In which it is ON, chickens!

on March 27, 2014

Today is round three–sweet sixteen!–of DABWAHA and my good friend Susanna Kearsley is killing me! She’s got a substantial lead right now and I’d at least like to make it a close fight–I am the underdog, you know. Head over to DABWAHA and register your vote for A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS! And if you…

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In which we have a special guest blogger!

on March 25, 2014

Today I’m delighted to play host to Tracy Grant, a wonderful novelist and superb galpal. She’s celebrating the release of her newest adventure, THE BERKELEY SQUARE AFFAIR, and has graciously agreed to come and play with us today. She will be checking into the comments to answer questions, AND she’s giving away a copy of…

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In which this one is a fly-by

on March 23, 2014

Chickens, I’m flying by to fling a bouquet of thank yous at a LOT of people. First of all, everyone who has voted in the DABWAHA tournament–thanks to you, A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS is in the Sweet Sixteen!! I’m beyond excited, not only because we get to keep playing but because in this round…

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In which I’m out of here!

on March 21, 2014

First, HUGE thanks to all of you who voted in the first round of DABWAHA–you did it!! SPEAR will be advancing, and I’m delighted. Second, this weekend I’m heading to Charlottesville for the Virginia Festival of the Book! If you’re in the vicinity, I hope you come see all the fun–there are some AMAZING authors…

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In which there are things to read

on March 18, 2014

So I peeked at the DABWAHA rankings and 19 of you think A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS is going to go all the way. To which I say, BLESS YOUR HEARTS. No, really. It’s lovely that you think so well of the book, and I thank you. Voting opens on Thursday, so we’ll just have…

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In which DABWAHA is giving out prizes to voters

on March 17, 2014

Forgot to mention in the last post–because I was so busy being delighted at the nomination–voters in the DABWAHA rounds are eligible to receive SCADS O’PRIZES! They’re giving away chocolates, gift cards, books, ereaders–all kinds of good swag. Go vote, y’all! (I’ve also discovered in round one I’m up against LONGBOURN. Yeah, I’m the underest…

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In which I am DELIGHTED

on March 16, 2014

It’s that time of year, darlings–DABWAHA! The ultimate book tournament; 64 books go in, one comes out. And I’m particularly tickled that A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS is the reader write-in nominee in the category of Novel with Strong Romantic Elements! In my bracket, I’m against LONGBOURN for round one which makes me the underest…

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In which we’re talking about process again

on March 13, 2014

Reader Abi sent the following: You asked on your last post what your ‘chickens’ plans were for the new year. Comments were disabled so I couldn’t reply as I’m not on Facebook. But I do really want your advice. My plan in the new year is to finish my first novel. The first draft is…

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