Night in Shanghai

The first novel based on the true experiences of African American musicians in the Chinese jazz age—and what happened when World War II exploded around them.



“Historical fiction at its best.”


— Alan Cheuse, NPR (review)


I LOVED Night in Shanghai. I held hope for the characters even after I finished, I was so deeply connected to them–to me, the sign of a great book.


— Ben Harper, musician




New China Listings!


NEWSFLASH on “Cup of Light”CofL2



Oct. 23, 2014  Albuquerque NM JCC Book Fest & Author Series Jewish Community Center  7:30pm

Oct. 25, 2014 Placentia, CA  Brea/La Habra Soroptomists Annual Author’s Brunch 9:30am Alta Vista Country Club, 777 E. Alta Vista Street, Placentia, CA

Oct. 27, 2014  Greater Kansas City Area KS  Jewish Community Center in Overland Park 7pm

Nov. 8, 2014 Pomona CA 7:30p.m.Jewish Book Fesival Temple Beth Israel Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valley (SGPV) 7:30pm

Nov. 14, 2014 La Jolla, CA  San Diego Jewish Book Fair  10am Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center Jacobs Family Campus, 4126 Executive Drive La Jolla, California 

Nov. 19, 2014 Palm Beach Gardens FL Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches Book Festival 11am Kravis Center for the Performing Arts West Palm Beach, FL

NM with book

South China Morning Post  Interview with Nicole

New Review in  Asian Review of Books

Watch Mones’ presentation at the Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale April 24th


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