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.



Scott Simon’s interview with Nicole on NPR’s Weekend Edition here



“Historical fiction at its best.”

— Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered, NPR


NPR review here


Thurs. April 24  The Poisoned Pen   7:00pm Scottsdale AZ

Sat. May 10   Literary Guild of Orange County  Festival of Women Authors Irvine Marriott Hotel

NM with book

Fri. June 20  6:30pm Jonathan Club  L.A.

Sun. June 22  USC Pacific Asia Museum  2:00pm  Pasadena



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