Put March 1st on your calendar!  I mean, I know, it’s already on your calendar.  What I meant is, save the date!  Because on the evening of March 1st, my publisher is throwing a huge, virtual, Launch Day Eve/ Women’s History Month Extravaganza! There will be Women’s History bingo.  There will be prizes.  There will…

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It’s very rare that I’m more interested in our own century than others, but this week was one of those exceptions. When I wasn’t compulsively refreshing the New York Times home page, I did pop back a hundred years to spend some soothing time in the mid-century Britain of Patricia Wentworth. The Dower House Mystery,…

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There’s another chance to snap up an early copy of Band of Sisters before it hits the shelves in March!  There are seventy-six copies currently up for grabs on Goodreads. Why seventy-six, you may ask?  I have no idea.  Possibly they meant to give away seventy-five and then found an extra one under the desk? …

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Have you heard of Agatha Christie’s real life mystery?  The famous author disappeared for over a week, with the whole country trying to crack the cast, including an aging Arthur Conan Doyle (who had rather less success than his fictional Sherlock Holmes!). Join me and Marie Benedict tonight as we talk about her new novel,…

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Happy New Year!  Here’s wishing everyone a joyful, healthy, happy, book-filled 2021  I’m so looking forward to sharing the journey of the coming year with all of you– and piles of books, of course. Over the past couple of weeks, while I’ve been largely off-line with my family, I’ve discovered a new to me 1970s…

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I have not quite wrapped my head around the fact that we’re just one week away from Christmas– although the snow we had in New York this week certainly set the scene properly! With the snow falling, it seemed like a good time for some comfort reads: Mary Stewart’s Touch Not the Cat, involving telepathy…

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If you’re looking for a last minute gift for the historical fiction fan in your life, there’s still time to take advantage of the Band of Sisters holiday package from FoxTale Book Shoppe! Pre-order Band of Sisters from FoxTale Book Shoppe between now and January and your chosen recipient will receive a personalized card and…

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Waiting for the reviews from the big trade publications is always one of the scariest parts of the publishing process for authors– but Publishers Weekly has now spoken and I couldn’t be more thrilled! PW calls Band of Sisters a “seamless, well-plotted tale.  This will entice readers from the very first page.” Thank you, PW!!…

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There are times when you just need to go back to an old favorite book, and this was one of them. This week, I cozied up with Trisha Ashley’s Twelve Days of Christmas, in which a house-sitting chef winds up snowed in at a Lancashire manor house presiding over a large house party.  (There is…

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Do you want to cozy up with a copy of Band of Sisters over the holidays?  HarperCollins has a hundred copies up for grabs! Here’s the official rundown: Enter for your chance to win 1 of 100 Advance Reader’s Editions of Band of Sisters by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig! On sale March 2nd, Band of Sisters is a…

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