In which we have a giveaway and a reading list

on September 20, 2013

Alright, chickens, today’s post is a bit down and dirty because I’m heading to Washington. Tomorrow I’m signing at One More Page in Arlington and Sunday I’ll be doing a panel discussion and signing with some amazing authors–including Joanna Bourne, whom I know a lot of you love in unholy ways. Come and see us!…

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In which we’re talking setting

on September 19, 2013

As I mentioned in Monday’s post, when it came time to brainstorm SILENT ON THE MOOR, I was fortunate enough to make a trip to Yorkshire to absorb the setting. My goal was to focus on the moor itself, and after a few days in Haworth (Bronte country!) I had a feel for the wonderful…

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In which we have an excerpt

on September 17, 2013

SPOILERS may be found here today, chickens, so if you haven’t yet read SILENT ON THE MOOR, you might want to check back in tomorrow. Today is an excerpt from SILENT ON THE MOOR. Julia, ever intrepid, has just pushed in where she is not wanted–specifically to Nicholas Brisbane’s room in his dilapidated estate in…

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In which we begin SILENT ON THE MOOR

on September 16, 2013

It’s week three of our bloggish retrospective of the books and next up is SILENT ON THE MOOR. Oh, this one was interesting to write, chickens! After learning LOADS about revising through working on SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY, I was able to pick this one apart and make some major fixes before I turned it…

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In which we bid farewell to Bellmont Abbey–with a giveaway!

on September 13, 2013

Well, this has been a fun week! It’s been such a delight to pay a long-overdue visit to Bellmont Abbey again. If you were around when the book was first released, you remember we actually had a Second Life launch complete with readings and a masquerade ball. I’m told Bellmont Abbey still exists there! But…

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In which it’s bonus day

on September 12, 2013

Today’s bonus bit for SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY comes courtesy of an Italian blog that was kind enough to interview me on the release of the follow up to SILENT IN THE GRAVE. Why did you choose to set the house of the Marches in an Abbey? Belmont Abbey must be a very suggestive place,…

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In which SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY is on Pinterest

on September 11, 2013

SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY has the beginnings of a Pinterest board! This is the most modest of the Pinterest boards for a few reasons. Since the Pinterest TOS make it quite clear that the photos you pin should be your own, I’m careful not to pin things belonging to other people. That means I only…

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In which we have an excerpt of SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY

on September 10, 2013

At her Father’s ancestral estate of Bellmont Abbey for the holidays, Julia Grey is piqued to discover that her erstwhile partner in detection, Nicholas Brisbane, has also been invited along with his fiancee, Charlotte King. Her own love life has been complicated by the presence of Count Fornacci, an ardent young Italian who takes the…

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In which it’s time for SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY

on September 9, 2013

Oh, this one was fun, chickens! It was also TERRIFYING. SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY was my first experience in writing with abject fear, and for that reason it was a highly educational writing experience. When I finished SILENT IN THE GRAVE and sent it off, it began a two-year circuit of various publishing houses before…

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