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Cover Reveal!

There’s nothing like the first glimpse of a new cover. It’s a snapshot of someone else’s image of my story and it’s such a thrill! I’ve been lucky to have a wonderful cover artist in Sarah Gibb. She’s always managed … Continue reading

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Bookish Activity

Being an author is the best job I’ve ever had. Not just because I love to tell a story, but because it makes me a part of the writing community. I’ve never worked with a group of people so supportive … Continue reading

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I love bookstores!

I saw a post on Facebook last week asking why people still buy books—physical books that is—and I was very interested in the comments. They ran the gamut from wanting to read off-screen from those who use computers all day, … Continue reading

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A Chance to Read!

My love of reading is what started me on my path to becoming a published author. The sad irony is now that I’m an author with deadlines, edits, and marketing responsibilities, I have much less time to indulge in a … Continue reading

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Happy Cozy Mystery Day!

Happy Cozy Mystery Day! Also known as Agatha Christie’s birthday. Why has the cozy mystery community adopted Agatha Christie’s birthday for this celebration? I’m not sure. She was undoubtably the queen of the traditional mystery, but while close, the terms … Continue reading

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Using Historical Figures in Fiction

Had a wonderful time doing bookstore events this week with C.M. Gleason and L.A. Chandlar, both in Ann Arbor and Detroit. One reason I was excited to chat with them is that they both do something that up until now, … Continue reading

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Book News & Heiress Anna Gould

Just when I was doing so well with my blogging, I missed a post. My only excuse is I was working on the first draft of book 4, and when I’m drafting (as opposed to revising) I need to stay … Continue reading

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Interview with Daniela Petrova

Daniela Petrova is a debut author whose book, Her Daughter’s Mother, released last month. I had the pleasure of interviewing Daniela for the blog, but first, here’s a bit about the book: Lana Stone has never considered herself a stalker–until … Continue reading

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Release Day!

June 25th was release day for A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder, the second book in the Countess of Harleigh series. We celebrated with a release party at Schuler Books in Okemos, Michigan. Guests included the countess herself and … Continue reading

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American Heiress Helena Zimmerman

  The first heiress I profiled, Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester, had a son who unfortunately followed in his father’s feckless footsteps. William Angus Drogo Montagu, the Ninth Duke of Manchester needed to marry an heiress too. By the age of … Continue reading

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