Love Letters & Gingerbread, a Christmas novella set in 1831 Annapolis, will be released on July 25—It’s Christmas in July!
I’ve spent 35 years as a journalist, always chasing facts, figures and quotes.
Then I discovered fiction. Facts are still nice but now I could make it all up! History adds a little fact to my fiction. When I began thinking about how ordinary people respond to extraordinary times, I knew what I wanted to write about.
As a journalist, I’ve written for Maryland-based community newspapers and I’ve written six travel guides for Frommer’s and one for Globe-Pequot. I still freelance but spend most of my time in my own little fictional worlds.
I wrote my first novel (the first I’ll claim, anyway) Divided Loyalties, during National Novel Writing Month in 2015. Black Rose Writing published it July 27, 2017. I’m now sending queries for my next novel, set in Annapolis in December 1783. I’m working on a third and a fourth and giving contemporary fiction a try. I wrote multiple stories as a journalist— why not write novels the same way?
My husband and I have three grown children. I also travel a lot (and then write a travel blog, ADayAwayTravel.)