New York Times Bestselling Author

Hello, Georgia!

I’m so thrilled to be launching The Summer Country at one of my very favorite bookstores, FoxTale Book Shoppe, with one of my very favorite people, Karen White! Come find us tonight at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock to raise a glass to The Summer Country and discuss all things Barbados and Team W!  And…

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Happy Birthday to THE SUMMER COUNTRY!

I’ve spent a decade thinking about The Summer Country, including two years researching it, and one year writing it– so I can’t believe it’s finally a book!  And in stores!  And people seem to like it so far! This is my first ever book to receive the Historical Novel Society’s mark of approval: the Editors’…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Between college reunion, Book Expo, and preschool graduation, this week has been something of a fog (what’s my name again?), but I did manage to snatch a little reading time in the midst of the madness: — Jasmine Guillory’s The Wedding Date, a fun contemporary romance set in California; — and the latest Ruth Galloway…

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Chatting about THE SUMMER COUNTRY

With only one week to go until The Summer Country appears in stores (how are we down to one week?!?), I’ve been bouncing about the aether, chatting about The Summer Country. You can find me on Red Carpet Crash and on BTR Today talking about Barbados, slavery, books, writing, Team W, and Dr. Who (one…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Huzzah for uninterrupted airplane reading!  This week, as I flew back and forth from Team W’s retreat, I managed to get in some pure leisure reading, including: — the latest in Lucy Parker’s London Celebrities contemporary romance series, The Austen Playbook, about a choose your own adventure Austen production gone wrong (or gone right, depending…

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Online Interview about THE SUMMER COUNTRY

A few weeks ago, I had an absolute blast visiting the BTR Today studios by Wall Street to chat about The Summer Country with amazing talk show host, Kory French. That interview is now live! You can listen to it directly on the BTR Today website here, or you can download the podcast from iTunes here.…

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The 2019 Pinkorama Winner is….

From the sinking of the Lusitania to colonial India to the English countryside in multiple eras, this year’s Pinkoramae have taken us to all sorts of wonderful and sugary places.  I don’t know about you, but Pinkorama time has become one of my favorite times of year, and this year is no exception. Thank you…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’ve been working away on the final chapters of the next Team W book (one word: FRANCE), so there hasn’t been terribly much discretionary reading time this week, but I did finally start reading Theodora Goss’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter , the first in her Athena Club mysteries, about the daughters of…

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Teaser Tuesday: Bussa’s Rebellion

Can you believe we’re down to less than a month until The Summer Country appears in stores? Once the book is out, I’m going to be posting the amazing book club guide the folks at William Morrow and I put together.  (The reason I’m not posting it now is that the discussion questions are absolutely…

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The 2019 Pinkorama Round-Up

So many thanks to all of this year’s Pinkorama participants! Every year, I wonder, how can these possibly live up to last year’s?  And every year you somehow manage to raise the bar!  This year, we’ve got ricocheting billiard balls, Star Wars memorabilia, sinking ships, and sugary skullduggery in 19th century Hyderabad. It’s impossible to…

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