Irish Eyes Unboxing Video

Last month, I shared the cover for IRISH EYES (12.7.23). Lovely as that was, and is, there’s nothing quite like holding the actual book in your hands — in this case, the Advanced Review copies courtesy of Lume/Joffee Books.

You can preorder Irish Eyes on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and wherever books are sold.

The Windsor Hotel Fire of St. Patrick’s Day 1899

NYC’s Deadliest Hotel Fire Took 86 Lives

On March 17, 1899, the Windsor Hotel at 575 Fifth Avenue caught fire, the first smoke and flames billowing from the building just as the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade reached 47th Street. Not even the proximity of the city’s firefighters marching by in their dress blues could save the grand hotel from burning to the ground. Nearly 90 people died, making the Windsor the deadliest hotel fire in New York and the worst commercial disaster until the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911.

Read the rest of the story on Medium.