Upcoming Regency Society Talk in Washington, D.C.

The Regency Society of Virginia is hosting my lecture on the Richmond Theater Fire next month on Capitol Hill. The RSV is an organization that keeps the history of the Early Republic alive in many interesting ways. (Check out the RSV Facebook page for more information and photos from their events!) The event is free. More information to Read more about Upcoming Regency Society Talk in Washington, D.C.[…]

Potluck with the DC American Association of University Women!

This Saturday I have the honor of joining the DC Chapter of the American Association of University Women for the September Branch meeting. A potluck dinner will be had, and I will give a talk about the Richmond Theater Fire. What is the AAUW, and why is it such an important organization in American women’s Read more about Potluck with the DC American Association of University Women![…]

New May Event: Book Festival on Capitol Hill

I have the honor of again participating in the Literary Hill BookFest! This is its third year, and last year was a fantastic experience. (See some of my photos here.) Well organized, friendly atmosphere, great variety in terms of authors, and interesting attendees who actually bought books? Well, that took the cake. And the setting Read more about New May Event: Book Festival on Capitol Hill[…]

View Baker’s Banner Lecture on Video

Did you miss the VHS lecture about the Theater fire on December 6th? Lucky for you, the most recent Banner Lectures delivered at the Virginia Historical Society may be streamed from their website! You can use this link to hear the lecture in full (along with slides). An audio only version of the talk is Read more about View Baker’s Banner Lecture on Video[…]

Court End Christmas–this Sunday, Dec 9th!

Court End Christmas in downtown Richmond is coming soon! December 9th, from 12-5pm. It’s a wonderful opportunity to visit important historic sites…all free, and many featuring special events like choral performances (last year the St. Paul’s choir sang at Monumental, see above), children’s activities, carriage rides, special tours, and other festive events. For more information Read more about Court End Christmas–this Sunday, Dec 9th![…]

VHS Banner Lecture Around the Corner…Dec. 6

Thursday, December 6th at noon I will be delivering a Banner Lecture at the Virginia Historical Society. (Previous lecturers include distinguished historians such as Simon Schama, Lorena Walsh, Rhys Isaac, Thomas E. Buckley, S.J. and Ira Berlin.)  There will be a booksigning in the museum shop immediately following the event. The lecture will also be posted on Read more about VHS Banner Lecture Around the Corner…Dec. 6[…]

New Author Events Booked!

Meander down to the events page on the blog and check out some of the recently-booked events for the second half of 2012. They include a book signing and evening event at Congressional Cemetery (yes, you read that right!) on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, a lecture with the American Association of University Women in Read more about New Author Events Booked![…]

Hill Rag + Literary Book Fest = Good Story

The Hill Rag wrote up a great article about the Literary Hill Bookfest in May. Right here on Capitol Hill, it was a fantastic event. I met loads of interesting people–readers and writers. My fascinating table-mate, historian Stephanie Deutsch, is interviewed and she gives my book a mention (and admits a “ghoulish interest in disasters”). Read more about Hill Rag + Literary Book Fest = Good Story[…]

Literary Hill Bookfest Photos

The Literary Hill Bookfest in May was fantastic. A beautiful day on Capitol Hill, lots of interesting readers, and a chance to meet many Washington, DC area writers. The organizers were top notch, the balloons were plentiful, and the volunteers were stellar. And they provided lunch, which, hey, that’s nice. I gave the first book Read more about Literary Hill Bookfest Photos[…]