Library of Virginia Literary Award Nominee

The Richmond Theater Fire: Early America’s First Great Disaster is one of the nominees for the Library of Virginia’s 2013 award for nonfiction! There is a large field of nonfiction writers this year, and nominees include award-winning historians like Robert Louis Wilken, Scott Nelson, Cynthia Kierner, and Jon Meacham. Also on the list: Sissy Spacek, whose memoir Read more about Library of Virginia Literary Award Nominee[…]

RTF Nominated for VA Literary Festival Award

“The Richmond Theater Fire” has been nominated in the nonfiction category for the 16th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards!  Finalists are chosen around July, and the festival itself is in October. For more information about the October Virginia Literary Festival (with readings, workshops, and special events), visit their website at http://www.literaryva.com/.

RTF Book Makes the List: “Best of the Literary Hill 2012”

On Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., our local paper is the “Hill Rag,” and every month the “Literary Hill” column reviews books by Hill authors or about Hill topics. This December is they listed their “Best of the Literary Hill 2012” list, celebrating the “year’s best creations by authors who are your neighbors,” And The Read more about RTF Book Makes the List: “Best of the Literary Hill 2012”[…]

“RTF” wins 2012 Best First Book Award from Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honorary founded in 1921, has awarded The Richmond Theater Fire: Early America’s First Great Disaster with their 2012 Best First Book Award.  I am sincerely honored to be this year’s recipient: the Best First Book Award is, as the award letter reminded me, a “prestigious and highly competitive honor.” Read more about “RTF” wins 2012 Best First Book Award from Phi Alpha Theta[…]

Hillsdale College Alumni Magazine Profile

The old alma mater published a piece about my writing The Richmond Theater Fire in their recent Spring/Summer 2012 edition. (Instead of a quarterly publication, would that be a…half-ly? Whatever. No matter the frequency of publication, we alums all like learning who’s married, if the professors have changed their haircuts, and what else is new.) Read more about Hillsdale College Alumni Magazine Profile[…]

LSU Press Features “Richmond Theater Fire” with its Award Winning Titles

The LSU Spring 2012 catalog hasn’t yet been released, but The Richmond Theater Fire is already being featured as one of their award winning titles! The page has all the stats on the book as well as an opportunity to like it on Facebook or share via twitter, tumblr, email, and etc. So share away. Read more about LSU Press Features “Richmond Theater Fire” with its Award Winning Titles[…]