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Poe & Poets Reading Series-Sunday June 11, 2:00-3:00 Baltimore MD

I am so excited to be the featured guest speaker at the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum on Sunday June 11, 2:00-3:00.  The focus of my discussion will be on Poe’s haunting love ballad, Annabel Lee.  The program will start with a biography of Poe, followed by some fun History and Poe facts, the Literary Devices used in Annabel Lee, a group reading of the poem, followed by a general discussion on the poem. Also I will read selected verses from my own collection of love poems, The Man with the Ice Blue Eyes.  Join in!


My Name is John Singer -Book Tour is here!!!

Wow, so after one year of planning my book tour for My Name is John Singer is finally here!  Sunday April 23  I will be in Bel Air, MD at Barnes & Noble.  I have also been invited to lunch for a meet and greet with a civil war historian and author. Stay tuned for that!!  Also, another Barnes & Noble book event on Thursday April 27 in Fairfax, VA.  A long road  from the early idea and writing days of John Singer, to now travel with him as he makes his imprint in the very areas of the county John Wilkes Booth had tread as well.  Here we go!


iHeartMedia Hartford -The River 105.9 and Renee DiNino

SAVE THE DATE!  I will be a guest with On Air Personality The River 105.9 Renee DiNino on Monday March 27, 2017!!  Discussing my books, my love of writing and how my love of writing helped me through cancer. And hopefully my journey and story to keep going and never ever give up will help others newly diagnosed or currently in treatment.  Stay tuned for the time!!!!!


Save the Date! April 23, 2017 B&N Bel Air, MD “My Name is John Singer”

SAVE THE DATE!  I will be at the Barnes & Noble in Bel Air, MD on April 23, 2017 from 11:00-1:30!!  Discussion on and book signing on my romantic historical  fictional account of John Wilkes Booth “My Name is John Singer!”  The boyhood home of John Wilkes Booth, Tudor Hall is located within the Town of Bel Air.   Although John Singer is a fictional account of Booth escaping his end at Garrett’s Barn, and hiding in plain sight…the references of Tudor Hall are not only accurate in their physical description but accurate as well as to some accounts of John Wilkes Booth  formative years.  I can’t wait to go!!!


Thank you Eric Swanson!

Exciting news on My Name is John Singer!  Eric Swanson, author of book and lyrics on EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, and NYT best selling co-author of “The Joy of Living,” has kindly endorsed John Singer!  See below from Eric and look for it on the back and inside front cover in November 2016!!!

My Name is John Singer is a fascinating novel, rich in historical detail and nuances of character, time, and place. By turns tender, thrilling, and suspenseful, it is a beguiling work of historical fiction and a thoughtful exploration of love and redemption.

Eric Swanson, author, book & lyrics of EDWIN: The Story of Edwin Booth

and co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The Joy of Living.






WOW! Great Circle Productions – My Essay on EDWIN

Congratulations to Great Circle Productions on EDWIN.  Where history comes to life!

And thank you for all your support as well. It’s my love of history that drives me, and my

love of creating that which was not there before, that compels me.

BRAVO friends!


Great Circle Productions, Inc. Presents Edwin. The Story of Edwin Booth 2015

September 21, 2016

Moving Forward

There is much to admire in this production, particularly the wonderful performers who recite Shakespeare eloquently, sing beautifully, and act convincingly. It is a pleasure to hear their voices in speech or song.
— Huffington Post

Dear Friends,

On Sunday, the EDWIN family bade a fond farewell to our temporary home atSt.Clement’s, amid cheers, tears, and a well-deserved standing ovation for our spectacular cast and marvelous musicians. All in all, this too-brief trial Off-Broadway run was a remarkable step on the continuing adventure of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth.

And the adventure will continue! Plans are afoot to take EDWIN on the road. Just as Edwin Booth traveled to different cities, drawing crowds of excited theatergoers, we aim to bring the same thrill to audiences around the country before returning to New York City next year.

If you didn’t have a chance to see EDWIN, take a look at a couple of the glowing reviews we received. Theater Pizzazz hailed EDWIN as a “marvelous musical production…a scintillating elucidation of an amazing man and his family.”  Lisa G. Samia, the award-winning author of  My Name Is John Singer, a dazzling novel about John Wilkes Booth, posted on her website an essay that summed up our presentation of the “compelling and heartbreaking story” of Edwin Booth’s life in a single, scrumptious word: “Extraordinary.”

We are deeply grateful to everyone who has supported us through this phase of the adventure.  We welcome your continued support and invite everyone to contribute to our effort to inspire, offer hope, and touch the human heart as we move forward. You can contribute now by simply clicking here. Because we’re a non-profit organization, any contribution you offer is tax-deductible!

Jane Kosminsky, Artistic Director & Eric Swanson, Associate Director

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