I’m excited to share that my first book, The Poisoned Glass, is going to be published! The book is a true story about a crime that was committed in 1900. Here’s a quick synopsis:
At the dawn of the 20th century, the social unrest in Paterson, New Jersey was palpable. Thousands of Dutch and Italian immigrants flocked to the city, hoping for a job in Paterson’s famous silk mills. The burgeoning population ushered women into the workplace, grew suffragist sympathies, and produced an anarchist movement.
In this charged environment, Jennie Bosschieter, a 17-year-old Dutch immigrant and mill worker, was murdered. Sorrow turned to shock when four wealthy, influential citizens were accused of killing her. The resulting criminal trial held the city – and eventually the nation – transfixed.
The Poisoned Glass will be released August 8, 2019. I’ll be adding more information about it as it goes through the production steps.