Stuff I’ve Figured Out Along The Way

on April 18, 2018

Every so often I repeat this post–one of my favorite pieces on writerly advice. 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 pieces…

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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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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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I am depending upon the kindness of strangers…

on July 23, 2015

Today’s blog topic is loving, and there is nothing I’m loving harder right now than the advance praise for A CURIOUS BEGINNING! It’s a bizarre thing to work so hard on a book allllll alllllone and then send it out into the world to see what people think. This book was sent to writers I…

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We have a guest!

on May 12, 2015

Today is a Reading day, so I’m delighted to welcome lovely author and pal Tracy Grant to talk about her newest release, THE MAYFAIR AFFAIR! Tracy will be giving away a digital copy of THE MAYFAIR AFFAIR–platform of your choice–so pop a post in the comments to win. (Please note, comments are on moderation and…

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Surprise Saturday post!

on May 9, 2015

These Saturday posts are like Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition–nobody expects them! But today there was something just too fun NOT to share at once. Rachel Hollis, author, blogger, and all-around cool chick just made a hilarious video titled Book Nerd Problems–and look what she’s reading in the opening sequence! Rachel loves to tell the story…

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