News & Media
New Podcast Interview!
Thank you to the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and Maggie Smith, who host the Debut Authors Podcast. I was so pleased to be on the most recent one. You can listen by clicking here. The WFWA is a tremendous support organization for those of us who write fiction about women.
Streaming Video Appearance — March 22, 2018
I’m thrilled to join Barbara Claypole White, Susan Crispell, and Ann Griffin in the Women’s Fiction Writers Associations first quarterly Author Happy Hour, on March 22, 2018 at 7 pm Eastern Time. I’ll be talking about The Renaissance Club, how I came to write it, what my writing process includes (lots of research!) and answering questions. The link below takes you to the event’s Facebook page with a link to connect to our streaming video event!
Excerpts of Top Reviews of THE RENAISSANCE CLUB
What Cathy Read Next – “I loved the imaginative use of the time travel aspect to provide an insight into Italian art of the Renaissance and the Baroque without feeling that I’d sat through a lecture on art history. I enjoyed seeing the awakening of May’s creativity and the effect on her of Bernini’s energizing presence.”
Cat Nicolau — “The Renaissance Club was a reading experience worth taking the time for and I wholeheartedly recommend it to the fans of time travel romance like myself.”
Thrice Read Books — “Her characters step in and out of time seamlessly, and it would seem that all of our intrepid travelers on this particular three-week academic tour find themselves somehow changed by the magic of Italy; its pull an irresistible dare to be something more, fly higher, try something new, inspired by the innovation in artistic styles that Rome, Venice, Florence, and Assisi seethe with. And who wouldn’t find themselves forever altered by meeting Masters of their time such as Michelangelo, Bernini and Borromini? Even those who aren’t romance fans will find something in the pages of this book to pique their imagination. Aspiring authors, poets, painters and sculptors especially, should read at least the first three chapters, and pay special heed Bernini’s advice.”
The Vagaries of Us — “I enjoyed following the Renaissance Club’s journey through the soft, rolling countryside of Assisi, the stone city of Florence, the canal ways of Venice, and the ancient and history-rich Rome. If you are a great lover of art and history, or even a fan of Italy itself, then this would be a novel you enjoy. The landscape was a fluid thing in this novel which made it intriguing. I loved seeing where we would be taken next- and especially loved not knowing when May would be thrust back into time and into Bernini’s arms.”
Radio & Podcasts
- The Cortland Review – “Every Morning I Try”
- qarrtsiluni – “Quick Brew” & “Penny”
- Whale Sound – “Designer”
- Blue’s Cruzio Café – “One Night, Light” (animation)
Reviews of Rachel’s Work
Rachel Dacus on the Poets’ Co-op TV Show – Episode #35