As we creep towards spring, I have an exciting line-up of virtual events to help up brush away the pandemic winter blues! Here’s a list of what’s going on so far…. — January 27th, 8pm: celebrating Serena Burdick‘s new book, Meet Me in Havana, at Anderson’s Bookshop. Free and open to the public.  You can register…

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Put March 1st on your calendar!  I mean, I know, it’s already on your calendar.  What I meant is, save the date!  Because on the evening of March 1st, my publisher is throwing a huge, virtual, Launch Day Eve/ Women’s History Month Extravaganza! There will be Women’s History bingo.  There will be prizes.  There will…

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There’s another chance to snap up an early copy of Band of Sisters before it hits the shelves in March!  There are seventy-six copies currently up for grabs on Goodreads. Why seventy-six, you may ask?  I have no idea.  Possibly they meant to give away seventy-five and then found an extra one under the desk? …

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If you’re looking for a last minute gift for the historical fiction fan in your life, there’s still time to take advantage of the Band of Sisters holiday package from FoxTale Book Shoppe! Pre-order Band of Sisters from FoxTale Book Shoppe between now and January and your chosen recipient will receive a personalized card and…

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Waiting for the reviews from the big trade publications is always one of the scariest parts of the publishing process for authors– but Publishers Weekly has now spoken and I couldn’t be more thrilled! PW calls Band of Sisters a “seamless, well-plotted tale.  This will entice readers from the very first page.” Thank you, PW!!…

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Do you want to cozy up with a copy of Band of Sisters over the holidays?  HarperCollins has a hundred copies up for grabs! Here’s the official rundown: Enter for your chance to win 1 of 100 Advance Reader’s Editions of Band of Sisters by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig! On sale March 2nd, Band of Sisters is a…

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Do you need a gift for the historical fiction fan in your life?  (Which might be you!) If you pre-order Band of Sisters from FoxTale Book Shoppe between now and the end of the month, your chosen recipient will receive a handwritten card from the author and a set of Band of Sisters coasters now…

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Ring in the new month with a spirited discussion of the past!  I’ll be joining Fiona Davis, Jane Healey, Ariel Lawhon, and Joy Jordan-Lake tomorrow (Tuesday) night at seven o’clock to dish on historical inspiration, where we get our ideas, how we do our research, and pretty much anything else you’d like us to talk…

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As I get out the rolling pin and the pumpkin puree to make the pie for a Thanksgiving dinner that’s going to be somewhat (read: very much) smaller than usual, I’ve been thinking of other unusual Thanksgivings in unusual times– like the Smith College Relief Unit’s Thanksgiving dinner in the Somme in 1917. By November…

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While we were in our long, long lockdown in New York this past spring, my toddler discovered an insatiable desire for muffins.  He didn’t just want muffins.  He NEEDED muffins, like Bismarck needed a united Germany.  It was not negotiable. I mashed bananas until the smell of overripe banana made me sick.  I searched in…

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