In which we’re giving books away spontaneously

on March 28, 2013

Alright, chickens, here’s the situation: it’s a brave new world we live in, and one of the things that helps drive book sales is word of mouth. That would be your words out of your mouths! So, to encourage reviews, publishers–including mine–are printing up a LOT of ARCs. In the case of A SPEAR OF… Read More


In which we’re talking anti-Semitism

on March 28, 2013

So this morning, Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches and I were tweeting about anti-Semitism in fiction. She tweeted about a review she’d posted of THE GRAND SOPHY by Georgette Heyer and the uproar it created when she identified the book as anti-Semitic. My first thought was that I had had a similar reaction to THE… Read More


In which it is all Lauren, all the time

on March 26, 2013

Today’s post is dedicated to my darling pal, Lauren Willig, and her new release, THE ASHFORD AFFAIR, out April 1! For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS, you’ll be delighted to know that Lauren’s book is also set in Africa in the 1920s. How did we figure out… Read More


In which it is Monday

on March 25, 2013

And yet here we are, chickens! Just felt like dropping an extra blog post in this week since I’m still reacquainting myself with WordPress and there are SO MANY delicious things afoot. First, comments. For the time being, I have the blog open to moderated comments. I don’t think there are hoops to jump through… Read More


In which we are brand new!

on March 22, 2013

Welcome, chickens! This is the beautiful, shiny new website I promised you. MAD LOVE to Cissy at Writerspace and her fabulous crew for putting this together. It is functional and gorgeous, and best of all, we didn’t lose any of our archive! So, settle in and have a good look around and make yourself comfortable…. Read More