Lit Chat with Madeline Martin, Saturday, July 30, at 1 pm. This event will take place live at the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium and will be livestreamed online via Zoom. Martin will sign books after the event. Books will be available to purchase on-site or in advance from sponsor San Marco Books or you can bring a book purchased from your favorite bookseller. Click here to register.
Madeline Martin is a New York Times and international bestselling author of historical fiction and historical romance. She lives in sunny Florida with her two daughters, two incredibly spoiled cats and a husband so wonderful he's been dubbed Mr. Awesome. She is a die-hard history lover who will happily lose herself in research any day. When she's not writing, researching or 'moming', you can find her spending time with her family at Disney or sneaking a couple spoonfuls of Nutella while laughing over cat videos. She also loves travel, attributing her fascination with history to having spent most of her childhood as an Army brat in Germany.
Interviewer Valerie Bowman’s debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her books have received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She’s been an RT Reviewers’ Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.
Check out Madeline's books from the library, including her World War II novels and her Highland romances.
And for more romantic reads, Valerie Bowman’s Regency romances are also available at a library near you!
Madeline offers this travel tip for our readers: “Travel is a huge part of my research. I really feel like it's so important to get a feel for the places I write about. On my trips to Lyon, France and Lisbon, Portugal while researching The Librarian Spy, I discovered Tours By Locals, where they offer affordable private tours. The best part is that you can reach out to the guides to request specific information and they can create a personalized tour of exactly what you need. Sometimes you can find some pretty incredible experiences, like in Lisbon, my tour guide was able to get detailed information on life from the 40s in Portugal from chats with her 101 year old grandmother who remembered everything. All the tours I've done through them have really brought my travel experiences to a whole new level!”