I write about fascinating women caught up in extraordinary times.
Several of these women can be found in Angels of the Underground, which was published by Oxford University Press in December 2015.
I have been researching and writing about American women for more than 20 years.
My first book, Prisoners in Paradise: American Women in the Wartime South Pacific, reveals what happened to American women living in the Pacific theater as the Japanese occupied that territory during World War II.
Citizen of Empire: Ethel Thomas Herold, an American in the Philippines provides an in depth look at an ordinary American woman who embraced the goals of U.S. imperialism in the Philippines and spent most of her adult life there.
Now that I’ve completed this trilogy of the Philippines, I have a couple of new projects in mind that will introduce readers to women in American history that they may otherwise never know about.
When I’m not researching and writing, I am full-time professoring at a midwestern state university.
I have a wonderful husband and son.
I own an overly friendly and sometimes recalcitrant basset hound, Hugo.
Jacqueline Flynn at Joelle Delbourgo Associates is my (very patient) literary agent.
Sam Clark and Marta Rusten provide technical support for all of my computer issues, and they were essential to the creation of this site.
I am a big fan of chocolate, historical fiction, an odd variety of t.v. shows, and going out to the movies.
Questions? Contact me at misstk23[at]gmail[dot]com