Tag Archives: My books

Celebrate Halloween with a Spooky Good Read!

Send to KindleHey, readers and writers! Need a good spooky read for Halloween? Don’t want to toot my own horn, but…oh, what the hell. Here’s what the Washington Post said: “SUSPICION had its way with me from start to finish….If … 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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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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A DANGEROUS FICTION GIVEAWAY

Send to KindleI owe you all a proper blog post, and will have one soon, but in the meantime I had to share this bit of news with you. Viking is doing a  giveaway of A DANGEROUS FICTION ARC’s.  There … Continue reading

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Diana Gabaldon Interview Part 2

Send to KindleI promised you the second half of my interview with Diana Gabaldon, the internationally bestselling author of the Outlander series, and you shall have it in just a moment. First, though, I have some exciting news of my … Continue reading

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FIRST REVIEWS!

Send to KindleI’m thrilled to share the first pre-publication reviews of A DANGEROUS FICTION, coming out on July 27 with Viking Books. I wish I could quote the whole reviews, but for copyright reasons I don’t think I can.  I … Continue reading

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Behind the Curtains: What Publishers Really Do

Send to KindleAn awful lot of what publishers do for books, they do behind the scenes and prior to publication. Viking/Penguin  is going to publish A DANGEROUS FICTION in late July, and they are gearing up in all sorts of … Continue reading

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Galleys!

Send to KindleThere are a few big milestones in the publication of a book. Selling it is the first, of course–getting that fateful phone call from one’s agent.  The next is finishing the final edit–letting the book go at last. … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

Send to Kindle  The three most important things about property, agents will tell you, are location, location, and location. It occurred to me recently, for reasons I’ll get into in a moment, that this adage applies not only to real … Continue reading

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Book Jackets

Send to KindleYesterday I saw Viking’s jacket for A DANGEROUS FICTION, and I am over the moon. I think it’s stunning visually, and it perfectly captures both the book and its protagonist in a single image. Kudos to Viking’s wonderful … Continue reading

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