If you’re interested in having me talk to your group about women warriors, Civil War nurses,  or writing about history, drop me a line.



February 17 1:00 PM  Civil War Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin. I’ll be talking about Civil War nurses–part of a weekend event focuses on medicine and the war.

April 11 A Q & A on Research Techniques for the Non-Historian. Historical Fiction On-Line Summit. The Village Writing School. Details here:

April 26 7:00 PM Keynote Speaker, Civil War Symposium, Randall University, Moore, Oklahoma.
Details here:

May 16 University of Chicago Service League:  The perfect audience for first time speaking about Women Warriors!

August 21 5:30 PM Lincoln-Davis Civil War Round Table, Country House Restaurant, 5600 W. l27th St. Alsip, Illinois

September 10, 11 AM Eastern time Main tent, Kerrytown Bookfest, Ann Arbor Michigan.  I’m going to be on a panel on Women in History. The other panelists will be Theresa Kaminsky (Angels of the Underground), Greer McAllister (Girl in Disguise) and Laurel Huber Davis (The Velveteen Daughter). Two historians and two novelists talking about the good stuff!

June 10, 2-3 PM Central Time, Book signing at the Authors Voice Booth, Printer’s Row Lit Fest

May 13  9:00 AM Central Time  Pritzker Military Presents, WTTW  PBS  (This will be available for streaming on the Pritzker website sometime after it airs.)

May 13, 12:00-2:00 Eastern time Book signing at Horizon Books, Traverse City, Michigan.   No program, just me, a pen, and a stack of books.

May 11. 7:00 PM Eastern time Benzonia Academy Lecture series, co-sponsored by the Benzie Area Historical Society and the Benzie Women’s History Project, at the Mills Community House in Benzonia, Michigan.
It’s National Nurses Month and I’ll be talking about Civil War nurses.

NOTE CORRECTION May 2, 3:00 PM Central time An interview and virtual book signing hosted by A House Divided.  Details here.

February 1 6:00 PM Central time Lecture at the  Pritzker Military Library.  If you can’t make it in person, the talk will be livestreamed.

January 18 7:00 PM Eastern time Interview on the internet-based talk show Civil War Talk Radio

July 30, 2:00-4:00 pm A “home-town girl” book event at the Barnes & Noble in Springfield Missouri.
I don’t have to tell you what’s happening here do I? Talk for a while about Heroines of Mercy Street in particular and writing about history in general. Sign some books. Say hello to old friends. Make some new friends.

July 2, 9:30 am National Park Service Centennial Sacred Trust Talks and Book Signing Event, co-sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park.  Gettysburg National Military Park Museum.  May I say, wow!   (If you can’t make it in person, the talks will be live streamed.) More information available here: Gettysburg Sacred Trust Program

May 17 7:00 pm  Three Crowns (private event)

April 20 7:00 pm Book fair on behalf of McCord Gallery & Cultural Center, Barnes & Noble, Orland Park IL.

April 18 7:30 pm Hyde Park Book Club, co-sponsored by Chicago Hyde Park Village and the Hyde Park Historical Society

March 22  Book club (private event) bookclub-vertical

March 10, 2016 5:00 pm Guest instructor,Writer’s Night Out,  Village Writing School, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
If you live in northwest Arkansas and are interested in writing, check out the school’s programs and community.

February 2, 2016 Guest speaker, The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum. Alexandria, Virginia.  SOLD OUT

January 25, 2016  Guest host, #LitChat: a real time Twitter conversation between authors and booklovers about all things bookish. The conversation has been going on since 2009 and has 14,000 followers around the world.  Here’s the link for more info about #litchat and twitter chats in general: