Welcome to my online home. This is where I open the door and invite you inside to meet my literary family: my nine nonfiction books, four podcasts, and almost 200 magazine articles–many available right here. It’s been a busy time with launching three new books. My calendar is full of lectures and signings throughout the mid-Atlantic region. I’ll also keep you up on the progress of my first novel, The Impersonator, a mystery set in the Roaring Twenties scheduled for publication in September.
News & Events
The second edition of STUFF AFTER DEATH has been posted on amazon and Barnes & Noble sites for Kindles and Nooks, with updated links to relevant sites and new information. No price change, still just $4.99. Coming soon is a paperback version that can be purchased by people who don’t read on electronic devices or who want to write in the book, tear out pages, or give it as a gift. I didn’t originally plan to have a paperback version, but was persuaded by several requests from professional organizers and move managers who want to give the book to clients. I hope that will be available soon. It’s harder that you think to turn an ebook into a real book!! (Well, harder than I thought, anyway . . . )
Articles & Podcasts
There may be no better guide to the plants that grew in eighteenth-century gardens than The British Herbal, a rare collection of botanicals by artist John Edwards, published in 1770. “It’s one of the most valuable books we have,” said Wesley Greene, garden historian in Colonial Williamsburg’s historic trades department. “It lets us document the sort of plants that were available in the colonial era.” Edwards referenced Linnaeus for every plant, allowing Greene and others to identify species precisely. Keep reading . . . and see more pretty pictures!