News and Events

Thursday, March 30, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Library at 5:00 p.m.

Mark the end of Women’s History Month with my talk about the value of the month-long celebration in highlighting the lives of little-known, ordinary women. I’ll discuss the women of Angels of the Underground. There will be a book giveaway!


Thanks to the 90 people who ventured out on a foggy, rainy Monday night to hear about Angels of the Underground.

Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Waupaca Public Library, 107 South Main Street, Waupaca, WI

The Winchester Academy is hosting my presentation on “Angels of the Underground.” Get there early for coffee and cookies at 6:00 p.m. Pick up a free bookmark and stick around for a chance to win a copy of my book.

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Writing Women’s Lives Workshop: June 26-30, 2017

Writers, come workshop with me in June in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin.

Utilizing tools of historians as well as creative writers, this workshop provides the skills you need to add unique texture to your manuscript to enrich its story.

Whether you are working on a memoir or another form of narrative/creative nonfiction, time and place will play an important role. Learn how to make them part of your story as you continue work on your manuscript throughout the week.

Additionally, we will explore how, as writers, women face particular challenges in their writing lives. Understanding the nature of those challenges will provide you with further insight into your characters’ motivations and/or limitations.

What We’ll Do: Expect to write in and out of class every day, so bring your computer, notebook, or pad of paper–whatever you normally use. Workshop meetings will consist of: discussions of works-in-progress, in-class writing exercises, analyses of published works of nonfiction and fiction by and about women, and mini history lessons.

For more information click here.

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If you missed the C-SPAN3 broadcast on Sunday, you can watch my talk at your leisure here:


Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7:00 p.m. ET and 11:00 p.m. ET, C-SPAN3’s American History TV

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will air the talk I gave on July 23 about Angels of the Underground at the World War II symposium at the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia.


A big thanks to everyone who came out to listen to my conversation with Doug Moe, to the audience members who asked all of the great questions, and to Joanne for providing the time and the space.

June 16 at 7:00 p.m. Mystery to Me, 1863 Monroe Street,  Madison, WI.


Journalist Doug Moe will interview me about

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Please come and join the conversation. This will be a special week for Mystery to Me, which will be celebrating its third anniversary.

You can read more about the June 16 event here.


Thanks to everyone who came out for this, my first event for Angels of the Underground. On Monday, March 21, I’m speaking at 6:00 on the campus of Northern Michigan University in beautiful Marquette, Michigan. In celebration of Women’s History Month, I will talk about the daring women who appear in Angels of the Underground, including the glamorous Manila nightclub singer, Claire Phillips.



The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association listed

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as one of its January 2016 Midwest Connections Picks .