It’s been a hectic week trying to work on the Smith book and get ready for book tour at the same time (there’s always drama the week before book tour– wardrobe drama, scheduling drama, drama drama), but I know I’ll make up for it with lots of lovely airplane reading time. In the meantime, I…

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So, I have some bad news and some good news about Team W’s upcoming visit to Charleston. The bad news– if you haven’t yet bought your ticket to the Charleston Author Series Luncheon on Thursday, January 16th– is that the luncheon has now officially sold out. There are still tickets available for the Books, Bites,…

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There’s only one more week until All The Ways We Said Goodbye hits the shelves– and Team W are lifting our virtual prosecco glasses to toast all the good news that’s been pouring in! All the Ways We Said Goodbye is a January 2020 Library Reads pick (the top ten books recommended by librarians nationwide);…

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Happy New Year! I rang in the New Year with a rather dark mystery, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, in which a bookseller finds one of her regular browsers dead in the store.  When she discovers a picture from her tenth birthday in his pocket, she begins to unravel his connection to the unsolved…

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Team W is about to hit the road! Starting January 13th, your friendly neighborhood Ws, Karen, Beatriz, and I, will be swooping around the country, chattering about friendship, France, World Wars, All the Ways We Said Goodbye, all the ways we say hello, how much prosecco three authors can drink, how to get coffee out…

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Merry, merry, all!  It’s been a Goldilocks sort of reading week for me– one book was too arch and one too bland, until I gave up and went back to Lord Peter Wimsey, who is always just right. All I wanted was a Golden Age Christmas-themed murder mystery I hadn’t read yet.   (Is that so…

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Merry, merry, all! We’ve had cracked tooth drama with my rambunctious toddler, so reading time has been scarce (do you think Santa can deliver reading time?  Also possibly a toddler front tooth, while he’s at it), but I did manage to steal a few hours with Zen Cho’s The True Queen, which is just as…

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From the French countryside to a land just this side of Faerie to a mid-century British market town, I’ve been all over the place this week.  Reading-wise, at least. There’s something very soothing about the familiarity of a mystery series, and Martin Walker’s Bruno, Chief of Police series is particularly good at recreating a familiar…

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It’s been a marvelous reading week! I followed another one of my best friend’s recommendations and picked up Margaret Rogerson’s An Enchantment of Ravens, in which a mortal portrait painter gets dragged into the politics of the faerie courts (confession: I grew up reading fantasy, and always rather wondered how I would cope if I…

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We’ve been House of Plague over here (who knew that kids could combine strep throat with two separate viruses?  It’s like a disease cocktail with a phlegm chaser), so I’ve been doing some comfort reading. After finishing up T. Kingfisher’s wonderful pseudo-medieval fantasy road trip Clockwork Boys (there are technically two books, but they read…

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