It’s just a week till the The Woman All Spies Fear officially debuts, and my author copies are already here! Aren’t they stunning?!

I’m grateful to illustrator Karolis Strautniekas and designer Andrea Lau for their brilliant work on the book, and to all the people at Random House who have helped bring it into being.

Elizebeth Friedman was a brilliant women who fought gangsters, the Mob, and Nazi spies – only to find herself pushed into history’s shadows. I’ll be talking about her remarkable life (and sharing photos!) at a couple of online events this month, and I’d be delighted to have you join me:

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, at 1pm EDT: I’ll be giving a free online Cyber Chat for middle and high school students, via the National Cryptologic Foundation’s online classroom

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, at 12 noon EDT: I’ll be talking about the hidden life of Elizebeth Smith Friedman (and sharing lots of wonderful photos!) in a free online talk hosted by the International Spy Museum

Both events are free, but they require you to pre-register. I’ll be doing some radio and podcast interviews as well, and I’ll be a guest on Write Space with Kirby Larson, talking about writing, history, and The Woman All Spies Fear. I’ll post more details about those events later. It’s a busy few weeks, but I’m glad to have the chance to shine a light on this extraordinary woman and her hidden life.

[Edited 22 Oct 21 to update dates and links!]