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Loudoun Now 2/27/2021
Loudoun Authors Explore Local Legends
Sharon Virts’ “Masque of Honor” Brings a Historic Duel to Life
Entrepreneur, noted preservationist, philanthropist. Now Sharon Virts can add best-selling novelist to the list.
When Virts and her husband Scott Miller took on the renovation of historic Selma mansion in 2016, she didn’t know the fascinating story of the property’s original owner would inspire her first work of fiction.
The Inside Flap
A Weekly Book Podcast 2/14/2021
Inside Chat: Dueling It Out With Sharon Virts
Today we chat with the delightful Sharon Virts about her debut novel Masque of Honor, living in the house built by her main character, how an Oscar nominated screenwriter convinced her to write the book, the “ghost written” chapter she doesn’t remember writing, chinchilla stoles and period detail, strong female characters, calling cards, duels, and the joys of the hurdy-gurdy. Plus – Dave is (again) pulled over while out for a run.
Lu Reviews Books 2/9/2021
The Book Report Network 2/5/2021
Bookreporter Talks To… Sharon Virts
Sharon Virts joins us to discuss her debut novel, Masque of Honor: A Historical Novel of the American South. Inspiration for this book came as Sharon was restoring the historic home where she now lives, called Selma.
WASHINGTON LIFE - 07/14/2019
Sharon Virts and Scott Miller embarked on a two year project to renovate an abandoned historic property in Leesburg, Va. only to find they were not alone on their journey.
They became so entrenched in the stories that Virts is publishing her first historical fiction novel, “Masque of Honor,” about a duel that left one of the property owners dead.