It's been a while since I got back from my husband's book tour, but a lot of photos later I am finally updating about it. Needless to say it was a blast and it timed well with our 13th wedding anniversary. Got to see a lot of old friends and made some new ones, too.… Continue reading Book Tour Recap: Dixie-Narco edition
My Book Design for Ben Vendetta
Welp, the book cover I designed for my husband, Ben Vendetta, has been chosen. It takes place in 1985 and has a lot of music references throughout during that period. He wanted something that looked a bit post-punk, and I included some hints to Spacemen 3 and Essex University in the design... It is being… Continue reading My Book Design for Ben Vendetta
Trench Coats, Book Covers, and Portraits in L.A.
I am featured on The Style Letters, all about spring wardrobe choices -- it finally is looking like spring -- and my love of trench coats. Also the story of my new Dolce & Gabbana trench. My husband, Ben Vendetta, has his debut novel coming out later this year. He can't decide on a cover,… Continue reading Trench Coats, Book Covers, and Portraits in L.A.
“The Art of Arabella Proffer” A Holiday Gift
It seems that holiday gift promotions come earlier and earlier these days. So hey, I may as well jump on it too! My book makes a great gift for ages 10 to 100 -- if I do say so myself. If you order directly from Cooperative Press, my book comes signed, and you get a… Continue reading “The Art of Arabella Proffer” A Holiday Gift
Author Alley 2012
I'll be taking part in Author Alley during the Larchmere Festival at Loganberry Books, signing/selling copies of my book along with a slew of other authors! Check out the full list here. Saturday, July 7th from noon-4pm In the driveway, or "Author Alley," of Loganberry Books 13015 Larchmere Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120 216.795-9800 The… Continue reading Author Alley 2012
I’m a Painter, Not a Historian
I get a lot of emails from people asking about the "historical characters" that I "base the portraits on". Or they ask me if there is a Wiki entry, or book on the person I can point them to, as obviously I have quite a bit of knowledge on these subjects and study them often.… Continue reading I’m a Painter, Not a Historian
I finally came up with a biography for this painting... The Mirrensley Girls (1550 - 1600) The daughters of a diplomat and a one-time opera singer, the girls known as Merri and Kerri spent their youth traveling from one school to another while their father was assigned to posts all over the Continent. By the… Continue reading Murder Mystery