We Have a Cover for our Novella Munich Cowboys Cheerleaders!

I just love this gorgeous cover for Munich Cowboys Cheerleaders, the novella Kathy Murray and I wrote together about her true underdog story. As Amazon so perfectly puts it, it follows “her time coaching a German cheerleading squad and ultimately inspiring a group of young women to reach new heights in their sport.” Here’s the link to read the whole synopsis and pre-order: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Munich-Cowboys-Cheerleaders-Audiobook/B09Q98SY66  Can’t wait to share this wonderful story with the world on February 24th!


Woohoo– the Sunflower Sisters Paperback is Here!

This photo is so beautiful and says it all–Sunflower Sisters is here! (Thank you to the wonderful shejustlovesbooks for posting it!)

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Amazing Sunflower Sisters Event at Dame Farm

What a fun sunflower-themed event this was with the fabulous Robin Homonoff of Reading with Robin, at Dame Farm and Orchards in Johnston Rhode Island.

Robin and daughter Emily, photographer extraordinaire

Everyone got a copy of Sunflower Sisters, sunflowers and blueberries. My blueberries were gone by the time I made it home. Delicious!
Such a lovely crowd!
Denise Cabral sunflower fan

So happy I could do my first live, in-person event in so long with Reading with Robin. Follow Robin on Instagram here: @Robinkall, her photographer daughter Emily (for more of her gorgeous photos) here: @emilyhomonoff, and find Robin’s website here: www.robinkall.com/readingwithrobin

So much fun hanging out with wonderful readers!

Can’t wait for my next Reading with Robin event…she always makes it so much fun and goes above and beyond!


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A Crazy Number of Bonnets in Sunflower Sisters

One of the best things about writing Sunflower Sisters was researching the Civil War bonnet. All three main characters wear them and Anne-May the plantation mistress is especially frantic when the war cuts off her supply of new ones.

I was surprised at the many different types: mourning, casual, dressy, sunbonnets, bonnets for field work, bonnets for short social calls, for longer social calls, special bonnets for church, for young girls, bonnets for every season. I love these old photos of women in their bonnets and the pics at the bottom of those that have survived from the period. Can you find my very own bonnet?