Buy the Books
Please consider one of my novels for your next book club selection. I am happy to chat with book clubs via Skype and to visit book clubs in my area.
Book an Appearance
Need a speaker? My past appearances include the Florida Heritage Book Festival, Savannah College of Art and Design, the Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival, the Amelia Island Book Festival, and Florida International University.
Current programs include:
“Researching and Writing the Historical Novel”
Writing a historical novel may look like fun—until you discover how much work is involved. This program provides solid tips for researching and writing an engaging, accurate historical novel, including accessing and evaluating Internet and traditional sources, distinguishing between fact and speculation, developing a convincing historical vocabulary, and getting into the mindset of people living in centuries past.
“Could Anne Shakespeare Have Written the World’s Greatest Plays?”
Anne Shakespeare is often portrayed as the unloved wife Will abandoned in Stratford when he set out for London to make his fame. But what if that scenario is completely wrong, and Anne was the true genius behind the world’s greatest plays? This program examines the talents and qualities a 16th-century woman like Anne would have to possess and the obstacles she would have to overcome to achieve that goal. Includes a reading from The Secret Confessions of Anne Shakespeare.
“A Writer’s Portfolio”
Based on my 30-year writing portfolio, this career-oriented talk explores some of the opportunities for writers in fields such as advertising, public relations, journalism, and fiction and nonfiction publishing. Topics include the pros and cons of freelancing, marketing your business, and working with clients, agents and editors. Ideal for college students and others embarking on a writing career.