My June 2023 reads

Another great month of reading. I travelled from an isolated home in a rural corner of Ireland where a killer may or may not be on the loose, to a small Connecticut town where  a recent widow is trying to kickstart her life, and her failing bookstore, as she tries to reclaim her life and…

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My May 2023 reads

May 2023 Reads reads

May was another great reading month. I became a flight attendant flying from London to Paris, I enjoyed the competitiveness and complicated relations at a community swimming pool in the northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC. Next, I traveled on to Poland to “party like it’s 1999”, following an art heist in the last days…

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My April 2023 reads

April 2023 Reads

  April was another month of great reads. Of my five novesl, three were NetGalley reads. Three were also new-to-me authors. My April reads had me lounging on a California beach, fixing up an historical home. Next I journeyed to medieval France and an adventurous journey to escape the bread guild. Following that, I was…

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My March 2023 reads

March 2023 reads

Another month, another amazing pile of books… In March, I enjoyed a good mix of historical and contemporary novels that had me “traveling” from the chilly seaside of Devon in the UK to hectic suburban life in Canada and finally, to another beach journey – this one in sunny southern California. My “time travels” had…

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New editorial review for Drink Wine and Be Beautiful

Drink Wine and Be Beautiful cover

This week I received a lovely editorial review from The Feathered Quill reviews of my forthcoming short story collection, Drink Wine and Be Beautiful. Appreciated this thoughtful reading of my stories, and I am posting the full review below. To those of you on Net Galley who do love women’s fiction and short stories, please…

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Shiny new badge for my In the Shadow of The Apennines

In The Shadow of The Apennines medal

Excited for my newest, pretty badge for my latest novel, In The Shadow of The Apennines. It’s been five months since my novel was released – but pleased to still be gathering reviews and comments from readers. Thanks so much for reading! If you read and enjoyed my novel – please, please do leave a…

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My February 2023 reads

February 2023 reads

Another month, another amazing stack of books! Absolutely loved my February reads. All my wonderfully talented women authors, all dual timeline historical stories, ranging from the Italian Renaissance to modern days. The settings also varied, from the poverty of the American Ozarks to the splendor of the Milanese court during the Renaissance. From war-torn Germany…

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My 2022 WFWA reads

2022 WFWA Reads

I often write about the wonderful Women’s Fiction Writers Association, the WFWA. I so enjoy being active in this fantastic group – and I always enjoy reading and reviewing as many new releases by fellow WFWA authors as I can. I decided to compile my WFWA reads for 2022, including my full reviews for these…

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Kicking off my 2023 reading year…

January 2023 Reads

I’ve been doing a lot of writing since the start of the new year, but I’m still squeezing in a fair bit of readng. While the new year is all fresh and shiny, I thought it would be a good time to look back at the books that have kicked off these first weeks of…

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