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We’re Having a Twitter Party!

Send to Kindle Great news! Penguin (@ReadPenguin) has chosen my latest mystery, A DANGEROUS FICTION, to be its book of the month, which entails two book chats on Twitter. It’s just come out in paperback, which also brings the ebook … Continue reading

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A DANGEROUS FICTION is out in Penguin paperback!

Send to KindleDear Friends, As you know, this blog generally focuses on the business and craft of writing, but this time I have some important personal news to share: As of today, A DANGEROUS FICTION is out in paperback! Seeing … Continue reading

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Looking For Friends In All the Wrong Places

Send to Kindle  In a recent interview with Publishers Weekly, Claire Messud was asked a question about her novel, THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS, that she didn’t like. Would you, the interviewer asked, want to be friends with your protagonist, Nora? Messud … Continue reading

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Cementing the Goal Posts

Send to Kindle  Writing is a rigged game in which the goal posts recede as you approach them. At first, the deepest desire of the writer’s heart is to find an agent, the necessary first step toward finding a publisher. … Continue reading

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Cafe Nevo Revisited

Send to KindleWhen published books are reissued, it’s unusual to get any critical attention at all, so I was thrilled when I learned that Ellis Shuman recently reviewed CAFE NEVO for “The Times of Israel.” I think I enjoyed his … Continue reading

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What To Do Once You’ve “Finished” Your Novel

Send to KindleEvery once in a while, I come across a blog post so informative that I just need to share it. Jo Bourne, for those of you who don’t already know her, is a critically acclaimed writer of historical … Continue reading

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Launching a Novel, Then and Now

Send to KindleLast week my new novel, A DANGEROUS FICTION, was published by Viking Books. Exactly ten years ago, Simon & Schuster came out with HINDSIGHT. The contrast in these experiences, from this writer’s perspective, is astonishing. I’m not talking … Continue reading

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A DANGEROUS FICTION is out today!

Send to KindleIt’s been a long time a’coming, friends, but A DANGEROUS FICTION is out at last! In the past few days, there have been a bunch of wonderful reviews from bloggers and online book-review sites. I won’t cite them … Continue reading

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T Minus Two and Counting!

Send to KindleMost of my posts on In Cold Ink focus on writing and publishing, with lots of advice and not a few opinions drawn from my own checkered history as a former agent and editor. Today, though, I’m wearing … Continue reading

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A DANGEROUS FICTION giveaway

Send to KindleI’m excited to announce that Viking is giving away 20 galleys of A DANGEROUS FICTION, the first book in a series of mysteries featuring literary agent Jo Donovan.  Only three weeks to pub date, but you could be … Continue reading

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