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Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday: Rachel Woodley

The Other Daughter comes out a month from today! Yesterday, as part of an interview, I was asked to provide a quotation with a physical description of my heroine. Simple enough, you say. But it wasn’t. Because Rachel Woodley, my heroine, goes through a number of metamorphoses over the course of the book. Here’s Rachel…

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Teaser Tuesday: the "voice" of THE OTHER DAUGHTER

There are times when writing can be a bit like acting. You need to get into the characters’ heads, experience the world as they experience it, speak as they speak. For The Other Daughter, speaking as they speak was the big challenge for me. There’s such a unique tone to the 1920s, and particularly to…

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Teaser Tuesday: THAT SUMMER Bibliography

I’m a little behind when it comes to posting a bibliography for That Summer— about a year behind, in fact. With the paperback of That Summer appearing in stores a week from today, now seemed like a good time to remedy the defect. Of course, a year after first publication and two years after handing…

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Teaser Tuesday: My Mary Stewart Tribute Book

Now that The Lure of the Moonflower, aka Pink XII, is safely in the hands of my editor, I can finally get back to talking about my next book out: The Other Daughter, which appears July 21. My agent likes to call The Other Daughter “1920s Revenge“. I think of it as my Mary Stewart…

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Teaser Tuesday, Poll, and Give-Away

Isn’t it nice when multiple things roll into one? As I continue to work on The Lure of the Moonflower, Jack and Jane have, somewhat unexpectedly, acquired a donkey. (It was a surprise for the donkey, too.) The donkey needs a name. Henrietta thinks we should call him Donkey-the-donkey. Miles votes for Ginger. Miss Gwen…

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Teaser Tuesday: Pink XII, The Plot Less Traveled

There are some books which open easily. The characters go along with whatever the initial premise is and the pieces fall into place– at least for a time. (Don’t worry; if they’re easy earlier they get tough later. It’s the way it goes.) Others just won’t start. There’s something just… off about the opening sequence.…

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Teaser Tuesday: From the Archives

As I was cleaning up my Documents cache recently, I came upon a file intriguingly labeled “Eloise for Later Pink”. I do things like that. Every now and then, a bit of dialogue or an idea for a future book will grip me, and I’ll have to scribble it down before I lose it. And…

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Teaser Tuesday: Those Ubiquitous Vaughns

It has been noted that there is a Cecelia Heatherington-Vaughn in The Other Daughter. Not illogically, the question has been asked: is she one of those Vaughns? Yes. Yes, she is. As always, the Vaughns just won’t keep out of the way. They pop up everywhere. In my Kenya book; in my 1927 book; in…

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Teaser Tuesday: THE OTHER DAUGHTER

I haven’t shared much about The Other Daughter with you yet, have I? I’m still deep in the middle of revisions, so the book doesn’t feel entirely like a book yet. That’s the odd thing about revisions– once the draft of the manuscript is done, voila! There’s a book. But then along come revisions, and…

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Teaser Tuesday: the 2015 Publication Schedule

2015 is going to be a busy book year for me. Assuming I can get everything I need to write in on time, here’s the 2015 publication schedule: — May 19, 2015: That Summer (paperback reprint, St. Martin’s Press). — June 2, 2015: The Other Daughter, aka Stand Alone #3, aka the 1927 book (hardcover,…

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