Book clubs are sure to fall for this band of charming young women—and their stage mother, of course!— MEG WAITE CLAYTON, New York Times bestselling author of The Race for Paris
Hi—thanks for coming, and thanks for your interest in my books.
My new novel, The Tumbling Turner Sisters, is about a poverty-stricken family of four girls who try their hand as an acrobatic act in vaudeville in 1919. Teenagers Winnie, Kit, and Gert, and recently widowed Nell travel from town to town and meet a wide cast of performers, from the kindly past-their-prime Jewish comedians, to the intriguing African American tap dancer, to the conniving French singer who tries to ruin their act.
The Tumbling Turner Sisters is my first foray into historical fiction, inspired by the life of my vaudevillian great-grandfather. I loved researching this fascinating American era—at the close of World War 1, with Women’s Suffrage and Prohibition looming—almost as much as writing about it. It’s now available for pre-order at IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. Publication date: June 14.