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Champagne and beignets: launching The Shadow Queen into San Miguel de Allende’s next Big Read

19 January 2019

I’ve been quite busy this last month preparing for an event launching The Shadow Queen as San Miguel de Allende’s Big Read. (See my recent blog post about it here.)...

My fave non-bookish things of 2018

30 December 2018

This post is inspired by Book Riot’s “The Podcast” episode #292, “Our Favorite Non-Bookish Things of 2018.” What’s charming about this podcast is...

The 10 best audiobooks of my year

21 December 2018

My father became an avid “listener” of books at the end of his life as his eyesight gave out. The player and an endless supply of books on tape (in his category of choice)...

How to write a story logline without going crazy

9 December 2018

I decided to try to write a logline for my next novel because I had wandered into mucky territory in working on my plot. I’ve attempted this for several of my earlier novels,...