Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Release of The Grand Masquerade

Don't miss the release of my latest novel, The Grand Masquerade Thursday, Oct. 9th 2014!
"For readers who like historical fiction with a little romance. 
It is a life built on secrets, lust, and lies, and Sydnee Sauveterre is at the center of the charade. Used as a source of income at a stand on the Natchez Trace, Sydnee escapes to start a new life in Louisiana. Gifted with visions and a knowledge of Hoodoo, she must find her way through the quagmire of danger and deceit that is 19th Century New Orleans. She bans together with four friends to create an illusion within the elegant, high society of the Louisiana Creole. It is a risky charade meant to fulfill all of their secret desires, and Sydnee gambles everything, including love, to lead this double life. Will she survive the grand masquerade?" 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Signing at The Irish Fair of Minnesota

Please join me at The Irish Fair of Minnesota, Saturday August 9th and 10th, 2014 on Harriet Island in St. Paul. It is a blast! I will be in the Author's Tent from 10 am. to 6 pm. both Saturday and Sunday. I will be there with other Minnesota authors who have ties to Ireland. The Irish Fair is filled with music, dancing, Irish trinkets, lectures, shows food, libation and lots of blarney, and it is absolutely free!

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Magnificent Ambersons-Booth Tarkington

Oh my gosh, I have been away from my usual haunts for a while, and now I am back to the books I love, back to early Twentieth Century fiction and loving it. What a rich beautifully written tale of redemption (and a good movie too).
Booth Tarkington dares to open with intricate descriptions of the home, the clothing and the lifestyle of the nouveau riche in a Midwestern town, setting the scene for decadence and pretension that follows the entire novel. It is not a difficult read and flies right along and you will love and sometimes hate the characters. This is a terrifically satisfying story which restores your faith in human nature and our ability to change for the better. Do not miss this Pulitzer Prize winner.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pics after Amanda's Guest Appearance on Malarkey-Radio with an Irish Accent

Darlene, Amanda and David at KFAI Malarkey-Radio with an Irish Accent
Siobhan and David-Hosts of  Malarkey KFAI

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Radio Interview with Amanda on Malarkey Radio

Here is a link to Amanda's guest appearance on KFAI. She talks about her writing process and inspiration for Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry and The Sword of the Banshee  Guest spot link Malarkey Radio With An Irish Accent

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Live Radio Interview with Amanda

Malarkey-Radio with an Irish Accent
Amanda will be discussing her adventures in writing and sharing music that inspires her.
Monday April 14th at 7:30 p.m. (CST) KFAI  
Click on upcoming shows at http://www.malarkeyonline.com/
90.3 FM-Mpls, 106.7 FM or streaming at http://www.kfai.org