Events / Contact

I am thrilled to announce that my new book, In the Shadow of the Empress:  The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters, will be published on September 21, 2021 by Little, Brown and Company in the U.S. and Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the U.K.

For all media or event inquiries, please contact Alyssa Persons at

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For other inquiries, please contact my literary agent, Michael Carlisle, at

Upcoming Events:

September 21, 2021
Warwick’s
La Jolla, CA
Free virtual event on Facebook Live
5 PM Pacific Time
Order a copy of In the Shadow of the Empress from Warwick’s

September 29, 2021
The Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
Free virtual event on Facebook Live
5 PM Arizona Time (same as Pacific Time)
Order a copy of In the Shadow of the Empress from the Poisoned Pen

October 19, 2021
The Prologue Society
Members-only event on Crowdcast
1 PM Eastern Time