The story of the women and children of Jamestown begun in Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky continues! Author Connie LaPallo will speak on the sequel to her successful novel at GRIVA’s November members’ meeting.

When the Moon Has No More Silver picks up the story of Joan Peirce and her family through the years 1610 to 1620. This exciting tale of peril and persistence reminds us that it was not only men who contributed to the history of the Virginia colony. You can read an excerpt of the new book at this link.

While Connie Lapallo has a degree in finance from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Georgia, her first loves have always been writing, teaching, and history. She was first professionally published at 16 as a youth reporter for the Richmond News Leader (now merged with theTimes-Dispatch.) Her time as a tour guide at Berkeley Plantation proved to be good preparation for her future work as a speaker and storyteller. Visit her website at for more information.

Join us on November 22, 2011 at 1:45 p.m. at the Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road, Richmond, Virginia. There will be a short GRIVA meeting before the program with refreshments and social time afterwards. Our meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.

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