Stealing from Sally

on December 29, 2016

So for the last post of 2016–thank GOD this year is almost finished–I decided to swipe part of the guest post written for us by Sally Kilpatrick last year. She had some great New Year’s tips, and I want to send us off on a positive note. I believe–I have to believe–that 2017 will have…

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Are you caught up with Julia’s holiday adventures?

on December 27, 2016

If you’ve read the five Julia novels but not started on the novellas, now is a great time to start! They begin with SILENT NIGHT, picking up just after the action of THE DARK ENQUIRY finishes. They are digital only, but you don’t need an e-reader. Kindle, Nook, and Kobo all offer free reading platforms…

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A holiday round-up

on December 22, 2016

Taking a wee break to spend the holidays with my family, my dears, so here is a seasonal post from 2013. You might have missed it the first time around, and I hope you enjoy. If you just can’t get enough seasonal cheer, here are a few books you might enjoy: *JANE AUSTEN’S CHRISTMAS Maria…

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Something YUM

on December 20, 2016

So I’m whipping this post up in the second week of December, attending to all my various commitments because I am about to get VERY busy. I have an upcoming chat scheduled with my editor to discuss the first round of revisions to Veronica’s third adventure–yay!–and I have lots of fun things I have to…

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Tipping the cap to Jane Austen

on December 15, 2016

Tomorrow, December 16, is Jane Austen’s birthday–her 241st to be exact. I always mark the day, usually with a special nibble at teatime and a hoist of the teacup to her memory. It’s a point of amusement (and horror, if I’m honest) that I managed to get an English degree without ever once being required…

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Holiday odditities…hoddities?

on December 13, 2016

So I’ve been pondering holiday oddities–the unusual customs that families have in celebrating this time of year. I will straight up own mine as strange: I always wrap presents while watching The Lion in Winter. Have you seen it? If not, go now and shimmy up to your Netflix. It’s the ultimate family Christmas movie–if…

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Round-up of reminders!

on December 8, 2016

Thought it would be a good time to collect a whole bunch of things in one place! First, you know A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING is coming out on January 10, right? Of course you do. Remember, if you pre-order, you get presents! Just fill out this quick form and you get a digital pack of goodies:…

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Bonus post and another giveaway!

on December 7, 2016

We have a FABULOUS sweepstakes for readers to enter with heaps of great prizes–ARCs of A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING, tea, a gift card to Murder by the Book, Stoker-approved honey candies–you name it, it’s in there! Enter here and spread the word!

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Quick like a bunny!

on December 6, 2016

Looking for a fabulous new read? The AMAZING Beatriz Williams and I are doing an ARC swap–but it’s today only so you have to hurry to win! Head over to my FB page for a chance to win an advance copy of WICKED CITY, the first book in Beatriz’s brand spanking new Prohibition-era series featuring…

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Happy December!

on December 1, 2016

Rabbit, rabbit! It’s the first of the month, and to ensure luck, the first thing out of your mouth is supposed to be, “Rabbit, rabbit!” Do you do this? I remember about one month out of four. Anyway, happy December, my dears. The newsletter is going out soon, so be sure you’ve signed up–remember, an…

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