UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS
I’ll be back at the Tewksbury library to discuss Goodnight from Paris!
Thrilled to be speaking about the Goodnight from Paris.
I’ll be back at the Groveland library to discuss Goodnight from Paris!
I’m delighted to be joining the readers of Chase Library in East Harwich to discuss Goodnight from Paris!
Looking forward to visiting with the readers at the Westwood library to discuss Goodnight from Paris.
I’ll be joining the readers at the Billerica Public Library in Billerica, MA to discuss Goodnight from Paris.
I’ll be in Melrose, Massachusetts discussing my new book, Goodnight from Paris.
EPISODE 20: The Matchmaker’s Gift by Lynda Loigman
From Lynda Cohen Loigman, the bestselling author of The Two-Family House and The Wartime Sisters, comes a heartwarming story of two extraordinary women from two different eras who defy expectations to utilize their unique gift of seeing soulmates in the most unexpected places in The Matchmaker’s Gift.
EPISODE 18: Where the Sky Begins by Rhys Bowen
Bestselling author Rhys Bowen is my latest guest to discuss her new novel, Where the Sky Begins. A woman’s future is determined by fate and choice in a gripping WWII novel about danger, triumph, and second chances by the New York Times bestselling author of The Venice Sketchbook and The Tuscan Child.
EPISODE 17: Unnatural Creatures: A Novel of the Frankenstein Women by Kris Waldherr
This month’s book pick for Historical Happy Hour is perfect for Halloween! Please join me and the fabulous author Kris Waldherr as we celebrate the launch of her latest novel Unnatural Creatures: A Novel of the Frankenstein Women.
EPISODE 16: The Thread Collectors by Alyson Richman and Shaunna Edwards
Alyson Richman and Shaunna Edwards are my guests to discuss their new novel, The Thread Collectors.
“The Thread Collectors by Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman is the original story of a Black woman in New Orleans and a Jewish woman in New York, both of whom are fighting for the cause of freedom and Union victory through their needlework during the Civil War.”
—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman with the Blue Star
EPISODE 15: 3 Fabulous Authors: Piper Huguley, Libbie Grant and Aimie K. Runyan
Join me for a very special H3 panel, celebrating the launch of Piper Huguley’s novel, By Her Own Design. It’s the incredible untold story of how Ann Lowe, a Black woman and granddaughter of slaves, rose above personal struggles and racial prejudice to design and create one of America’s most famous wedding dresses of all time for Jackie Kennedy. NYT Bestselling author Kate Quinn says Huguley has crafted a “heroine for the ages.”
EPISODE 14: The Next Ship Home by Heather Webb
My next guest for Historical Happy Hour is bestselling author Heather Webb! We’ll discuss her terrific new novel, THE NEXT SHIP HOME: “An unflinching look at the immigrant experience, an unlikely and unique friendship, and a resonant story of female empowerment.”—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman with the Blue Star
EPISODE 13: Angels of the Pacific by Elise Hooper
My guest for the latest Historical Happy Hour is the fabulous Elise Hooper! She will be joining me to discuss her latest novel Angels of the Pacific. Inspired by the extraordinary true stories of World War II’s American Army nurses famously known as the Angels of Bataan and the unsung contributions of Filipinas of the resistance, this novel transports us to a remarkable era of hope, bravery, perseverance, and ultimately—victory.
EPISODE 12: Antoinette’s Sister by Diana Giovinazzo
My guest for March Historical Happy Hour is the fabulous Diana Giovinazzo! She will be joining me March 3 at 7PM EST to discuss her latest novel ANTOINETTE’S SISTER. Diana is also the host of the very popular literary podcast Wine, Women and Words and I am so thrilled to have her on H3.
EPISODE 11: Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor
Jillian Cantor is our guest! Join us to discuss her new novel, Beautiful Little Fools. USA Today best-selling author Jillian Cantor reimagines and expands on the literary classic The Great Gatsby in this atmospheric historical novel with echoes of Big Little Lies, told in three women’s alternating voices.
EPISODE 10: The Last Season by Jenny Judson and Danielle Mahfood
The Last Season is a collaboration between Jenny Judson and Danielle Mahfood, who met in high school and shared a mutual love of historical fiction and romance novels. Instead of passing notes in class, Jenny and Danielle would write short excerpts from imaginary novels that featured themselves and their classmates as characters caught up in tales of romance and adventure. Many years later, after cheering for opposite teams at Harvard-Yale games, they came together in New York City to begin writing The Last Season, inspired both by the Victorian period and the financial crisis of 2008.
EPISODE 9: Defending Britta Stein by Ron Balson
Thrilled to have Ron Balson, bestselling author and winner of the National Jewish Book Award, as my guest for this month’s Historical Happy Hour. We will be discussing his latest novel, Defending Britta Stein, a fascinating story of bravery, betrayal and redemption.
EPISODE 8: The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison
My guest for this Historical Happy Hour is Nicola Harrison to discuss her new novel, The Show Girl. The Show Girl gives a glimpse of the glamorous world of the Ziegfeld Follies through the eyes of a young midwestern woman who comes to New York City to find her destiny as a Ziegfeld Follies star.
EPISODE 7: The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan
My guest for Historical Happy Hour is bestselling author Mark Sullivan. He will be joining me on July 29th at 7PM EST to discuss his latest novel, The Last Green Valley, the epic WWII story of one family’s decision to escape tyranny and run to freedom.
“Mark Sullivan has done it again! The Last Green Valley is a compelling and inspiring story of heroism and courage in the dark days at the end of World War II.” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author
EPISODE 6: Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland
Join us for a special Catskills edition of H3 with Elyssa Friedland, author of Last Summer at the Golden Hotel. We’ll go back in time to discuss the hotter-than hot vacation destination in the 50s, why it was known as the Borscht Belt, and its depiction in Dirty Dancing.
Tuesday, July 13th at 7pm EST.
EPISODE 5: Lady Sunshine by Amy Mason Doan
My guest for this Historical Happy Hour episode is Amy Mason Doan. She will be joining me on June 17th at 7PM EST to discuss her latest novel, Lady Sunshine.
“Amy Mason Doan creates a whole world and mood with her exquisitely crafted novel, Lady Sunshine. It’s replete with late-’70s nostalgia, and Doan masterfully renders the lives of musicians and those who are drawn to them, no matter the price. A delicious daydream of a book.”
—Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of 28 Summers
EPISODE 4: The Secrets We Left Behind by Soraya Lane
My guest for May’s Historical Happy Hour is bestselling author Soraya Lane. She will be joining me (from New Zealand!) on May 27th at 7PM EST to discuss her latest novel, The Secrets We Left Behind.
Occupied France, 1940. When the staff at a field hospital draw straws to find out who will join the evacuation from Dunkirk, Nurse Cate is left behind. But when the Nazis arrive to claim prisoners of war, she takes her chance and flees into the night, taking one patient with her.
EPISODE 3: The Woman with the Blue Star by Pam Jenoff
New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff is our guest! Join us to discuss her new novel, The Woman with the Blue Star. Inspired by harrowing true stories, the novel is an emotional testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive.
EPISODE 2: Band of Sisters by Lauren Willig
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig is our guest! Join us to discuss her new novel, Band of Sisters.
EPISODE 1: The Last Tiara by M.J. Rose
M.J. Rose is my guest to discuss her new novel, The Last Tiara, a provocative and moving story of a young female architect in the 1940s who begins a journey to discovering her mother’s life during the fall of the Romanovs.
In this webinar, I present an in-depth look at the experiences of some of the real Red Cross Clubmobile Girls in Europe in December 1944. I talk about the events before, during and after Christmas 1944, including Glen Miller’s secret concerts and heartbreaking disappearance. Finally, I also share the more details about the Battle of the Bulge, including more details about the incredible true story of the Christmas Eve dinner between German and American soldiers in a Belgian family’s cabin in the woods.
I had the pleasure of joining this all-star historical fiction panel featuring bestselling authors Joy Jordan-Lake, Under a Gilded Moon; Fiona Davis, The Lions of Fifth Avenue; Ariel Lawhon, Code Name Hélène; and Lauren Willig, Band of Sisters. We discussed the history that isn’t taught to us in school–the forgotten people and events that inspire their hit novels.
In this Webinar, I present an in-depth look at the experiences of the Red Cross Clubmobile Girls during WWII in England.
My new book, The Secret Stealers, is coming and I can’t wait to tell you about it. No spoilers will be revealed, but I will share some of the fascinating history about the women of the Office of Strategic Services and the French Resistance during WWII.
I’ll share with you the inspiration behind my first novel. You’ll even see some of the actual pottery the Girls made.