Deanna, what’s that on your arm?

on March 8, 2016

Today I’m busy finishing up the pass pages of the paperback edition of A CURIOUS BEGINNING. (I have fun things to tell you about this edition, but I can’t yet and it’s killing me by inches.) In any event, I’m tail over teakettle with that to get it put to bed by the end of…

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Do you hear what I hear?

on March 4, 2016

I’m frequently asked about process, and one of the questions that crops up most often is whether I listen to music. I know there are writers who don’t–and, stranger still, writers who can go out in public and write with ambient noise swirling around them. I’m the opposite. I need a peaceful atmosphere with the…

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Farewell, Downton!

on March 2, 2016

So this weekend is the end of “Downton Abbey” here in the States, and I’m ready to say goodbye. It’s been a fun run with all the ups and downs you want from a soap opera. And it is, most definitely, a soap opera. I have great affection for soaps. I haven’t seen one in…

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