Welcome to my online home. This is where I open the door and invite you inside to meet my literary family: my twelve nonfiction books, four podcasts, and 200 magazine articles (many available right here) as well as the historical mysteries written by my alter ego, Mary Miley. The third in my Roaring Twenties series, Renting Silence, had its international debut last summer and was released in the U.S. on December 1. Looking ahead to 2017, I’m working with the editor on the fourth in that series, Murder in Disguise, slated for publication this coming summer. I’ve completed the first in a new mystery series set in Chicago during my favorite decade–the 1920s–I just sent it off to my agent to see what she thinks.
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Looks like we’re snowed in for a few days. Living at the end of a long driveway and a cul-de-sac that never gets plowed means we have to wait for the snow to melt. But there are worse things than being snowed in for a few days–we have plenty of wine and firewood, the electricity hasn’t shut off, and it’s a perfect time for writing.