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 I’m a historical novelist, fascinated by individual journeys in other times and places as men and women seek what poet Mary Oliver calls our “place in the family of things.”bluesky3

In my upcoming (May, 2015) novel, Under the Same Blue Sky, a young German-American woman discovers that more than magical healing powers are needed as World War I up-ends her community.

SwimmingintheMoon pb c angleIn Swimming in the Moon (2013), set around 1910, Lucia leaves a magnificent villa on the Bay of Naples for Cleveland, fighting for worker justice while coping with her gifted mother’s emotional instability. whenstrangers-pb-c1 angle

When We Were Strangers (2011), a USA Today Bestseller, follows a young seamstress from a mountain village in Southern Italy as she stitches a new life in America’s rough immigrant quarters of the 1880’s. 

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Under the Same Blue Sky, publication! May 5, 2015. Launch at Laurel Theater, Knoxville on May 7 @ 7 pm.

Monday, April 6, 2015. Making it Real: Research Techniques for the Smart Writer. Blount County Public Library, Maryville, TN

April 9-11, 2015. Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference. Workshop on historical fiction and panel on agents. DoubleTree Hotel, Oak Ridge, TN

Thursday, May 14. Shell Shock & PTSD: Fiction & Fact. Lawson McGhee Public Library, Knoxville, TN

Swimming in the Moon will be published in German. November, 2015

Recent Review
"A testament to the love and enduring bond between mothers and daughters, childhood friendships and adopted family, Swimming in the Moon is a must read for anyone who enjoys beautiful, richly drawn characters and a historical setting so realistic one would believe they had been transported into another time. A glorious, unforgettable novel. A+" Pittsburgh Examiner

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