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M.L. at the book launch party for Heart of Deception at Book Soup in West Hollywood.


Thank you for stopping by. Connecting with my readers is always inspirational, and invariably helps me improve my writing, so please feel free to get in touch with me and I will get back to you!

On that note I have some great news to share: we’re renewing our “Buy the Book, Get the Author FREE” program for Heart of Deception. I will call in, video conference, or, if at all possible, actually show up in person to chat with any reading group that selects one of my novels to read. I’ve meet with nearly a hundred book clubs all over the country, and have always had a wonderful time. While Heart of Deception continues the story begun by Heart of Lies, it truly is a “stand alone sequel; one doesn’t have to read the prequel to enjoy it. So please, don’t be shy— get in touch!

M.L. at Borders

M.L. at Borders

My first year as a Harper Collins author was incredibly exciting. My novel, Heart of Lies, was selected as a “Next Great Read” by the American

Booksellers Association, and I was chosen as an “Author to Watch” by Target Stores’ “Emerging Author” program. I also was asked to speak at the Library of Congress (be still, my heart!) as part of their luncheon guest speaker series, participated with fellow Emory alum Lynn Cullen on a panel at the Decatur Festival of Books in Atlanta, spoke to National Council of Jewish Women in New York, and was a guest speaker at the California Writer’s Club; plus I met with booksellers and librarians all over the country, and visited with book clubs from Los Angeles to Seattle to Texas, Louisiana, Virginia and Atlanta.

I once again had a wonderful time in Jefferson, Texas, with Kathy Patrick, founder of Beauty and the Book and the fabulous Pulpwood Queens, the largest “read it and meet” book club in the country. Spending two days with enthusiastic readers and amazing authors such as Pat Conroy, Jamie Ford, Fannie Flagg, Karen White, and Susan Vreeland at “Girlfriend Weekend” was one of the highlights of my year.

This year promises to be even busier, and I am so grateful to the readers who continue to help make wonderful things happen! Please check out my events page to find out where I will be appearing during the next few months!

I’m always delighted to speak to writer’s groups, civic organizations, and gatherings of nearly any kind. So please take some time to explore this website, and get to know me, my characters, and something about the historical events that inspired it all. I hope to hear from you soon.