Calling All Reviewers

Are you a bookseller, librarian, educator, or book reviewer?  Do you want an electronic ARC of WHEN GOOD WISHES GO BAD?   If you answer "yes" to both of these questions, then do I have a deal for you!  Advance Reader Copies of WHEN GOOD WISHES GO BAD are now available through NetGalley.  Haven’t used the service before?  Well, don’t worry.  Here are the...

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Ha! Take That, To-Do List!

If you were subscribed to my newsletter, you would now be able to read the first chapter of WHEN GOOD WISHES GO BAD.  You could also see the cover (oooh!  Shiny!) Oh.  Wait.  Amazon just posted the cover, so anyone can see it.  Here it is: Well, then.  If you had the newsletter, then you’d know about my vampire series.  And what the series will be called.  And what the series...

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Turkey Day Recap

And a good day was had by all… Thanksgiving day itself was sweetened by the 11:00 p.m. phone call the night before – Nephew #2 arrived safely in the world, three hours after his mother went into labor.  (Three hours is quick anywhere, but it’s an *especially* short time when said mother had to scramble the grandparents to pick up Nephew #1, contact her doula and husband, catch the ferry, cross Puget Sound, and get to the...

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Bits and Pieces

Before I started this full-time writing thing, I had envisioned how my days would work: I would sit down at my desk at 9 and write until 1. I’d take an hour for lunch, then sit down at 2 and write till 5:30. Perfect, simple, balanced – very similar to my days as a librarian. Yeah, right. Take yesterday, for example. I corresponded with Editing Client #1 about her manuscript, offering additional explanation of comments that I’d...

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Correspondence – the Disappointing and the Fun

I send a fair amount of email to a number of people – friends, relatives, readers… In the past week, I’ve had two different email exchanges that left me at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum. Example the First: Mark and I were chatting the other day, and he (in a completely unrelated context) said something that reminded me of a coined term used by one of my favorite authors — someone not on the bestseller list, but...

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