Monday, March 20, 2017

LA Times Festival of Books, April 22-23, 2017

Well this is a whole new level: I've been asked to be on the panel "Biography: The Women Behind the Power" at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in April. The panel includes Blanche Wiesen Cook of Eleanor Roosevelt biography fame, Lisa Napoli, and Susan Quinn.

I actually met Cook ages ago in 2000, in Houston. She did a book reading at the Brazos Bookstore (I think it was), then joined the Women's Group for dinner at a place in West U. where we all gushed over her. I have a picture somewhere. That was the summer before my internship at the Margaret Sanger Papers at NYU.

This is all so amazing! I've never been to Los Angeles! They want authors to meet in a greenroom before their sessions. They asked if we wanted to do media, as in radio and t.v. They wanted a dang headshot! I joke that I shall return all tan, wearing big sun glasses, and waxed from my eyebrows to my toes.  How much will this count on my 15 minutes of fame?

In any case, my panel is on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 10:30 am.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Yes, the Book Will be a Thing in the World!

I haven't written on this blog in ages. The situation became one in which I could write the blog or write the book, and the book won. Now, it is actually coming out! Officially, the publication date is May 2017 -- that's this May -- although it should be available in April.

The title is now Women in the World of Frederick Douglass.

You can order through the Oxford University Press website,, and Barnes & Noble. It's available as a regular book or an e-book.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it!