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June 17, 2021: The Secret Music at Tordesillas has just won The Gold Medal for Historical Fiction in the 2020 Foreword Indies Book Awards competition. 


OLDER: My debut novel, The Secret Music at Tordesillas, is the inaugural winner of the Tuscarora Award for Historical Fiction from Hidden River Press. The book launched on June 15, 2020. It’s currently a finalist for the 2020 Foreword Indies award in Historical Fiction, and received honors as the #1 runner-up in the 2021 Eric Hoffer Book Award (Historical Fiction Category).

Signed copies of the book are available through my hometown bookstore, Grass Roots Books and Music.  The book is also available through–a great place to buy to support local independent bookstores, through Powell’s City of Books, as well as through other major online bookstores and outlets, including Barnes and Noble and

And for eBook readers, there is a Kindle.

Read an article/interview in The Times of Israel, published March 7, 2021, by Yaakov Schwartz

Listen to a podcast-interview conducted by the madcap team of the Liars’ Club Oddcast in Philadelphia.

Read an interview with me by nationally-known literary blogger Deborah Kalb, published on May 29, 2020.

Booklist reviewer Sarah Johnson reposted her August 10 review of The Secret Music on her blogsite, Reading the Past.



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