New York Times Bestselling Author

Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’m going to be back to the writing cave shortly with revisions on the Barbados Book, but, in the meantime, it’s such bliss to get to dive into other people’s fiction– new fiction, not books I’ve read a hundred times before.  (I tend to stick to old favorites when I’m writing.) To kick off my…

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Welcome to the New Website!

Welcome to my brand new website!  It’s still a work in progress, but, now that I’ve emerged from the writing cave, I’m slowly updating the content to match the new, snazzy format. Right now, you’ll find an updated list of appearances on the Events page and fresh answers on the FAQ page.  (Are there questions…

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A Whole New Website!

Don’t be alarmed if this site goes dark in about a day…. It’s just the curtain being lowered so it can rise again on a whole new updated website! All of the content you have here (including all old News posts) will be there on the new website, hopefully in an even more accessible and…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week, I finally got around to reading Greer Hendricks’s and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us, a dark, domestic, psychological thriller about the unraveling of a woman’s life and marriage. I gobbled it up over the course of two short-ish train rides. (There’s really nothing like train and airplane reading.) For a total change…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

It’s been a week of the new and the old. I began with Ruth Ware’s latest, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, a modern Gothic featuring a mysterious heritage, an appropriately waifish and desperate heroine, mistaken parentage, and, of course, a House. After that, I changed tone and time period and plunged back into the 16th…

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New York Panel & Signing– Wednesday, June 6th!

Come join me, Helen Phillips, Amanda Stauffer, and moderator Dana Schuster for a panel about writing and publishing fiction! We’ll talk about how we got started and the vagaries of the writing life– and anything else you’d like us to discuss, really. The event is ticketed, but the ticket price includes a $15 gift card…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

It’s been a week of dark and atmospheric books, starting with Wendy Webb’s The End of Temperance Dare, a ghost story set at a tuberculosis sanatorium turned writers’s retreat, with all the attendant eeriness you can imagine. Highly recommended for a dark and stormy afternoon, preferably with tea. From there, I moved on to a…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

It’s back to winter here in New York! (Um, spring? Where did you go?) On cold and drippy days, what could be better than a classic mystery? I revisited Agatha Christie’s The A. B. C. Murders and Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Dying Detective. Now I’m trying to decide whether to move on…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Do you ever have those weeks when you pick up books and put them down again? I’m sure they’re very good books, and books I might like at another time, but they just weren’t holding my attention– so I gave up on them and picked up Joan Aiken Hodge’s Marry In Haste. I wasn’t sure…

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Events, Events, Events

Even though I’m technically not on tour right now, I’ll be popping up around town to talk books and sign things. You can find me: — on May 31 at 10:30, at Book Expo America, signing ARCs of The Glass Ocean with the lovely Beatriz Williams. (Open to Book Expo attendees.) — on June 6,…

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