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Carpe Librum

Bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.


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Historical Novel Society

Daughters of the Greatest Knight


I'm happy to welcome historian Sharon Bennett Connolly to my blog today with a fantastic post on the daughters of William Marshal as part of her Ladies of Magna Carta blog tour!

An Interview

For the last day of my blog tour, Pam Lecky has invited me over for an interview where she tries to stump me with challenges like selecting only 5 favorite books!


Source: http://pamlecky.com/2020/06/13/luminous-blog-tour-with-samantha-wilcoxson

The Society of the Living Dead


On Judith Arnopp's blog, we are talking about the Society of the Living Dead, an organization started by women who were dying of radium poisoning.

Author Interview at The Writing Desk


The next stop on my blog tour is an interview with author Tony Riches. 

Luminous: an excerpt!



Today, I am visiting with author Paula Lofting and have shared an excerpt from Luminous: The Story of a Radium Girl.


The Forgotten History of the Radium Girls



Author Suzy Henderson has kindly invited me to her blog to discuss the forgotten history of the radium girls.


Remembering Bobby Kennedy


The final post in my Remembering RFK series.

Source: http://samanthawilcoxson.blogspot.com/2020/06/remembering-robert-f-kennedy.html

Available Now!

Today is the day! Luminous is available now on Kindle or in paperback.


Source: http://mybook.to/luminous

Worker Exploitation at Radium Dial


It's DAY 4 of my blog tour, and I am thrilled to be a guest at History, the Interesting Bits discussing exploitation of workers at Radium Dial. You won't believe just how long it went on!


Why wasn't the law on the Radium Girls' side?


Day 3 of my blog tour takes me to the blog of author Regina Jeffers, where we look at the worker compensation laws of the 1920s & 30s that failed to protect dial painters working with radium paint.


The First Review!


It's DAY 2 of my Luminous Blog Tour, and I am excited to share this first touching book review from author Stephanie Churchill.



Life in the Times of the Radium Girls


My Luminous Blog Tour starts today! It is a little bit surreal to be sending this book out into the world in just a couple of days. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the Coffee Pot Book Club to learn about life of the young women who would become known as Radium Girls.


RFK & the Decision to Run for President


Looking back more than half a century, most Americans know that Bobby Kennedy was shot while running for president, but not all realize that it was an agonizing decision, that he was late to the game, and that he had a great chance of being victorious. Kennedy could be a polarizing figure. Because he worked tirelessly and held staunchly to his beliefs, those who didn't agree with him though him ruthless and inflexible. However, those who agreed with his vision for a better America adored him and were intensely devoted to him.  Keep Reading....

RFK and Bedford-Stuyvesant

As I shared Part 2 of my blog series here, I realized that I had never shared Part 1! I am not writing a novel about Bobby Kennedy but having been reading a lot about him lately and admire him for everything he did and much that he could have done. One of his projects is featured in this first article in the series, Remembering Robert F Kennedy.


The Compassion of Bobby Kennedy

Part 2 of my Remembering Robert F Kennedy series focuses on his great compassion and desire to make the world a better place.


The Road to Liberation: Trials and Triumphs of WWII

I'm excited to participate in another great blog tour! Today, we get a sneak peek at The Road to Liberation, a collection of stories exploring the trials and triumphs of World War II. Marion Kummero, one of the authors included in this anthology, is on my blog to talk about the inspiration for this book.