We delete scenes from America’s First Daughter for a variety of reasons – sometimes they don’t move the story along, sometimes they are repetitive of other scenes, sometimes they’re too tangential to our heroine’s personal experiences, and sometimes the goal of the scene can be accomplished in a better way. Deleted scenes posted on this website have not gone through the […]

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We delete scenes from our books for a variety of reasons – sometimes they don’t move the story along, sometimes they are repetitive of other scenes, sometimes they’re too tangential to our heroine’s personal experiences, and sometimes the goal of the scene can be accomplished in a better way. Deleted scenes posted on this website have not gone through the […]

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We deleted scenes from America’s First Daughter for a variety of reasons – sometimes they didn’t move the story along, sometimes they were repetitive of other scenes, sometimes they were too tangential to Patsy’s personal experiences, and sometimes the goal of the scene could be accomplished in a better way. Deleted scenes posted on this […]

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In America’s First Daughter, we posit a life-long romance between William Short and Thomas Jefferson’s daughter Patsy. But how much of it is true? According to Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph’s biographer, Cynthia Kierner, some manner of romance of unknown intensity and duration blossomed in Paris between Thomas Jefferson’s teenaged daughter and his secretary, William Short. […]

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We did it! Readers posted photos of America’s First Daughter from all fifty states. To celebrate, and to thank you, Stephanie is giving away the mother of all Jeffersonian prizes in time for Independence Day, including a tote bag, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness coffee mug, a quill pen set with ink, a […]

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Thomas Jefferson was the voice of the American Revolution, the author of the Declaration of Independence, the founder of the University of Virginia, and the third president of the United States. But he was also a man famously ruled as much by his heart as by his head. He was a man who loved a […]

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This article in the New Republic goes deep into the work of noted scholars Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf. Their new book examines Thomas Jefferson and all his contradictions. The article is worth reading in its entirety. But what really strikes a chord is the summary of how difficult a task Gordon-Reed and Onuf have […]

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We are thrilled to discuss our new book, America’s First Daughter, which portrays the relationship between Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph and her famous father, Thomas Jefferson, and explores the sacrifices Patsy made and the lies she told to protect him, his legacy, and the new nation he founded. Now, when you’re writing historical fiction about real […]

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Put yourself and Patsy Jefferson on the map of the country she helped her father to found! Snap a pic of the book in your house, on your bookshelf, on your desk, or in a store) and let us know. You’ll be entered in the epic giveaway when we hit all 50 states! Post your […]

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