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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’ve mostly been doing background reading for the next book, which is set around the activities of a gallant group of Smith alums who went over to France to aid French villagers right behind the front lines during World War I. I’ve been wallowing in their letters, which read like Rilla of Ingleside— so tongue-in-cheek…

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Back on the Road!

I’m so thrilled to be teaming up with some of my favorite authors as the summer progresses!  You can find me: — at R.J. Julia in Madison, CT, on Tuesday, July 23rd, with Beatriz Williams; — at Shakespeare & Co (UES) in New York on Thursday, July 25th, with Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb; —…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday!  With the hot, bright July weather in New York this week, I went back to some old summer favorites. Do you have those sorts of seasonal books?  For some reason, whenever the weather gets particularly sultry, I find myself going back to Barbara Michaels’/Elizabeth Peters’ gothics: to her Ammie Come Home trilogy, to…

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Last Chance for Half-Price SUMMER COUNTRY!

It turns out that the sale on The Summer Country extended into today!  Which does make that post-holiday Monday at least a little less hideous. So if you were planning to snag a copy of The Summer Country, or know someone else who was, now’s your chance to get it before the price jumps back…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy 4th, all! On my wonderful trip to Houston this week, I finally got to finish the second of Martin Walker’s Bruno mysteries, The Dark Vineyard.  Think French Longmire, in which the local chief of police must investigate a series of crimes linked to the local wine industry. Then I broke my very sensible “don’t read…

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SUMMER COUNTRY half price!

Happy July 4th! For this week only, Barnes & Noble is selling The Summer Country at half price, both in store and online. As someone pointed out to me, if you’re a B&N member and get your extra 10% off, that means you get Summer Country for less than half price! And, because Amazon does…

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Houston on Monday!

Do you need to pick up your July 4th reading?  Come join me and Katherine Howe (The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs) at Murder by the Book in Houston on Monday night! If you can’t make it, but would like a personalized book (with palm tree bookmark!), just call the wonderful folks at Murder by the…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I tend to write best when I’m reading something I can read a lot of, preferably a mystery series.  But I’ve re-read my favorites so many times… so I went to the best book guru I know, Barbara Peters of The Poisoned Pen.  (If Barbara recommends it, you read it.) Thanks to Barbara, I just…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Hello from the train to DC!  I’m headed to historical fiction nirvana: the Historical Novel Society Conference where well over a hundred historical fiction authors are gathering to talk shop and share their favorite gossip from centuries past. It only seems appropriate to read some historical fiction on the way to HNS, so I’m currently…

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Signing near DC– Saturday, 6/22, 3:45

This weekend, ALL the historical fiction authors will be signing together! Okay, maybe not all.  But many. Among others, you can collect all three members of Team W (Beatriz Williams, Karen White, et moi), the lovely Kate Quinn, Jennifer Robson, Stephanie Dray, Deanna Raybourn, and so, so many others that if I were listing them…

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