Selected Works

Historical Fiction
Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others' path during Pompeii's fiery end.
Caught in the deadly world of the Renaissance's most notorious family, three outsiders must decide if they will flee the dangerous dream of power.
The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web.
The lives of an ambitious soldier, a patrician heiress and a future emperor fatefully intersect.
The Year of Four Emperors - and four very different women struggling to survive
A brilliant and paranoid Emperor, a wary and passionate slave girl who will survive?

Ave Historia: An irreverent look at historical fiction today: books trends, historical tidbits, and random tangents

Book Signing With (Gulp) Nora Roberts!

September 13, 2013

Tags: author event, nora roberts

Color me nervous--somehow I ended up in a joint author signing tomorrow. And who am I sitting down with? Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas, R. C. Ryan, Victoria Roberts, Leslie Kelly, Suzy Duffy . . . and Nora Roberts! (First order of business? Don't hyperventilate upon meeting the great Ms. R.)

I'm even getting interviewed by the Herald Mail in advance, talking about everything from tomorrow's signing to the 121 pages of pure awful that was my very first book. Best of all, I love the article's title: "Living In The Past To Pay For The Future." Yep, that's a pretty good description of what I do.

Click here to read, and get details on tomorrow's event in Boonsboro MD! Forget coming to see me, come see Nora Roberts . . .

Come Join Me For Champagne, Chocolate, and Borgia Talk!

August 16, 2013

Tags: the serpent and the pearl, author event

Mark your calendars! I've got an author event coming up in one week in Baltimore, and I'd love to see you there if you're in the area.

The Borgias Unmasked: come join me next Saturday for champagne, chocolate, and the truth about history's most notorious family. I'll be speaking (not too long) about the good, the bad, and the scandalous about history's most infamous family - and did I mention the champagne and chocolate?

Saturday August 24th, 6pm
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

Hope I see you there!