At the exact half way point between my Fall and Winter newsletters, I’m slipping in an extra one because … the moment is finally here! The national (and international) Pub Date of the hardcover of Old New Worlds is today, October 15th 2019.

Three years of writing and research …

A year of editing …
+ a perpendicular learning curve about the (arcane!) publishing process …
+ a ​Baltimore Fishbowl Q&A with my MFA professor …
+ a couple of intriguing writing gigs pitched by marketer extraordinaire, Ben Tanzer:
 If My Book, the Monkeybicyclefeature
A thoroughly heartwarming September 15th Baltimore launch party at The Ivy Bookshop

The October roll-out of the e-book and audiobook—
(thank you Green Writers Press’s Digital Director, Emma Irving!) …


Available from:

The Ivy Bookshop | Indie Bound | Barnes and Noble | Amazon | Books-A-Million | Goodreads

Coming up, I’m thrilled an honored to be part of a range of varied author events in the the next couple of months. Please check here for upcoming events—these are the highlights:


  • The Ivy Bookshop Celebrates New Local Releases 
    Friday, November 1 at 6 PM
    The Ivy Bookshop Stage: USM Columbus Center
    701 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
  • CityLit Stage—New Lit Tales: Beauty, Ancestry & Healing in the Aftermath
    Author panel: Marion Winik, Moderator | Judith Krummeck | Melanie S. Hatter | Christina Chiu
    Sunday, November 3 at 1 PM
    CityLit Stage – Pier 5 Hotel, Chesapeake Room

Greedy Reads, Fells Point
Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 PM
1744 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Old New Worlds: Missionaries, Evangelism, and the Church
Sunday, November 17 at 5 PM
St. David’s Church, 4700 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

Busboys and Poets, Takoma Park
Thursday, November 21 at 6 PM
235 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC 20012

I hope to see you at one or more—they will all be very different.

Until the Winter newsletter on December 1st, take care!

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