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In which we have a Monday freebie

on April 22, 2013

No, it’s not post day, chickens, but this was too much fun not to share. I’m going to apologize for the name-dropping that’s about to happen, but I adore Susanna Kearsley–and not just because she bought lunch the last time I saw her. She’s funny in that gloriously self-deprecating Canadian way, clever, and NICE. She’s…

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In which sometimes you just need sweetness

on April 18, 2013

Sometimes it’s a hard world. It’s a world where the blood of children stains the sidewalk and a fireball turns a nursing home into splinters and pain. Whether it’s deliberate bombings or terrible accidents or natural disasters, it’s too much to take in sometimes. There comes a moment when you have to turn it all…

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In which…not today

on April 16, 2013

I know Tuesday is one of our regularly scheduled post days here, but I don’t think so. Not today. I will post Thursday as planned–my apologies.

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In which we have goodies

on April 11, 2013

Chickens, have you downloaded FAR IN THE WILDS? You know it’s FREE, right? And once you’ve read it, you might want to talk about it. So guess what? I’m doing an online chat at Writerspace this Sunday evening at 9pm eastern! You can ask all kinds of questions about Ryder, Africa, research, process, what’s coming…

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In which we have some awesome advice

on April 9, 2013

So last week I was chatting with my writer pal, Robyn Carr. Yes, I totally just name-dropped there, but I did it for a reason. I wanted to pick Robyn’s brain about some writerly things, and I knew if I told you where I heard these marvelous things, you’d listen even harder. Robyn is one…

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In which I know a couple of things

on April 5, 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 pieces I’ve collected, parts of the picture that I’m assembling as I go. I’m about to release my seventh novel;…

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In which our last contest winners are posted!

on April 4, 2013

First, huge thanks to all the entrants–we had to end early because we hit 200 before the two hours were up! In fact, we had a last batch that came in together, so we actually ended up with 208. I popped the range into a random number generator and the winners are listed below. I…

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In which we have our LAST contest!

on April 4, 2013

My lovely publisher has kicked in another THIRTY copies of A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS to give away! We have twenty-five copies of the final book and five ARCs. They will be given out randomly in the hopes that the winners will post reviews by April 30. So, same rules as before, please check them…

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