SPECIAL PROMOTION

5-day Kindle sale 99c/99p, Thursday 6/20 to Monday 6/24! http://getbook.at/reversiblemask Fun introductory video with period sound effects and visuals, professional actor reading, at the Anne Boleyn Files, June 20th.

IN THE NEWS: A SUNSHINE WEEK TO SAVOR AND BOTTLE:

June 4: My first PEN WOMEN of AMERICA annual branch lunch. Fourteen awesomely talented artists and writers attended. From left: Christina Britton Conroy, award-winning author, actress and musician; me; Joan O’Sullivan Lengyel, researcher and illustrator of old movie theaters; Michele Bonelli, painter of large scale non-representational canvases. The tiramisu is Christina’s, not mine. To those …

Book Launch Blog Tour Interview with: JEANNE MACKIN

Hello, Jeanne. It’s an honor to welcome you to my blog. What is your new novel The Last Collection about? Thank you, Loretta! The Last Collection reveals the rivalry between two titans of women’s fashion, Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. From their 1930s Paris establishments, they battle for the most prestigious customers and the title …

New Reviews!

A great big thank you to Christine Childs at HNS, and to Aimee Ann at Red Headed Book Lover! A big thank you to both reviewers for digging into my themes so carefully.

TIME TO CELEBRATE!

I’ve just been accepted as a member of the prestigious National League of American  PEN Women. The branch in New York that sponsored me has notable award-winning visual artists as well as author colleagues Linda Trice and Christina Britton Conroy. Thank you all for your vote Of confidence; I look forward to our meetings!

Night of Mysteries!

Dear friends and readers, I’m thrilled to be appearing with four talented authors at the lovely independent bookstore Wesleyan R. J. Julia on Monday May 13 at 7.00 pm. In the old Main Street of Middletown, CT. the street hosts varied restaurants and other stores serving a vibrant college town. The bookstore has coffee and …

PARKINSON’S UNITY WALK. JOIN LORETTA GOLDBERG AND DOUG SHAPIRO FOR THE FINAL LIVE FACEBOOK EVENT.

Like my hero, Edward Latham, have your senses scrambled in Constantinople by seeing the giant comet of 1578; be befuddled by a cacophony of inaccurate clocks in an Ottoman official’s private laboratory. Then, on the River Scheldt outside Antwerp in 1584, witness the first self-detonating ship bomb blow up, the infamous Giambelli Hellburner. I am …