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SCHOOL VISITS:  Contact me directly to inquire about scheduling school visits. I am delighted to meet with school librarians and teachers who are teaching units on the Great Westward Migration or who are interested in writing and writing process.  After a dozen plus years in the classroom and almost that many at the University, I am happy to work with your interests and expectations. Feel free to download the media kit. 

The Last Crystal Wins Gold Medal for Historical Fantasy

The Last Crystal, Book 3, The Last Crystal Trilogy has been awarded a gold medal for Historical Fantasy by The Coffee Pot Book Club. The book club was founded by Mary Anne Yarde to promote historical fiction in all its genera. UK based, the book club has its own fan club.

Upcoming Events

Radio Interviews:

Tuesday, November 20th

  • Ron Specker  KLTF-AM Little Falls, Minnesota, 8:00 am EST
  • Valder Beebe Show KKVI-FM Dallas, TX, 10:15 am EST


Wednesday, November 21st

  • Matt Ray  KWAY-AM  Cedar Rapids, IA, 8:30 am EST
  • Bob Langstaff  WAMV-AM  Amherst, VA, 12:00 pm EST

Thursday, September 22nd

  • Jim Barter KIKO-AM Miami, Arizona,12:30 pm EST
  • James Lowe  KJAG-FM  Hutchins, Kansas, 2:00pm EST

Tuesday, September 27th

  • Chris Oaks  WFIN-AM Findlay, OH, 11:00 am EST

Thursday September 29th

  • Ken Johannesen  KORE-AM  East Wenatchee, WA,11:00 am EST


Wednesday October 5th

  • Jeff Williams  WSIU-AM  Carbondale, IL, 10:30 am EST


Book Talks/Signing Events:

Thursday evening, November 3rd

  • Featured Author, Glenelg Country School Book Fair, time to be announced


Mystery Author Extravaganza, Chesapeake Chapter, Sisters in Crime: 

  • Saturday, November 12, Miller Branch, Howard County Public Library, Ellicott City, MD. 1:00 pm.
  • Saturday, December 3, Reston Library in Reston, Virginia. 1:00 pm. 



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I'm enjoying a good book on the Southwest Chief from Chicago to LA via Kansas City.

The Southwest Chief train follows much of the route of the old Santa Fe Trail. So from Kansas to New Mexico, I wasn’t reading, I was taking notes. I’d driven along most of the route and viewed trail track ruts in Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle, but seeing the landscape from the train was invaluable. Much of the country looks remarkably like it would have looked to Sid.

Follow the link to view an interview by Liesl Bolin and the interior book desig of the Agatha Award-Winning The Last Crystal, Book 3. Film production is by Bill Butler. Creation of The Last Crystal Trilogy

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