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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Friends! We’re so excited to share that America’s First Daughter has made it to the final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards! Even if you’ve voted in the earlier rounds, you can vote again in this new round! We hope you will because we’re just thrilled the book has made it so far!! Thank you for […]

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Stephanie and I are thrilled to share that AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER has been nominated for Best Historical Fiction of 2016 in the Goodreads Choice Awards! The editors at Goodreads choose the books to nominate, but it’s readers like you who pick the winners through several rounds of voting. So PLEASE take a moment to hop over […]

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Friends! We’re taking America’s First Daughter on the road this November with talks, Q&As, and booksignings in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida! We hope you’ll join us – and join our event for all the details and fun!   Thanks for reading!  

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Friends! The Amazon Gold Box Deal went so swimmingly – with America’s First Daughter hitting #1 in the whole Kindle Store – that the publisher is celebrating by extending the sale all week! So, we’re absolutely thrilled to share that FOR JUST THIS WEEK, the book will be on sale… For just $1.99! After the […]

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  We’re absolutely thrilled to share that Amazon chose the ebook of America’s First Daughter as a gold box deal and that means it’s on sale JUST TODAY … For just $1.99! After the sale in June, we didn’t expect the ebook to go on sale again for a long, long time – so don’t miss […]

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We’ve got something sure to make your summer great – an awesome giveaway with $100 gift card and amazing books from some of today’s top historical fiction authors! Enter here! And hop over to Laura’s Facebook page for an additional gift card giveaway that goes through Friday, July 22! Good luck! Thanks for reading,   […]

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If you prefer larger print or hard-cover editions, we’ve got you covered today because AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER is releasing in a brand new large-print hardcover! This edition also has a new cover image, so that’s fun, too! Here’s everything you need to know: A New York Times & USA Today Bestseller! “Not since Gone with […]

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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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Happy 4th of July! We’re excited to share this amazing giveaway with you over at Fresh Fiction, where America’s First Daughter is also the Fresh Pick of the Day! While you’re there, check out our post on 10 Patriot Reads for the 4th! But don’t delay because it ends tomorrow! Mason Jars: handpainted red, blue […]

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