Welcome to my online home. This is where I open the door and invite you inside to meet my literary family: my 12 nonfiction books, 4 podcasts, and 200 magazine articles (many available here) as well as the historical mysteries written by my alter ego, Mary Miley. The third in my Roaring Twenties series, Renting Silence, was released in the U.S. on December 1. The fourth, Murder in Disguise, is slated for publication August 1. I’ve recently completed the first in a new mystery series set in Chicago during my favorite decade–the 1920s–and have plans for a new direction in 2017.
News & Events
Come to a Book Birthday Party on Aug. 16 at Chop Suey Books in Carytown! My latest mystery, MURDER IN DISGUISE, will be released that day and, in the spirit of the Roaring Twenties, I’m doing a short reading and serving suitable Prohibition fare. Convenient free parking behind the Byrd Theater across the street.
Articles & Podcasts
In May I was invited to give a lecture at the DAR museum and headquarters in Washington, D.C., on history myths that pertain to women. The DAR records most of its visiting lecturers and posts the presentation online for those who couldn’t make it to the event. It’s about 35 minutes long. If you’d like to listen in, click on the word “lecture” above.