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Book Review: The White Venus

The White Venus, The Love and War Series Book Two  by Rupert Colley Rating: Five Stars Blurb: When you trust your enemy more than your family June 1940. A village in northern France awaits a garrison of conquering Germans.  To their dismay, 16-year-old Pierre and his parents are forced to accommodate a German major. He … Continue reading Book Review: The White Venus

Book Review: The Darkest Hour

    Today on my blog I’m honored to review the stunning historical fiction anthology The Darkest Hour: A WWII Tales of Resistance featuring novellas by Roberta Kagan, Jean Grainger, Marion Kummerow, Ellie Midwood, Alexa Kang, Mary D. Brooks, Deborah Swift, Kathryn Gauci, John R. McKay, and Ryan Armstrong. Full disclosure, grab a box of … Continue reading Book Review: The Darkest Hour

Behind the Book: Mary Carroll Nelson, A Portrait of a Barnard College ’50 Fine Arts Alumna

I'm pleased to mark the beginning of a new blog post series on the historical background of Before the Flood, and we're starting off with Lydia's artistic background at Barnard College, one of the Seven Sisters colleges of the Northeast. Someone asked me if Lydia is based upon a real historical figure, and the answer is … Continue reading Behind the Book: Mary Carroll Nelson, A Portrait of a Barnard College ’50 Fine Arts Alumna

Retro Recipe Review: The Brooklyn Blackout Cake

I always believe that you can get to know a city by eating your way through it. While researching Before the Flood, I got to know quite a few lost treasures of the Big Apple. One of these featured in the novel is Lydie's birthday cake: the legendary Brooklyn Blackout Cake. Lydie never passes up … Continue reading Retro Recipe Review: The Brooklyn Blackout Cake

New Extras page!

See that new Extras page? I'll be adding some really neat stuff there, from signed copy requests (which is there now) and upcoming things such as book club questions.  I'll post on my blog when new features are added to the page. Thank you for supporting independent presses.