On My Way to the Big Apple for The Random House Open House

Thought I’d share some old New York postcards of Rockefeller Center on the eve of my trip to The Random House Open House this Friday–always love meeting fellow authors and wonderful readers. I’m excited to be doing a debut author panel with some incredible writers-Imbolo Mbue (Behold the Dreamers), Catherine Banner (The House at the … More On My Way to the Big Apple for The Random House Open House

Amazing Lilac Girls NYC Book Group Visit Was Like Being in a Woody Allen Film

Sometimes writing a novel has unexpected advantages, like dinner with my sister-in-law Mickey Murray’s book group, hosted by member Karen Freedman. Dinner on the terrace was transcendent, the eggplant parmesan and incredible view of Central Park rivaled only by the deep discussion brought about by the group’s insightful questions about Lilac Girls. Is there a better way … More Amazing Lilac Girls NYC Book Group Visit Was Like Being in a Woody Allen Film

Nashville Rolled Out the Red Carpet (and the squash casserole) for Lilac Girls

Living in Atlanta, I thought I knew all about southern hospitality but Nashville took it to a whole new level last week when I visited Music City to talk about my novel Lilac Girls. The all-female The Centennial Club welcomed me with open arms (and squash casserole to die for) I signed and spoke at the … More Nashville Rolled Out the Red Carpet (and the squash casserole) for Lilac Girls

First Visit to a Book Club to Talk Lilac Girls Was Beyond Wonderful.

After over ten years researching and writing Lilac Girls, in a solitary state, it’s been so much fun to get out and meet readers. But my first book club visit yesterday took connecting with readers to a fabulous new level. Our host Debby Fleischer (far right) made it all happen. She contacted me when the book … More First Visit to a Book Club to Talk Lilac Girls Was Beyond Wonderful.