Wow! It’s been a while since that image was front and center. While mainstream news is all about the weather, I have an anniversary to celebrate today. Seven years ago, Beautiful Disaster, my first novel, made its debut. It was an exciting time filled with great anticipation. I’d only taken up novel writing five years…

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Nothing says Merry Christmas like a gallbladder removal. It’s what I’m doing with my Friday before Christmas. How about you? As a good friend noted, “What? You thought you needed a greater holiday challenge?” Well no, but that’s the way the surgeon’s schedule worked out, and why put off until 2018 what you can cram…

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What do you think? Is this the haunted house on the hill, the “I dare you” stop for trick-or-treaters? Will tiny costumed visitors venture up the darkened path, surrounded by ghostly pines? Trees that look as if they might bend and snatch. Is the reward at the door worth the risk? Well, I guess it…

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Foretold—a year ago, I didn’t know the pub date of my seventh novel. My publisher and I hadn’t even settled on a title. I was still ironing out the story’s whodunit. A year ago today, I could not have foretold October 25, 2016, making pub-day, October 24, 2017, surreal. Tomorrow is my birthday. It will…

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Welcome to my Awesome Eight Giveaway! This contest is extra special because I get to give a nod to other authors—and believe me when I say authors need other authors. Among these eight great titles you will find New York Times Bestselling Authors, International Bestselling Authors, an author with 25 published novels, #1 Kindle Bestselling authors,…

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Welcome to my first October giveaway! Contests will feature a variety of book giveaways to celebrate the release of FORETOLD. The much-anticipated GHOST GIFTS sequel is an Amazon Editors’ pick for Best Books of the Month! Today I’m giving away THREE signed copies of FORETOLD, plus FIVE Kindle GHOST GIFTS! How to enter: Leave a…

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Between Mother Nature and another 9/11 Anniversary, it’s been a rough few weeks. I am fortunate to have observed hurricane fury from the safety of a New England September. (It’s the month we pay in advance for the coming February.) I’m not much of TV watcher, but the images were impossible to escape. I certainly…

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*Foretold ARC giveaway details at the end of this post. Like all authors, until it happened, I wondered if I’d ever sell a book. We think it’s the mountain peak, the zenith. Upon arrival, we’re stunned to discover it’s only a plateau. You simply can’t see the next spires and headwalls, hidden by puffy clouds of…

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Sol 1—this is how the movie, The Martian, tallies Matt Damon’s 560 sols, alone, on Mars—a lifeless planet, covered in red dust, where nothing grows and nothing lives. Of course, it’s also the title of the bestselling novel The Martian by Andy Weir. Were you were wondering how I might segue to a blog post…

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