As a historical fiction author, I rely on a number of books to support my account of history. Indeed, over the past few years, many non-fiction books shore up my storyline accounts of certain historical eras. Many of these books are based on research studies and other fact-based accounts.
My collection is contained below. I constantly refer to passages and thoughts contained within the boundaries of fascinating books. My bookshelf grows every day while illuminating and informing my novels.



Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
David Graham
Elie Wiesel
Royals of the Reich: The Princes Von Hessen in Nazi Germany
Jonathan Petropoulos
Crimes Unspoken: The Rape of German Women at the End of the Second World War
Miriam Gebhardt
The Hitler File: A Social History of Germany and the Nazis 1918-1945
Frederic Grunfeld
Mary Shelley
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital
David Oshinsky
Fabergé’s Eggs: One Man’s Masterpieces and the End of An Empire
Toby Faber
True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy
Kati Marton
Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
Douglas Smith
Living the Quaker Way
Philip Gulley
Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation
Edited by Ronna Johnson and Nancy M. Grace
The Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution
Brenda Knight
We Ate the Road Like Vultures
Lynnette Lounsbury
Curing Queers: Mental Nurses and their Patients1935-74
Tommy Dickinson
Youth Politics in East Germany: The Free German Youth Movement 1946-1968
Alan McDougall
The Tunnels: Escape Under the Berlin Wall
Greg Mitchell