Dear Reader: Get to know Mabel Walker Willebrandt

    While researching Prohibition for THE STILLS, set in 1927, I learned about U.S. Assistant Attorney General Mabel Walker Willebrandt, the highest-ranking woman in federal government in her day. Mabel was the second woman to receive an appointment to...

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Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

  Of course every day can be Independent Bookstore Day, but hurrah for independent bookstores having a special celebration day! Independent bookstore owners and workers deserve a big thank you for all they do to connect authors and readers. You can learn more...

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“Tea with Jess”–Chatting with Author Jessica Strawser

    (Most) every Monday, I produce a live video of "Tea with Jess," in which I take a tea break and share a brief reading, thoughts on a topic, or a chat with another author. Today's "Tea with Jess" features Jessica Strawser, whose newest novel, "A Million...

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