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May 11, 2024

Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Route 9G/54 Val-Kill Park Road, Hyde Park, NY

Presentation followed by a discussion with Kirsten Strigel Carter, Deputy Director of the FDR Library,

and Anna Fierst, Eleanor & FDR's great-daughter.

Ticketed event / register hereAll proceeds benefit

the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill.

Roosevelt Reading Festival, June 24, 2023

It was quite a crowd of Eleanor fans at the FDR Library's annual reading festival.

C-SPAN was on the scene recording the event. Click here to view.

August 15, 2024

Fe league

Private virtual event. In conversation with

Rebecca J. Sanford, author of The Disappeared,

about Eleanor Roosevelt: Allyship & Advocacy.

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, September 21, 2023

It was an honor to team up with renowned Eleanor biographer Blanche Wiesen Cook to discuss  THE FIRST LADY OF WORLD WAR II in a very special venue—the NYC townhouse where Eleanor and Franklin once lived. Click here to view on YouTube.


April 27, 2024

Montclair Literary Festival by Succeed2gether

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Panel discussion with Anastasia Rubis, author of Oriana, and Elizabeth B. White, co-author of 

The Counterfeit Countess, with moderator Dana

Rubin, author of Speaking While Female

April 23, 2024

Woman's National Democratic Club

Washington, D.C.

Private event.

March 21, 2024, 2 p.m. PST

Rancho Mirage Writers Series

Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory 

71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA

Event will live stream here.

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 10 a.m. EST

Friends of the National WWII Memorial

Monthly Virtual Education Conference Series

Registration link and details to come.

Monday, March 11, 2024, 1 p.m. EST

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Virtual event. Click here to register.

Friday, March 1, 2024, 8:45 - 10 a.m. CST

National WWII Museum

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA

Our War Too: Women's History Symposium with Christopher C. Gorham, author of The Confidante.

The in-person event is full. Click here to register

to watch it live online.

The Roosevelt Story: Conversations,

March 16, 2023

In honor of Women's History Month, I discussed Eleanor Roosevelt's journey to the Pacific theater with William Harris, Director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Click here to view on YouTube.

National World War II Museum, 

March 1, 2024

I teamed up with Christopher C. Gorham, author of THE CONFIDANTE, to talk about Eleanor Roosevelt and Anna Rosenberg, two extraordinary women who played pivotal parts during WWII. Our session was part of "Our War Too," a symposium in conjunction with the Museum's exhibit about women in service (on view thru July 21). Click here to view.

White House Historical Association, 

January 18, 2024

A fun and informative History Happy Hour about "Eleanor Roosevelt: Traveler, Adventurer, and the First Lady of World War II" included visuals of archival materials along with the "Citrus Got Real" cocktail mixed on camera. Click here to view.

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival /

Writers Series, March 21, 2024

Just as they do every week to support the featured author, book lovers in this fabulously literary community turned out in full force to hear about Eleanor's journey during a 45-minute talk with archival materials. Click here to view.

Thursday, January 18, 2024, 6 p.m.

The White House Historical Association

History Happy Hour

Virtual event.

Click here to view.

Thursday, January 11, 2024, 12 p.m.

New York Junior League, NYC

Private event. Eleanor was an early

member of the Junior League, volunteering at a settlement house on the Lower East Side, which

helped launch her life of advocacy.

Friends of the National World War II Memorial, March 16, 2024

After my presentation, part of the Friends' Monthly Conference Series, historian and author Alex Kershaw moderated a very lively Q&A session. Click here to view.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

National Museum of the Pacific War

Webinar with visuals and Q&A.

Click here to view.

Sunday, November 12, 2023, 4:30 p.m.

CRAFT: Authors in Conversation with

Denise Kiernan

Little Jumbo, 214 Broadway St., Asheville, NC

With Malaprop's Bookstore

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 12 p.m.

Bar Crawl Radio

Gebhard's Beer Culture

228 West 72nd Street, New York, NY

Sunday, October 22, 2023, 4 p.m.

History Happy Hour with

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours

Virtual event.

Thursday, October 12, 2023, 7 p.m.

Dutchess Community College

The James and Betty Hall Theatre, Dutchess Hall

Poughkeepsie, NY

Endowed Roosevelt Lecture Series

September 21, 2023, 6 p.m.

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute

at Hunter College

 In person & Zoom; RSVP here

47-49 East 65th Street, NYC

In conversation with Blanche Wiesen Cook, historian and Eleanor Roosevelt biographer

Wednesday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Bryant Park Reading Room

42nd Street bet. Fifth & Sixth Avenues, NYC

Author talk followed by a Q&A

In partnership with the New-York Historical


The Little Point Bookshop, May 13, 2023

I had a fun, lively discussion  with Kelly Coyle Crivelli, the owner of the Little Point Bookshop in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, about THE FIRST LADY OF WORLD WAR II. Click here to view on YouTube.

CRAFT: Authors in Conversation with 

Denise Kiernan

I joined Denise Kiernan, the author of The Girls of Atomic City, The Last Castle, and We Gather Together, on October 21, 2020, for some armchair adventuring and travel talk. During the chat, which was part of Denise’s web series, CRAFT: Authors in Conversation, we discussed writing while on the road, the most atmospheric literary locale, selling nearly all of your belongings to travel full-time, and much more, including the subject of my next book, Eleanor Roosevelt, and her incredible World War II-era journey. The conversation can be viewed here.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation, March 11, 2024

A presentation was followed by a terrific

Q&A moderated by Education Specialist

Erik Wright. Click here to view.

The First Lady of World War II: Insights from the Author, November 15, 2023

A webinar hosted by the National Museum of the Pacific War—with visuals! Click here to watch.

History Happy Hour/Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours, October 22, 2023

Cocktails and conversation! It was a lively hour talking with historians Rick Byer and Chris Anderson. Click here to view on YouTube to hear about Eleanor's journey--and find out why a Manhattan was my Happy Hour drink of choice.

Saturday, June 24 at 1 p.m.

Roosevelt Reading Festival, Hyde Park, NY

Hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt 

Presidential Library and Museum

Wednesday, May 31 at 7 p.m.

Main Point Books, Wayne, NJ

C0-hosted by Radnor Memorial Library

Author talk and Q&A. Watch it here.

Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m.

Hingham Public Library, Hingham, MA

In conversation with Mary Anne Donaldson

Co-sponsored by Buttonwood Books & Toys

Saturday, May 13

Little Point Bookshop, Point Peasant Beach, NJ

In conversation with bookshop owner

Kelly Coyle Crivelli. Watch it here.

Tuesday, May 9

Barnes & Noble Tribeca, NYC

In conversation with David Michaelis,

the author of Eleanor

Wednesday, May 3

Browseabout Books & Lewes Public Library

Virtual event / In conversation with

Paul Sparrow, former director of the

FDR Presidential Library and Museum

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