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March Madness!

on February 20, 2020

The fine folks at Berkley Pub are doing a spectacular March Madness reading giveaway! There’s a book for every taste and the giveaway includes a copy of A MURDEROUS RELATION. Open now, enter by March 4–and good luck!

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Throwback to that time I wrote a book about vampires…or did I?

on October 14, 2018

Time for vampires, witches, and all things spooky, no? It’s the season for reading Gothic, so gather round and let’s talk about THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST my only Gothic novel, and my love letter to Victoria Holt, Ann Radcliffe, and Mary Stewart. There are lots of goodies with this one, and today’s post puts them…

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Happy October!

on October 1, 2018

In case you’ve missed this post on my favorite seasonal reads, I’m popping it up here again. Happy reading! I don’t like to be scared–not really. A little suspense is fine, but no outright horror, please. Here are a few of my seasonal favorites: *Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. WITCHES. That’s all you need. *The…

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Hidey ho!

on June 26, 2017

Goodness me, it’s almost the very end of June, and I can’t imagine how that happened. There has been a LOT going on at Casa Raybourn, y’all. In May, our daughter graduated from college and that kicked off about six weeks of coincidental chaos–coincidental because it had nothing to do with her graduation but the…

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Bonus post!

on May 2, 2017

It’s Mystery Week at Goodreads–come check out their book recommendations and see what questions I’m answering for the Ask the Author feature and pose queries of your own!

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It’s April! Enchanted April…

on April 7, 2017

March is always a bit grim, I think, the sort of month you have to white-knuckle your way through. There are those sharp, unforgiving dips in temperature just when you think it’s safe to sit in the sun. Daffodils peek out shyly only to be blasted back into their green cloaks by a cruel frost….

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On the newsstand…

on March 6, 2017

So over the last few months I’ve been pootling through the newsstand at my local B&N and checking out bookazines and imported magazines. The downside is these publications aren’t cheap if you’re used to a five dollar magazine. I spend upwards of $20 on most and if you pick up an armful at a time,…

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Comfort reads!

on January 5, 2017

Oh, it’s been cold and blustery and damp here, my dears–a typical start to January in my neck of the woods. It’s perfect reading weather, although I’ve been busy revising the third Veronica book and preparing for the launch of A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING. I have still managed to sneak in some pleasure reading, and here…

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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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