Hello all, and happy September! Wow, it’s mid-September already?! I saw pumpkins at Trader Joe’s the other day and I realized that my denial about summer being over needs to officially end. There are football games on the TV and pumpkins at Trader Joe’s. That’s just the way it goes. I’m sorry for how irregular […]
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This Sunday, August 31st, I will be speaking at the Fort Ticonderoga Author SeriesaboutThe Traitor’s Wife,Benedict Arnold, and the role that this storied fort has played over the centuries. Nestled in between Lake George and Lake Champlain, with the Adirondack State Park and Green Mountains as its backdrop, Fort Ticonderogais apicturesque spot seeped […]
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I’ll be signing books and meeting readers this weekend during the tenth annual East Hampton Author’s Night! Authors Night is a fundraiser originally founded by Alec Baldwin and the East Hampton Library to benefit and support the library. Beginning in 2005 with a handful of dinners and a few hundred attendees, it has grown to […]
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Want your news to be fast and fun?TheSkimm.com is a quick and quirky news service with half a million viewers. They do the reading for you and break it down with fresh editorial content. And guess what? They picked The Traitor’s Wife as their Friday read! Check out this blurb: Remember Benedict Arnold? He had […]
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Check this out! I am so giddy to hear a certain newsy tidbit about Jessica Simpson’s wedding weekend. The star, when working with iconic designer Carolina Herrera, used Empress Elisabeth “Sisi” of Austro-Hungary as the inspiration for her wedding gown! Here’s the videoof them discussing the iconic empress. Jessica and Carolina — I could not […]
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Happy Fourth of July! Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday as we celebrate this great and free country. My thoughts today go out especially to my younger brother who is far from home, serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Check out the piece I wrote for Fox News in honor of the […]
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I did a guest interview discussing The Traitor’s Wifewith the blog Colonial Quills. If you aren’t alreadyfamiliar with the blog, check it out. It’sa great place for lovers of history, books, and yummy cooking! Read the full interview here. Wishing you all a safe and happy Fourth of July!
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So I’ve written before about how much I love discussingThe Traitor’s Wifewith book clubs.It’s an entirely different experience than, say, a more formal reading/lecture or an in-store book signing. Don’t get me wrong — I love doing those things as well! Book clubs are just unique in that they are so casual. Book clubs allow […]
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By ALLISON PATAKI As published by The Huffington Post: This weekend we will celebrate our fathers and the important men in our lives. In their honor I’ve come up with my list of ‘Top Ten Great Reads About Great Father Figures in Literature.’ I think I still have to get dad a present, though…. Do […]
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Calling all book lovers in the Chicago area! This weekend, theChicago Tribune will put on the largest literary festival between the coasts, the annual Printers Row Lit Fest. I was there today for the kick-off lunch and will be there on Saturday speaking on a panel. If today’s lunch and conversation are any indication, it […]
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