Book Launch in the Time of Pandemic

During these times, we turn to books to raise our spirits and give us comfort. My new novel Mercies of the Fallen is set in another perilous time in America’s history — the Civil War. Ursula and Rowan are both fallen people, plagued with traumatic pasts but facing their troubled times with courage and heart. I hope you’ll find their story uplifting.

Civil War history, romance, intrigue, danger, and love meld together in a story any lover of historical fiction or romance will find hard to put down” –Eileen O’Finlan, author of Kelgeen and Children of Erin

Social distancing book launch

Awards Season, Part 1

The Laramie Award for outstanding works in the Americana / Western, Pioneer, Civil War, Frontier, and First Nations Novels.

Awards season is upon us! As my daughter dresses to attend the Emmys out in Hollywood, I’m happy to announce that my Civil War-set novel, Seven Aprils has made two awards long lists! The first is the Laramie Award. What a joy to take my place among authors who love writing about American history!

The second list is for the Chatelaine Award…

The Chatelaine is given to outstanding works in the genre of  Romantic and Women’s Fiction. I was fortunate enough to receive a First Place in this award for my romantic suspense novel Watch Over Me in 2018.

Aren’t they both cool logos? That is because both the Laramie Book Awards and the Chatelaine Awards are divisions of the Chanticleer International Book Awards, and its talented designers.

Honored to be long-listed!

The 1st Place Category winners and Grand Prize Division Winners at the CIBAs Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Washington. It is a fun evening and a beautiful ceremony. I loved meeting and celebrating with authors from all over the world. I hope Seven Aprils advances further so that I get to attend. I will invite my Hollywood daughter…maybe she can wear her Emmy dress again!

Hollywood Marya and her very Vermonty mom!