots: under “Regional/Local Interest” and under “General Fiction.” Greetings & Readings is considered one of the premier independent bookstores in Maryland, and I’m flattered that they now house my novel. Also, Karina Ferrer, owner of  The Blue Door in Pasadena, Maryland, was the first person to welcome the…