Joy of Witchcraft — In Stores Today!

It’s finally here! The first new Jane Madison novel in two years!  Joy of Witchcraft is in stores today! (Along with Author’s Preferred Editions of the first three books in the series.) Everyone’s favorite librarian-witch, Jane Madison, is back at work, running a school for witches. Alas, nothing is going quite the way she planned (but what’s new about that?!?) Here’s what it says on the back of the book: Sometimes...

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Return of the Prodigal Writer

Well, it’s been far too long since I’ve posted here.  (Insert boring explanations, involving writing deadlines, family fun, blah, blah, blah…) But I’m back now–with news that I think you’ll find worthwhile: the fifth book in the Jane Madison Series, Joy of Witchcraft, will be published on August 4, 2015! I’m in absolute love with the cover of this book! And I’m sort of a sucker for the story, too...

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Why Retreat When You Can Write Full Time?

Last week, I drove two hours north to the Pennsylvania woods, where I rented a cabin with Maria V. Snyder for a week-long writing retreat. I suspect some of you are wondering why I’d do something crazy like that.  I mean, I have the luxury (and the responsibility) of writing full time.  Why spend a total of four hours in the car to go to a place where I need to carry in bedding and pots and pans and food, all to write, just like I write...

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Not Dead Yet

Not dead.  Not carried off by the camelback crickets that insist on taking refuge on the ground level of our home (and some of them are HUGE this year!) Not king yet. But, um, where did the past ten days go? Let’s see… We had houseguests visiting from Canada — the charming Julie Czerneda (in the midst of her book launch tour for A PLAY OF SHADOW) and her husband, Roger.  They arrived with flavored coffees (blueberry! maple!)...

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