Publication Day for Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles – May 9, 2024

My new historical fiction novel, Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles is scheduled for release in e-book and print formats on May 9, 2024. Stay tune for updates on when pre-ordering will be available. And if you’d like an advance copy to read and review, use the contact form to let me know.

Podcast Interview: What Are You Reading? What Are You Writing?- May 9, 2024

…with With Karen E. Osborne. Karen is an author of several novels, her most recent True Grace, a historical novel that takes place in 1920s Harlem. Karen is also the host of What Are You Reading? What Are You Writing? a podcast dedicated to interviewing authors. And she will be interviewing MOI! about my new historical novel, Courting the Sun. And what could be more exciting than to have my interview released on my pub day?! Stay tuned for the link.

Launch Pad Facebook/Radio Author Interview – May 16, 2024

I’ll be doing a live FB interview about my newly released book, Courting the Sun at noon (Central Time). I’ll be teaming up with several other Black Rose authors, Ross Hightower, Deb Helm, and Ginny Rorby. More into to come!

Save the Date! – May 23, 2024 

You are invited! Come celebrate the debut of my new book, Courting the Sun: A Novel of Versailles. We are planning a Launch Party at Mystery to Me Bookstore on Monroe Street in Madison. Time: 6pm. More details will be coming, but in the meantime, sign up for my newsletter to keep up-to-date with the book launch progress.


What I’ve Been Busy Doing

Books & Brews Podcast – November 2023

My On the Road mysteries co-writer Mary Joy Johnson and I had great fun conversing with the Books  & Brews Podcast hosts Laura and Chris Vosika while they mixed cocktails to go with our book readings. Thanks so much to Laura and Chris! Books & Brews Podcast #55

Waunakee Library Author Showcase – Sept. 23, 2023

Oh my gosh! So many great local authors were part of the Waunakee Library Author Showcase on Sept. 23. I read from one of our mystery novels (which one is still a mystery!), and sold and signed books.

Black Rose Writing Author Fest – Sept. 16, 2023

San Antonio, Texas. I attended a day-long conference for authors of my new publisher, Black Rose Writing. Met my publishing team in person and many of my awesome fellow BRW authors!

Judging Silver Falchion Awards – June, July 2023

I was part of the team judging mystery, thriller, and suspense novels for the Killer Nashville International Writers’ 18th Annual Conference (August 17-20, 2023) Silver Falchion Awards. Excited to have read some great mysteries and thrillers!

Hedberg Public Library Book Fest – June 24, 2023

Join Christine DeSmet (author of the Fudge Shop mystery series) and myself at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, WI as we present a workshop on writing dialogue — Elevated Writing:15 Dialogue Techniques to Create Masterful Prose. Specific time to be announced.

Glenn Stephens Elementary School – May 17, 2023

I was excited to join Ms. Nelson’s 5th grade literacy class for the afternoon to talk about revision and editing in writing. Always great to connect with young writers.