on April 30, 2013

 The countdown is over, chickens—it’s RELEASE DAY! It’s been a long time coming, and I am so, so happy that A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS is out in the world. It’s a day of mystery and magic, which suits the book. It’s Walpurgis Night, Beltane Eve, the eve of May Day—a celebration of creation and…

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In which it is release week!

on April 29, 2013

TOMORROW, darlings–TOMORROW! I am beyond thrilled that A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS is almost here. There are going to be loads of contests on different sites and blogs over the next week or two, and I’ll be posting links as I find them. First up is a book giveaway by Evangeline Holland–and I’m warning you…

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In which I am interviewed

on April 26, 2013

Here is an interview I just did with the very gracious Susan Spann! So kind of her to invite me to chat on her blog–and great questions. Thanks, Susan!

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In which I have a reader from Driffield

on April 26, 2013

You might remember in SILENT ON THE MOOR a character who makes a brief appearance–the Duke of Driffield. Well, as it happens, I received a lovely note from a reader who lives six miles from Driffield! (It’s a gorgeous part of England, Yorkshire is. If you get the chance, GO.) Anyway, I try to answer…

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In which I am Williged!

on April 25, 2013

I have made no secret of my love for Lauren Willig–she’s a doll. No, seriously. She’s petite and cute and you could probably pop her in your pocket and carry her around. She’s also graciously invited me to be interviewed on her blog and we’re giving away a book! Yep, if you’ve tried all the…

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In which I am asked questions

on April 24, 2013

One of the interesting parts of my job is giving interviews. Often, the questions are thought-provoking–and sometimes nerve-rattling, like when I’m asked to name a favorite anything because that can change. Quickly and often. But some questions crop up a lot and those are the ones it’s difficult to answer simply because I don’t like…

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In which I have feelings

on April 23, 2013

Oh, so many feelings. So yesterday I had a two-hour conversation with darling new editor–seriously, the girl crush I have is getting absurd. But as I tweeted, she calls and my first thought is, “ERMAHGERD. MER ERDERTER.” She’s a fireball of enthusiasm and yesterday’s chat was about where we are going next. Y’all are getting…

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In which we have a Monday freebie

on April 22, 2013

No, it’s not post day, chickens, but this was too much fun not to share. I’m going to apologize for the name-dropping that’s about to happen, but I adore Susanna Kearsley–and not just because she bought lunch the last time I saw her. She’s funny in that gloriously self-deprecating Canadian way, clever, and NICE. She’s…

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In which sometimes you just need sweetness

on April 18, 2013

Sometimes it’s a hard world. It’s a world where the blood of children stains the sidewalk and a fireball turns a nursing home into splinters and pain. Whether it’s deliberate bombings or terrible accidents or natural disasters, it’s too much to take in sometimes. There comes a moment when you have to turn it all…

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In which…not today

on April 16, 2013

I know Tuesday is one of our regularly scheduled post days here, but I don’t think so. Not today. I will post Thursday as planned–my apologies.

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