Tuesday, May 31, 2016

June 12 Book Signing in Nashua, NH!

On Sunday, June 12, I will be signing copies of A Buss from Lafayette at the Barnes & Noble store in Nashua, NH, from 3-5 p.m as part of the Teen Book Festival. It is located at 235 Daniel Webster Hwy Nashua, NH 03060. Here is the store’s website: Nashua Barnes & Noble. Come join the fun!

Friday, May 13, 2016

On the air in Boston!

Last night I went down to Boston to talk about A Buss from Lafayette (mostly) on WEMF radio.  It was great fun to chat with Gina House and Max Bowen. The broadcast was recorded and will be available as a podcast this weekend. I'll keep you posted.

Gina House

Gina House, Deedy, and Max Bowen

Here we are after the broadcast. We were trying to point at the word "more" on the poster, as I fell under that category (as opposed to "music" and "movies.")

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

On the Radio!

This Thursday, May 12, I will be interviewed at 8:30 pm on a Boston radio program called Citywide Blackout.  Broadcast on WEMF radio, Citywide Blackout “spotlights the independent art scene of New England.” To listen LIVE go to http://wemfradio.com (go to the upper left where it says, “LISTEN NOW” in orange). Listeners can ask questions while I'm on the air via the following two sites: Citywide Blackout Facebook and Citywide Blackout Twitter.

I've done many radio interviews, but it's been quite awhile since the last one. I guess I'll just do what I always do: chat with someone interesting and try to ignore the fact that many, many others are "eavesdropping!"

The best part is that since it is an audio rather than a video kind of thing, I don't have to wear my costume. It's beautiful but not all that comfortable, even though no corsets are involved. (No wonder Clara resists dressing this way.)

The interview will be posted as a podcast a few days after the broadcast.

Hope you'll tune in!



Friday, May 6, 2016

One Life's Goal Possibly Achieved!

Ok, people. You are here to witness an historic moment in my life! If you are reading this post on some other website, some techie tribulations require that you first directly visit my blog and do the following:

1. Put "Laura" in the search box at the top on the right side of this page.
2. Read those two posts.
3. Then read the following review that recently appeared on Goodreads!

Charming Historical Fiction

I found the story charming and very educational. I learned a lot about General Lafayette’s role in the American Revolution.

I liked Clara’s personality and the evolving relationship with her stepmother, cousin, and Dickon, who used to tease her. I think if there had been a little more interaction with each of those characters, it would have been even better.

I think fans of Laura Ingalls’ books, Anne of Green Gables, and Larkrise to Candleford would enjoy this. . .

Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 8.55.31 AMChristina D., Goodreads

I think you can figure out why I am thrilled by this!

Plus, the sun just came out here for the first time in days and days and days.



Monday, May 2, 2016

A BUSS FROM LAFAYETTE Launch Party Audio PLUS! (Finally)

After struggling with technology for more than a week, I am proud and happy to announce that I have finally managed to 1) add fun pix to the audio recording of the 15 minute presentation we did at the launch party for A Buss from Lafayette,  and 2) post it on YouTube (this was the tricky bit).

I talk a little about my inspirations for writing the story, read a few excerpts, and sing (!) the song written to honor Lafayette in June, 1825 in which "The Granite State" is used for the first time.

Together with some fiddling and dancing, I think this all turned out to be great fun.

Here's the link:

Launch Party Audio PLUS!