Launch Party

If you live in Richmond, or feel like traveling, come celebrate the launch of my second novel, THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE, which will be released by Simon & Schuster on April 4, 2023. The novel is based on the true story of the 1811 Richmond Theater fire and follows four characters who were deeply affected by the calamity.

On April 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., come enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and tours of Monumental Church, which was built on the site of the theater as a monument to the 72 people who died in the fire. Today, Monumental Church is owned and operated by Historic Richmond.


The event is free, but advanced registration is appreciated. Please register below, or by visiting the launch party’s eventbrite page.

Book Sales

Fountain Bookstore will be on site selling books, and they accept cash and credit cards.

If you already pre-ordered a book from Fountain, you can email them at to confirm you’d like to pick your book up at the party.

And if you haven’t gotten around to pre-ordering but would like to, there’s still time. Fountain will be accepting pre-orders through April 3. At checkout, please let the staff know you’ll be picking up the book at the party. Thank you for pre-ordering, as pre-orders help us plan!

Bar Sales

Historic Richmond’s junior board will be running a cash bar as a fundraiser for the non-profit. They also accept cash and credit cards.


Free parking is available any time after 5 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Virginia Department of Transportation (1401 E. Broad Street). If driving East on Broad, take a right on Old 14th Street to access the parking lot. If approaching via I-95 (exit 74C), take a slight right onto East Broad Street, then immediately move into the far-left lane, so you can turn left onto Old 14th Street at the first light. There is also paid parking available in the MCV Visitor Parking Deck at 529 N. 12th Street.