Books and the Beach

If you’ve ever read this blog or met me in person, you know two things to be true: 1) I love independent bookstores 2) I love the beach So combining the two is my dream, right? Last week it came true: I drove down the East Coast to lovely Bethany Beach for a...

The Last Grand Adventure news & events!

It’s been a busy couple of months–more on that soon! But I’m belatedly excited to share a few more snippets from trade reviews for The Last Grand Adventure: “Informed by history, Behrens’s narrative treasures family relationships and celebrates...

Ants and Grasshoppers

Usually, I’m an ant. I like having to-do lists and schedules, deadlines and goals, and I’m at my happiest when I’m working as much as playing, or maybe even a little more. But not in August. As the fable goes, there’s a time for work and a time...

Recent Adventuring

It’s no secret that I love history and I love the beach (I mean, it’s right there in my bio, along with doughnuts and laughing). Last week my husband and I explored Bermuda, and I got to combine the two in one fun, relaxing, and inspiring vacation....

SUMMER is here (at least in paperback)

It might be a little chilly and gloomy this week, but Summer is finally here–at least in paperback. It was a real treat to come home from a great day at #nErDcampNJ last Saturday and find a package with some early copies inside. It’s the same gorgeous art...