Strange Happenings (Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft Edition)

In 2006, I enjoyed the public release of my first Red Dress Ink novel, Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft, the first volume of the Jane Madison series.  The book sold well – in fact, the first printing sold out entirely by November.  Alas, it took the publisher almost a year to go back to press, during which time many bookstores forgot that they wanted to reorder Girl’s Guide.  Somewhere between 2000 and 5000 copies of Girl’s...

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Special Delivery

Our hero(ine) is sitting at her desk, innocently typing away.  She hears something *thump* down outside the front door.  The doorbell rings three times. Save file.  Push back from desk.  Corral cat.  Open door. And what should I find, but a box.  A box containing three copies of Comment Je Suis Devenue Iresistible.  That would be the French version of Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft.  That would be the...

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From Sea to Shining Sea

Greetings, blog type people! I’ve been offline for the past 10 days, because I’ve been visiting family on the left coast.  I enjoyed a bat mitzvah in L.A., then a week on Bainbridge Island (off the coast of Seattle), culminating in the almost-birthday of my four-year-old nephew (I needed to fly the day of his actual birthday, but we celebrated the day before…) Here are some things I learned along the way: 1.  My...

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How Do You Say Surprise In French*

* That’s a rhetorical question.But seriously – I had a wonderful surprise two days ago, when I discovered that GIRL’S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT has been translated into French.  It’s undergone a title change – the book is called "Comment je suis devenue irresistible!" ("How I Became Irresistible!")  The write up, on Amazon, talks about how the heroine has become irresistible...

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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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