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This is where you'll find information about my books, including my latest novel, This Terrible Beauty (March 1, 2020), one of Kate Quinn's top 20 novels of 2020. My debut, The Forgotten Hours, was on the Washington Post bestseller list for seven weeks, and was an Amazon Charts bestseller. Find out where I'll be speaking and teaching, invite me to your book club, or get an inside look at the writer's life.

If you're a writer as well as a reader, take a look at my blog, where I delve into everything from "How to be a Successful Writer in 38 Easy Steps" to discovering "Your #1 Secret Weapon." Writing is my greatest joy, but it can be a pretty lonely endeavor—I hope you'll find some camaraderie here. I also write a brief, art-inspired newsletter once a month that readers seem to love: sign up here to check it out.

"A love story as devastating as it is uplifting, This Terrible Beauty centers on a young woman desperate to regain a sense of agency after WWII, shining a spotlight on a shadowy era in German history defined by radical social change. Deeply relevant to our current times, [it] explores the lengths to which we will go to find love, and the sacrifices we make for family and community. I fell in love with these characters, and came away heartened and hopeful.
~ Christopher Castellani, author of Leading Men