Sister of Mine Wins 2017 Audie Award for Fiction!

I was pretty surprised to become a finalist for the 2017 Audie Award for fiction, but even more surprised to learn that Sister of Mine was the winner!

The book, including a nice excerpt from the book, can be found on the AudioFile website. It's great to win, and kudos to wonderful narrator Bahni Turpin, as well as thanks and congrats to the team at Brilliance Publishing and Lake Union.


Book Club Discussion Guide Now Available For Sister of Mine

After receiving several requests for a discussion guide, I'm glad to let readers know that it's now available on the website. Please feel free to refer to it, use it, and share it with your fellow readers.

Sister of Mine is Now A Finalist for a 2017 Audie Award in Fiction

When I learned that the audiobook version of Sister of Mine had been nominated for the award that the Audio Publishers Association likes to call its "Oscar," I was pleasantly surprised. Yesterday, when my book was shortlisted in the Fiction category, I was plain old stunned. Winners will be announced in June, but as with the Oscar, getting onto the short list is an honor, too. Thanks and congratulations are in order to the talented Bahni Turpin, who brought the book to life as the narrator.

The audiobook version of Sister of Mine is available both on Amazon and Audible.


Sister of Mine is the New Edition of Slave and Sister

If you tried to find my book Slave and Sister on the Amazon website recently, you were probably surprised to learn that it had disappeared. Not to worry. Slave and Sister has been "retired," as they say in the publishing business, and Sister of Mine, the new edition from Lake Union Publishing, has taken its place.

Sister of Mine retains the story and the characters of the previous edition, but in addition to the new title, it's received a sensitive editorial eye and a beautiful new cover (check it out below).

Please take the trouble to find the new edition, and I hope that you enjoy it as much as readers have enjoyed the previous version.


Sister of Mine

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high—or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history.




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