As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise at alarming rates the December 3rd events will be both held virtually on the same day and time, and held a 2nd time live on location at the Barbara Fritchie AirBnB when it is decided it is safe to hold such an event. Bryan Chaney, the owner of the Barbara Fritchie AirBnB, and I hope by maintaining safe distancing, limiting group gatherings, wearing masks and washing hands we all will stay safe and healthy.  I hope you will join me virtually on this website on Dec. 3rd to celebrate Barbara's birthday.  I will announce on this website and on my Facebook page when a live in person book talk, and tea party can be held in Frederick, MD at the AirBnB.  Keep checking back on this website for the updates.  This decision is disappointing for me as I was so looking forward to my 4th visit to a beautiful city, (and I have nonrefundable airline tickets and car rental haha),  but the health of all of us is the most important thing at this time!  Please check back here for future announcements. *Stay safe, stay home, enjoy virtual events, read books, and we'll see you soon!

 Meet the Author Event 


Celebrate Barbara Fritchie's Birthday

Dec 3, 2020

Held at the Barbara Fritchie Airbnb in Frederick, Maryland


Dec 3rd, is the anniversary of what would be Barbara's 254th birthday.  You won't want to miss this chance to virtually celebrate Barbara's birthday with her 4x's great-granddaughter.  


Bryan and Charlotte Chaney, the owners of the Barbara Fritchie Airbnb in Frederick, MD will be hosting the author on a new TBD date for 3 book talks. The 3 talks are described below.   *If you are interested in having the author do a book signing at your bookstore or other venue while she is in town please contact her on this website.  

Make reservations to stay at the Barbara Fritchie Airbnb all decorated in Christmas splendor, the link is below.  

Please order your autographed copy of the book from this website just in time for a Christmas gift.  

Upcoming Events

Celebrate Barbara Fritchie's Birthday Dec. 3rd, 2020
Thu, Dec 03
Barbara Fritchie Airbnb
Dec 03, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Barbara Fritchie Airbnb, 154 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
This is a "Meet the Author Event" you won't want to miss! Come and see the Barbara Fritchie Airbnb all decorated in Christmas splendor.  There will be 3 opportunities to hear the author's book talk, and get your autographed book in time for a Christmas gift! Masks required & limited seating.
Meet The Author for Deaf and ASL Users (ASL, no voice)
Thu, Dec 03
Barbara Fritchie Home
Dec 03, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Barbara Fritchie Home, 154 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
The author will give a brief tour of the beautiful Barbara Fritchie home. There will be a presentation about Barbara Fritchie and why she is so famous. The author will talk about her book. Question and answer time will follow. Autographed books will be available to buy.
Travel Back in Time to Barbara's 96th Birthday Tea Party, Dec. 3rd, 1862.
Thu, Dec 03
Barbara Fritchie's Home
Dec 03, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Barbara Fritchie's Home, 145 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
Attendees are encouraged to dress in Civil War era clothing (but not required). Join Barbara Fritchie for a tea party to celebrate her birthday. She will give you a tour of her home. She will retell the incident on Sept. 6th, just 3 months earlier when Jackson and his men rode by her home.

For more information on the Barbara Fritchie Airbnb or to make reservations to stay at this historic gem go to The property right next door is the Hauer Airbnb, the home of Barbara's parents and is also owned by the Chaneys.


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