A linky round-up

on May 31, 2016

Last day of May, chickens! I don’t know about y’all, but 2016 seems to be FLYING by around here. We’ve had an astonishing number of rainy days which has meant more time than usual puttering around inside the house and on the computer. Here are a few things I’ve found to amuse: *Quiz: Which MASTERPIECE…

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Welcome back, sun!

on May 26, 2016

For the past month, it’s been grey. Grey with cloud, grey with rain, grey with just more grey. But this week has seen the return of the sun and it’s glorious! Of course, the temperature has also shot up twenty degrees, but I’m not complaining. It’s just nice to see sunshine again. Summer is a-coming,…

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Pondering play

on May 24, 2016

Have you noticed lately that there seems to be a return to play? Adult coloring books are huge–I have two myself, and everyone I know seems to be collecting Funko Pop figures. (I might also have a few of those…I tried to resist but the Maleficents were just too cute. And then there was Wonder…

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Things I Quite Like

on May 18, 2016

Every once in awhile I like to share things I’ve discovered that I quite enjoy. Usually frivolous, sometimes silly, they are always items that have added a bit of pleasure to my day. Here are a few of my newest finds: *Wraps. I spotted these in the Hudson Square Pharmacy in New York and dove…

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Last week is a blur…

on May 17, 2016

Oh, last week was rough, my dears. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I was engaged in copy edit reviews. This is my least favorite part of being a writer–even less enjoyable than writing synopses, if I’m honest. The reason I dislike it so is that it calls upon my weakest skills. Reviewing…

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We have a visitor!

on May 10, 2016

Today I’m delighted to welcome the always delightful Tracy Grant to celebrate the release of her newest, LONDON GAMBIT. Sometimes my characters surprise me.  Take Harry and Cordelia Davenport. I added them four books back because i realized I needed a soldier character in Imperial Scandal, which focused on the battle of Waterloo. And with…

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I am BACK!

on May 6, 2016

Hello, my dears–it’s lovely to be back home after a splendid week of travel. And I have news! The next Veronica Speedwell adventure is ready for pre-order! A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING is the newest installment of Veronica’s mysteries, and it will be published hardcover in January. Publishers love pre-orders, so I am offering a thank you…

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Hey, look–it’s Robyn Carr!

on May 5, 2016

I am in New York on business this week, so I am reposting one of my favorite pieces ever, a bit of excellent advice from my pal, Robyn Carr, who will be receiving the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from RWA this year–that’s how awesome she is! So last week I was chatting with my…

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Things I know that work for me

on May 3, 2016

As I am traveling, I’m reposting one of my favorite pieces, some writerly advice I first posted in April, 2013. This is one of those blog posts that usually gets an appalling title like “Advice to Young Writers”. We’ll call it something more modest—like “Stuff I’ve Figured Out Along the Way”. These are bits and…

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