Friends, I just heard!!!

“Book Excellence Award Finalist Book Title: The Reversible Mask: An Elizabethan Spy Novel Category: Historical (From) hundreds of entries from around the world (and) your book was selected for its high-quality writing, design and market appeal.”

Thrilling HNSNA 2019 Conference June 20-22

Three days of revelatory seminar sessions, meeting friends and colleagues, good food and an Olympic length swimming pool in the gorgeous Gaylord Conference Center in Maryland, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. For me the most enlightening workshops were by Alma Katsu: Upping the Ante: Creating and sustaining conflict. A former intelligence analyst, she posited four kinds …


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


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.