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….

Goodreads Choice Awards – Round One is Open

It’s that Goodreads Choice Awards time of year again! And it’s exciting to have a book that was published this year. I’m asking for your help. Please consider voting for Forks, Knives, and Spoons in the Best Debut category. Pretty sure it’s a LONG LONG shot – but I’m also…

Meet the New Debs of The Debutante Ball

I loved meeting every one of the 2017 Debs and can’t wait to get to know the Debutante Ball class of 2018. Join me! Founded in 2006, The Debutante Ball celebrates the journey of five female, debut authors on their paths to publication. Through discussions that range from craft and…

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…

What is Forks, Knives, and Spoons?

I’m happy to announce that I have an official title and publication date. I’m thrilled that my new novel, Forks, Knives, and Spoons, will be out April 18, 2017. I’m often asked: What the inspiration for this book? 26 years ago, my mom and dad took me out to dinner before…