Current Fiction Project

By The Rising of the Moon

Historical Fiction

An orphaned singer with precocious talent and reckless moxie is drawn into a high stakes cat-and-mouse game with the infamous and implacable Pinkerton detective who sent her rabble-rousing father to the gallows. Set in the late 1800s during Vaudeville’s heyday and based on true events rendered in striking authentic detail, BY THE RISING OF THE MOON features a glittering cast of historical characters, including Buffalo Bill Cody, Clarence Darrow, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

The novel is inspired by the author’s own family history, which includes members of the infamous Molly Maguires, the radical coal mining labor activists.

Critics Reviews

City Pages

"Crackling Dialogue"

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood


"A fey secret sister witch"

Buffy Sedlachek

Buffy Sedlachek


"Beautiful person, beautiful work"