Meet the Author: Lorena Hughes – The Sisters of Alameda Street

I’m happy to have met fellow 17Scribes author, Lorena Hughes, this past October in New Mexico at the Women Fiction Writer’s Association retreat. She’s the author of the fantastic historical fiction novel, The Sisters of Alameda Street.  What was your timeline from drafting to publication? Tell us about your publishing journey….

Meet Author Sandi Ward – The Astonishing Thing

I’m so happy to share my interview with fellow 17Scribes debut author, Sandi Ward. She’s a generous, kind, and spirited woman. Her new book,The Astonishing Thing, is original and touching and releases on Halloween – preorder today. Where did the idea for your book originate? The Astonishing Thing started out as…

Interview with Devin Murphy – THE BOAT RUNNER

Devin Murphy’s debut novel is out one week from today on Tuesday, September 5. He’s another on of my fellow 17Scribes authors who I am happy to introduce to you with today’s interview. Pre-order The Boat Runner now or find it in stores next week. What advice would you give…

Interview with Anna Dowdall – AFTER THE WINTER

Happy Book Birthday, Anna Dowdall! Her debut novel, After the Winter, releases today. Anna and I are both part of a fabulous group of debut novelists all releasing in 2017 – 17Scribes – find us on Facebook or the 17Scribes website. Where did the idea for your book originate? I…

Book Review: The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny D. Williams

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review and wrote this review for BookReporter.com. Because of my connection with Uganda, I was immediately interested in THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES. Our family has hosted and sponsored children, helped raise money to build a medical center in…

KGB Bar with 17Scribes

This Tuesday, I’ll be at KGB Bar in the East Village with four of my fellow 17Scribes. I’m thrilled to share the stage with Julie Pennell (The Young Wives Club), Renee Rutledge (Hour of Daydreams), Kate Brandes (The Promise of Pierson Orchard) and Sandi Ward (The Astonishing Thing). The literary…

Interview With Haley Harrigan – SECRETS OF SOUTHERN GIRLS

Haley Harrigan‘s debut novel, SECRETS OF SOUTHERN GIRLS releases today, June 6, 2017. Happy Pub Day, Haley! On with the interview … What was your timeline from drafting to publication? Tell us about your publishing journey. It’s complicated! I first started toying with the idea that became SECRETS OF SOUTHERN…

June Book Events

It’s going to be a fun month of book events! In addition to these events, I am excited to attend two June book clubs to chat about Forks, Knives, and Spoons with readers. Two of these event will be with some of my fellow 17Scribes – At the KGB Bar,…

Interview With Emily Cavanagh – THE BLOOM GIRLS

Emily Cavanagh‘s debut novel, The Bloom Girls, released on March 14, 2017 from Lake Union Publishing. The cover immediately drew me in but then the story did even more. I’m happy to interview my fellow 17Scribes author, Emily Cavanagh. Enjoy! What was your timeline from drafting to publication? Tell us…

Meet Jenni Walsh – BECOMING BONNIE

Today is #BonnieandClydeversary and we’re celebrating with Jenni Walsh, debut author of Becoming Bonnie. Jenni is one of the five 2017 Debs of The Debutante Ball and a fellow 17Scribes author. Today is the anniversary of when Bonnie and Clyde’s life on the lam came to an end. What was…