The Wood’s Edge: Early Reviews

The Wood's Edge (releasing April 21) will be my third published book, yet seeing those first reviews popping up (from readers who received an ARC from my publisher or from me) is an experience as surreal (and fun!) as it was the first time.  When a reviewer takes...

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The Uncomfortable State of Unknowing

I read the above quote (or had it read to me, it's an audio book) while fixing breakfast this morning, and it occurred to me that the process of writing a novel and that of solving a mystery (as Maisie Dobbs, the 1920s titular PI character in the excerpt above is...

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Early reviews are coming in…

Such fun to see pre-release reviews from readers who got an ARC of The Wood's Edge starting to pop up here and there. Not every book seller site allows reviews to be posted before the release date (in this case, April 21), but a few do. Christianbook.com is one of...

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Q&A: When did you know?

Interviews are part of a publishing author's life, and I'm glad they are. It's no secret I enjoy doing them as part of letting readers know more about each of my novels as they release. I've been asked great questions, surprising questions, sometimes the same...

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An Exclusive Look at The Wood’s Edge

It's always a fun time when my publisher provides me the link to the exclusive two chapter sneak peek of my books. I've just received the link for The Wood's Edge so without further ado... ~ HERE ~ The Wood's Edge (The Pathfinders #1) WaterBrook Press (Penguin Random...

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Our First Allies: the Oneidas

This week I've been working on the historical note that I like to add at the end of my novels, this time for A Flight of Arrows, the sequel to the book that will soon be releasing, The Wood's Edge. Writing the historical note for The Wood's Edge, even more so now for...

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The Books of Yesteryear (2014)

Try as I might, I didn't read quite as many books in 2014 as I did the year before (a whopping 101 books in 2013). This year I managed 97 books, and instead of keeping a log here on the blog, I kept one on Pinterest. You can peruse it here if you are so inclined....

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Book Baby #3

You would think I'd be used to it by now with two books published, having gone through the editing process, the cover design, then the interior, getting glimpses of what the finished book would look like along the way, then finally opening those big brown boxes that...

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Decembers Past & Present: a Christmas Note

Last December, right about this time of the month, I had the last phone conversation I would ever have with my Dad. I didn't know it would be the last. He was 70 and had been in poor health off and on for much of the past 30 years. Many heart surgeries, crippling...

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The final editing stage

The brown truck stopped outside my house... I heard the knock at the door... my dog set to barking... I opened the door... The typeset pages of The Wood's Edge are here!  Time for a final proofread and then... next I'll see of this story it will be bound between...

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