We all joke about cooking with pumpkin in October, but guess what?  The Smith College Relief Unit was doing it, too, back in 1917! They might be afflicted with rationing and war bread, but the Smith College Relief Unit found themselves the object of relentless invitations to dinner from neighboring groups of lonely American and…

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The women of the Smith College Relief Unit were all changed by their experience in France– and so was their prose. Reading the letters of the Smithies in France and their compatriots, the American ambulancemen and aviators, one of the things that jumps out is the zippy new dialect they all adopt, an enthusiastic mix…

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As you probably know by now, my upcoming book, Band of Sisters, is about the Smith College Relief Unit, eighteen determined Smith alums who went off to the front during World War I to bring aid to French villagers on the front lines, women and children whose homes had been destroyed by the Germans. So…

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I am thrilled to announce that there are sixty (print) advance copies of my upcoming book, Band of Sisters, up for grabs on Goodreads! For a chance to win one of these beauties, just head over to the Goodreads contest post here. I fell in love with the dauntless women of Smith College, who braved…

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Happy Friday, all!  This week, I took a break from my Miss Silver marathon (okay, not a total break– I did read Latter’s End, and don’t ask me what number in the series it is, because I’ve lost all track!) with a new release from one of my favorite “I would read a telephone book…

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I am so thrilled to unveil the cover of Band of Sisters (aka the Smith Book) coming your way on March 2nd, 2021! Here’s the official blurb: A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War I in this sweeping novel based on a true…

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Now that the revisions for the Smith book are in– yay!– I’ve found I can finally read new books again. I ventured into pure Gothic with Rebecca James’s The Woman in the Mirror, in which a present day gallery owner and a World War II era governess both lose themselves in a Cornish mansion by…

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