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

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Night and Day’s Cover

    Someone asked me recently how I came up with the concept for Night and Day's cover. Well, here's the story. When I was initially designing Night and Day's cover, I knew that Lydia's internal struggle would play a huge role in the design. I wanted elements to incorporate multiple facets of the story, but mainly … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: The Making of Night and Day’s Cover

Coming Soon! We’re celebrating the release of Dunkirk with an epic, riveting sale!

Are you ready for Dunkirk? So are we! And we're not just talking about ChristopherNolan's upcoming summer blockbuster movie. Beyond the major motion picture, there is Dunkirk Week WWII Epic Novel Sale. Discounted Books for 99c each! 40+ authors of the Facebook Second World War Club have40+ authors of the Facebook Second World War Club have … Continue reading Coming Soon! We’re celebrating the release of Dunkirk with an epic, riveting sale!

Behind the Scenes: Inspiration for Night and Day

I began drafting Night and Day in November of 2013.  I sustained neck and back injuries from a car accident in July of that year. I was already weakened the day of my accident from low potassium and dehydration from a bad stomach virus I probably caught at work. The physical and emotional effects of … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Inspiration for Night and Day