It was a privilege and pleasure to present a two-hour program this spring at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as part of its Lifelong Learning Institute. It was so well received, I have been invited to present it again this fall.
"History & Mystery in Medieval Italy" focused not only on life in medieval Rome and Assisi but also on the mystery of the little known relationship between Lady Jacoba of the Seven Suns and St. Francis of Assisi -- the main characters in my historical novel "Blood of the Seven Suns."
The Roman noble is the only woman Francis called to
his deathbed and the only woman who shares his crypt. The book is steeped in medieval history while
exploring how a deep relationship may have developed between this wealthy powerful aristocrat and the saint who was called "Il Poverello" (the little poor one).
In addition to formal presentations for community organizations, I'm usually willing to meet with local book clubs for small informal gatherings. Feel free to contact me through this website to inquire about my availability.