Long Shots Seem Closer

Okay.  I know that Hollywood deals are pie in the sky.  I know that it’s extraordinarily unlikely that any individual project that is optioned ever gets made.  I know that there are a million and one ways that deals get derailed, that strikes, and crashing economies, and egos, and audience preferences get in the way. And yet, I have to admit that I was really ridiculously thrilled to see this page on the New York Times...

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Cover Art

Readers often ask me about cover art – how I choose what goes on the cover of each of my books.  The answer is very simple – I don’t.  I don’t have any say in the cover art; it’s created by a trained artist, coordinated by  in-house-to-my-publisher art directors, all with careful input from my professional editor, subject to the recommendations of her professional marketing team. I’m extremely...

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Jane Madison Series Optioned by TwinStar

And now, I get to share my big news… The Jane Madison series (GIRL’S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT, SORCERY AND THE SINGLE GIRL, and the to-be-released-October-1 MAGIC AND THE MODERN GIRL) have been optioned by TwinStar Entertainment, a Hollywood production company!  TwinStar has reserved the rights to make the Jane Madison novels into a feature film, a made-for-TV movie, or a television series. Those of you familiar with the ways of...

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New Year, New Look

Two years ago, I did a reading from GIRL’S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT for a group of librarians.  The day following the reading, one of the librarians sent me email telling me that she was “disgusted” and “repulsed” by my website, because it used martini glasses to attract young girls to reading my book.  (She then asked me for help getting a job, but that’s another matter…) I was somewhat...

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Jane Madison Meets the YA Crowd

So, earlier this week, I was up in New York, on business for the day-job.  On a lunch break, I headed downtown to have lunch with my editor (and, it turns out, two other editors in the Harlequin monolith!)  Amid great company, dining on superb food (gorgonzola hazelnut ravioli in a sage butter sauce!), I received most excellent writing news:  GIRL’S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT and SORCERY AND THE SINGLE GIRL are going to be...

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