Dear Readers,

It’s finally time to celebrate the release of our novel, Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women, releasing October 1. I and my Scarlet Sisters are thrilled by the prospect of sharing the book with so many of you in person. Between September 30 and November 21, all six of us will be making appearances across the country, sometimes toute ensemble, and sometimes in smaller groups or solo. We would certainly be delighted to see you along the way! All the details of the tour are below, and meanwhile, if you haven’t pre-order your copy of Ribbons of Scarlet–do it now! 

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THE RIBBONS OF SCARLET TOUR SCHEDULE:

***Note: All events are open to the public unless listed otherwise. Various authors will appear at events; please check each event’s description to see who will appear near you. Events may be subject to change. Events listed as author or book events will include book signings. Please support our booksellers by purchasing books from them. We look forward to seeing you on the road!***

SEPTEMBER 30

OCTOBER 1

  • TBD, RIVERSTONE BOOKS, PITTSBURGH, PA, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY AND ELIZA KNIGHT
  • 12PM, LIVE AT YOUR LIBRARY SERIES, GASTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY WITH PARK ROADS BOOKS, GASTON, NC, WITH KATE QUINN AND LAURA KAMOIE
  • 3PM, BOOK REVIEW CLUB, GASTON, NC (PRIVATE EVENT)
  • 6PM, FICTION ADDICTION BOOKSTORE, GREENVILLE, SC, WITH KATE QUINN AND LAURA KAMOIE

OCTOBER 2

  • 1:45 PM AUTHOR TALK, COLLEGE OF WOOSTER, WOOSTER, OH, WITH SOPHIE PERINOT
  • 11:30AM, HOLCOMB READING CLUB, SPARTANBURG, SC, WITH KATE QUINN AND LAURA KAMOIE (PRIVATE EVENT)
  • 12PM, MONDAY BOOK REVIEW CLUB, YOUNGSTOWN, OH, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY AND ELIZA KNIGHT (PRIVATE EVENT)
  • TBD, KEYNOTE ADDRESS, CONVERSE COLLEGE, SPARTANBURG, SC, WITH KATE QUINN AND LAURA KAMOIE
  • 7PM, AUTHOR TALK, CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, BRECKSVILLE, OH, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY, ELIZA KNIGHT, AND SOPHIE PERINOT

OCTOBER 3

  • 11:30AM, LEXINGTON FRIENDS BOOK TALK, COLUMBIA, SC, WITH KATE QUINN AND LAURA KAMOIE
  • 6PM, AUTHOR TALK, CHARLESTON LIBRARY SOCIETY, CHARLESTON, SC, WITH KATE QUINN AND LAURA KAMOIE
  • 7PM, AUTHOR TALK, ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY, ST. LOUIS, MO, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY, ELIZA KNIGHT, AND SOPHIE PERINOT
  • 7PM, HEATHER WEBB IN CONVERSATION WITH ALLISON PATAKI, BOOK CULTURE ON COLUMBUS (AT 82ND), NEW YORK CITY

OCTOBER 4

  • 11AM, MOVEABLE FEATURE LUNCHEON HOSTED BY LITCHFIELD BOOKS, PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC, WITH KATE QUINN AND LAURA KAMOIE
  • 2PM, BOOKSIGNING, LITCHFIELD BOOKS, PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC, WITH KATE QUINN AND LAURA KAMOIE
  • 6:30PM MEET & GREET; 7PM MEET THE AUTHORS AT MACINTOSH BOOKS, SANIBEL, FL, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY, HEATHER WEBB, ELIZA KNIGHT, AND SOPHIE PERINOT

OCTOBER 5

  • 2PM, IN CONVERSATION WITH THE AUTHORS OF RIBBONS OF SCARLET, SHANNON STAUB LIBRARY, NORTH PORT, FL, WITH ALL 6 AUTHORS
  • 6PM, BOOKS & WINE, COPPERFISH BOOKS, PUNTA GORDA, FL, WITH ALL 6 AUTHORS

OCTOBER 6

  • 4PM, CHAMPAGNE & BOOKS, BOOKMARK, NEPTUNE BEACH, FL, WITH ALL 6 AUTHORS

OCTOBER 7

  • 11:30AM, BOOKS & BITES, FERNANDINA BEACH LIBRARY WITH THE AMELIA ISLAND BOOK FESTIVAL AND THE BOOK LOFT, FERNANDINA BEACH, FL, WITH ALL 6 AUTHORS
  • 7PM, AUTHOR EVENT, THE LITERARY GUILD OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND, ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA, WITH ALL 6 AUTHORS

OCTOBER 8

  • 1PM, AUTHOR TALK, MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WITH BOOKMISER BOOK STORE, MILTON, GA, WITH KATE QINN AND LAURA KAMOIE
  • 6:30PM, AUTHOR TALK, FOXTALE BOOK SHOPPE, WOODSTOCK, GA, WITH KATE QUINN AND LAURA KAMOIE
  • 6:30PM, AUTHOR TALK, TWO SISTERS BOOKERY, WILMINGTON, NC, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY, SOPHIE PERINOT, ELIZA KNIGHT, AND HEATHER WEBB

OCTOBER 9

  • 11AM AUTHOR EVENT, PEACHTREE CITY LIBRARY WITH BOOKMISER BOOKS, PEACHTREE CITY, GA, WITH KATE QUINN AND LAURA KAMOIE
  • 5PM, AUTHOR TALK, THE COUNTRY BOOKSHOP, SOUTHERN PINES, NC, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY, SOPHIE PERINOT, AND ELIZA KNIGHT
  • 7PM, AUTHOR TALK, MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE, ATLANTA, GA, WITH KATE QUINN AND LAURA KAMOIE

OCTOBER 10-11

OCTOBER 12

  • 10AM – 2:30PM, BOOKS & BINGO, HOSTED BY THE WOMENS’ NATIONAL BOOK ASSOCIATION AND ADVENTURES BY THE BOOK, CORONA PUBLIC LIBRARY, CORONA, CA, FEATURING KATE QUINN, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • 11AM, AUTHOR TALK, ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD DAR, CROWNSVILLE, MD, WITH LAURA KAMOIE (PRIVATE EVENT)
  • TBD, AUTHOR TALK, BARNES & NOBLE, ANNAPOLIS, MD, WITH LAURA KAMOIE

OCTOBER 13

  • 1-5PM, BOOKS & BINGO, HOSTED BY SAN DIEGO CENTRAL LIBRARY AND ADVENTURES BY THE BOOK, FEATURING KATE QUINN, KEYNOTE SPEAKER

OCTOBER 14

  • 6:30PM, AUTHOR TALK, ADAMS COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL WITH A LIKELY STORY, GETTYSBURG, PA WITH LAURA KAMOIE AND ELIZA KNIGHT

OCTOBER 15

  • 4:30PM, SUSAN B. CLEMENTSON AUTHOR SERIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF APALACHICOLA MARGARET KEY LIBRARY, BOOKSELLER: DOWNTOWN BOOKS, APALACHICOLA, FL, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY
  • 7PM, FICTION READING EVENT, STRING THEORY YARN SHOP WITH THE CUPBOARD MAKER BOOKS, LEYMOYNE, PA, WITH LAURA KAMOIE

OCTOBER 16

  • 10AM – 4PM, FSU PANAMA CITY FRESHMAN READ EVENT, PANAMA CITY, FL, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY
    • 10-11AM STUDENT PRESENTATION (PRIVATE EVENT)
    • 11:30-1PM LUNCHEON WITH A TALK ON WRITING
    • 2-3PM TEA WITH AN AUTHOR BOOKSIGNING WITH BOOKS UNLIMITED
    • 3-4PM AUTHOR TALK
  • 7PM, EVENING LECTURE, DICKINSON COLLEGE, STERN GREAT ROOM, CARLISLE, PA, WITH LAURA KAMOIE
  • 7PM WRITERS AT THE PAVILION, THE RITZ CHARLES, [DAY 1, ADDITIONAL EVENT ON OCTOBER 17] CARMEL CLAY PUBLIC LIBRARY FESTIVAL, CARMEL, IN. WITH SOPHIE PERINOT AND HEATHER WEBB.

OCTOBER 17

  • 9:30AM (DOORS OPEN) & 11:15AM LUNCHEON PROGRAM, THE RITZ CHARLES, CARMEL, IN. WITH SOPHIE PERINOT AND HEATHER WEBB.
  • 7PM, AUTHOR TALK, WELLINGTON SQUARE BOOKSHOP CO-SPONSORED BY CHESTER COUNTY LIBRARY, HILTON GARDEN INN, EXTON, PA, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY AND LAURA KAMOIE

OCTOBER 18

  • 6:30PM, AN EVENING WITH A WRITER, SPONSORED BY ESSEX COUNTY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, AT THE ESSEX INN, TAPPAHANNOCK, VA, WITH LAURA KAMOIE, HEATHER WEBB, AND SOPHIE PERINOT

OCTOBER 19

  • TIME TBD, LADIES WHO LUNCH, SECCO RESTAURANT WITH FOUNTAIN BOOKSTORE, RICHMOND, VA, WITH LAURA KAMOIE AND SOPHIE PERINOT

OCTOBER 20

OCTOBER 21

  • 7:30PM, RIBBONS OF SCARLET AUTHORS IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHELLE CAMERON, WORDS BOOKSTORE, MAPLEWOOD, NJ, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY, ELIZA KNIGHT, HEATHER WEBB, AND SOPHIE PERINOT

OCTOBER 22

  • 11:30AM, AUTHOR LUNCHEON, CORONADO LIBRARY, CORONADO, CA, WITH KATE QUINN
  • 6:30PM, AUTHOR TALK, AVON LIBRARY, AVON, CT, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY, SOPHIE PERINOT, ELIZA KNIGHT, AND HEATHER WEBB
  • 7PM, AUTHOR TALK, WARWICK’S BOOKSTORE, SAN DIEGO, CA, WITH KATE QUINN

OCTOBER 23

  • CHAMPAGNE AUTHOR TALK, BANK SQUARE BOOKS, MYSTIC, CT, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY, SOPHIE PERINOT, ELIZA KNIGHT, AND HEATHER WEBB

OCTOBER 26

  • 2PM, JOINT AUTHOR PANEL AT RANCH SANTA FE LIBRARY, SAN DIEGO, CA, WITH KATE QUINN
  • 2-4PM, BOOKSIGNING, BROWSEABOUT BOOKS, REHOBOTH BEACH, DE, WITH LAURA KAMOIE

OCTOBER 28

  • 6:30PM, AUTHOR TALK, CARROLL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY WITH A LIKELY STORY, MT. AIRY, MD, WITH LAURA KAMOIE, STEPHANIE DRAY, AND ELIZA KNIGHT

OCTOBER 29

  • 7:00PM, MOUNT LEBANON FALL SPEAKER SERIES, MT. LEBANON PUBLIC LIBRARY, PITTSBURGH, PA, WITH SOPHIE PERINOT

NOVEMBER 2

  • 1PM, BOOK TALK ON RIBBONS OF SCARLET, BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL, LITERARY SALON STAGE, BALTIMORE, MD, WITH 5 OF THE 6 AUTHORS (ALL BUT KATE)
  • 3PM, WRITING COLLABORATIVELY PANEL, BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL, MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE, BALTIMORE, MD, WITH LAURA KAMOIE, HEATHER WEBB, ELIZA KNIGHT, AND SOPHIE PERINOT

NOVEMBER 4

  • TIME TBD, FUNDRAISER EVENT, A LIKELY STORY, SYKESVILLE, MD, WITH STEPHANIE DRAY, LAURA KAMOIE, AND ELIZA KNIGHT

NOVEMBER 6

NOVEMBER 7

NOVEMBER 10

  • 11:30AM, HIGH TEA EVENT, OTTAWA, CANADA, WITH KATE QUINN

NOVEMBER 11

  • TIME TBD, AUTHOR TALK, JEWISH PUBLIC LIBRARY, MONTREAL, CANADA, WITH KATE QUINN

NOVEMBER 17

  • 2PM, AUTHOR TALK, MCINTYRE’S BOOKS, PITTSBORO, NC, WITH LAURA KAMOIE, HEATHER WEBB, AND ELIZA KNIGHT

NOVEMBER 18

  • 6:30PM, AUTHOR TALK, PAGE 158 BOOKS, WAKE FOREST, NC, WITH ELIZA KNIGHT, HEATHER WEBB, AND LAURA KAMOIE

NOVEMBER 19

  • 7PM, AUTHOR TALK, BOOKMARKS WINE EVENT, WINSTON SALEM, NC, WITH HEATHER WEBB, LAURA KAMOIE, AND ELIZA KNIGHT

NOVEMBER 20

  • 7PM, AUTHOR TALK, MAIN STREET BOOKS, DAVIDSON, NC, WITH LAURA KAMOIE, ELIZA KNIGHT, AND HEATHER WEBB

NOVEMBER 21

  • 5PM, LINGER LONGER LIVING SERIES AT REYNOLDS LAKE OCONEE, GREENSBORO, GA, WITH LAURA KAMOIE, HEATHER WEBB, AND ELIZA KNIGHT (PRIVATE EVENT)

DECEMBER 7

  • 12PM, MULTI-AUTHOR SIGNING, NORA ROBERTS’S TURN THE PAGE BOOKSTORE, BOONSBORO, MD, WITH LAURA KAMOIE AND ELIZA KNIGHT

RIBBONS OF SCARLET is getting some terrific notice. I and my fellow #ScarletSisters were delighted to get this fabulous quote from New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin!
 

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To celebrate, I am GIVING AWAY a 6-WAY-AUTHOR-SIGNED ARC of RIBBONS on FaceBook.

To enter FOLLOW THIS LINK then COMMENT on my Facebook post, and please LIKE and SHARE! We are eager to spread the kudos RIBBONS is receiving! The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard time on July 31st and it is international.

RIBBONS OF SCARLET is available for PRE-ORDER!!! On Amazon, at B&N, on GoogleiBooksIndieBound, and Kobo 

 

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Dear Readers,

This fall I head out with my #ScarletSisters on a fabulous book tour, celebrating Ribbons of Scarlet and the extraordinary women at the heart of the novel and the center of the French Revolution. Won’t you join me? Tour schedule below!

And in the meantime why not pre-order your copy of RIBBONS OF SCARLET from Amazon, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, or Kobo?

MY PERSONAL TOUR APPEARANCES (because you wouldn’t want me to be lonely)
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Four months from today—that’s when Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women officially lands on bookshelves (and in the mailboxes of those who pre-order from Amazon or elsewhere). That’s a looooooong time to wait. Trust me mes amis, I feel exactly the same way.

But what if you could get your own copy—an Advance Reader Copy (ARC for short) before the month was out? What if you could read the epic stories of 7 remarkable women as told by 6 award-winning and bestselling female historical novelists in 1 seamless novel MONTHS before anyone else?

MAYBE YOU CAN . . . Yes devoted readers it is CONTEST TIME.

ARC giveaway

I will be giving away TWO (2) ARCs of Ribbons, and you can earn multiple entries. Just follow the instructions below (the only thing required to put your name in the hat is a comment on this post—but there are ways to earn additional chances to win).

Bonne chance!

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So you say you’d love to win a copy of RIBBONS OF SCARLET: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women? GOOD NEWS a massive (think 100 copies mes amis) #GIVEAWAY just got underway on Goodreads!

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This is your chance to get a copy of my latest, and one of 2019’s most anticipated works of historical fiction, long before it is on shelves or your amazon pre-order (a very good idea by the way) arrives.
 
I was absolutely thrilled to be one of the #scarletsisters involved in writing this novel, along with Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Author, Heather Webb, Laura Kamoie and Eliza Knight. And I can assure you the novel is as breathtaking in its historical sweep and compelling in its cast of amazing female characters as the pool of author talent involved is impressive.
 

Drum roll please (okay maybe not, that does remind one of the moments before the blade falls on the guillotine—at least if one is an aristo) . . .

Here it is,cover of my next novel RIBBONS OF SCARLET–co-authored with the amazing Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Heather Webb, Eliza Knight and Laura Kamoie!!!

Are those the Market Women, members of the original WOMEN’S MARCH, marching on Versailles? Why yes!!!  But my role in RIBBONS OF SCARLET was to offer the story of the only Royalist—The king’s intelligent, pious, and ultimately daring sister Princess Elisabeth, who takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head.

As Madame Elisabeth scrambles to save those she loves, and the women of Paris march on towards Revolution and their destinies, you dear readers can march to your favorite purveyor of books and PRE-ORDER your copy of RIBBONS OF SCARLET (which will release October 1) TODAY!

Here are those handy “buy” links–
Amazon 
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
Indiebound 

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It’s time for another sneak-peek into the world of my next novel—RIBBONS OF SCARLET (coming October 1, 2019). WE HAVE OUR OFFICIAL COVER COPY, guaranteed to give you all the feels!

HERE IS A TEASER . . . .

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DO YOU HAVE THE SHIVERS YET? CLICK THE LINK AND READ the back-cover in full.  Then don’t forget to pre-order your copy!  Because #historicalfiction rules!