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       Welcome to my author website.

       I'm delighted to share my latest release, A Change of Location--my sixteenth novel and my very first contemporary.

Info, advance reviews, order links can be found here.




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Click here to enter a drawing for one of three autographed copies of A Change of Location, the 15-ounce promotional coffee mug, plus the printed map of the novel's Milver Vale setting. Be sure to include your name and email address for contact if you are the winner, and put "CONTEST ENTRY" in the message box. Contest closes June 8, 2024, at midnight Eastern Time.


       The Myrtle Wand, my 15th novel, a retelling and reimagining and continuation of the famous ballet Giselle, relocated to 17th century France and the court of Louis XIV. Reviews have been truly gratifying! Writing it was a chance to explore some familiar areas of France, and returned me to the 17th century, which I also explored in A Pledge of Better Times, set in the court of William and Mary in England.

      The Limits of Limelight features Phyllis Fraser, whose first cousin was Ginger Rogers. Like Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr, it's populated with notable figures of Golden Age Hollywood and elsewhere.

       I've also ventured into contemporary fiction, which I've always wanted to do--one novel completed, and its sequel underway. My next project, a return to biographical fiction, takes me back to the theatrical realm of 18th century England.

     I often have a close personal connection to the people whose stories I tell. In some cases there's a genealogical tie. Or we might share a profession (theatre, writing, film) or a favorite pastime (gardening, music) or a location (England, New England.) Because I truly enjoy researching my novels, I go to great lengths--and distances--to create my characters and their worlds.

     Enjoy your stay!
                                                           


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