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Archive for July 2008

An Article on Before the Storm. . . and Me

This is so cool! This article appeared in the summer issue of Topsail Magazine. Now Glen Pierce, one of our frequenter commenters here on the blog, put the article up on the Topsail Island website. The writer, BJ Cothran, did such a great job with it and I know she generated lots of interest in my books among…

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The Other Side

Do you believe we can be in touch with the other side? Ever since Before the Storm was released, I’ve been hearing from people who relate strongly to seventeen-year-old Maggie. Maggie “connects” with her father who died many years earlier in a collision between a boat and a whale. Maggie seems to have touched a chord…

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Good News, Bad News

Well, this is all good news, although I know some of you won’t think so, so I’ll get the semi-bad news out of the way first: After the Storm won’t be published until June 2009. Ack! I know. A long time to wait for a sequel. My publisher, Mira Books, calls the shots on the…

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Blog Talk Radio

Here’s the information on accessing my live interview on Blog Talk Radio Thursday night (July 24th). I have to say, though, that I tried to listen to their program last night and was unable to hear the show. I hope those of you who are interested will have better luck! It’s a fifteen minute program starting at 8:30 PM…

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Radio Interviews

I love doing radio interviews! Both Before the Storm and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes are full of meaty subjects for discussion, and of course I enjoy talking about my books, but that’s not why I love these interviews. I love them because I can do them without make-up, while relaxing on the recliner in the sunroom in my pjs,…

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Rotisserie Chicken Soup, Mexican Style

I know, I know. It’s summer and I’m talking about soup, but trust me. This is a good summer soup recipe! It has nothing to do with writing, but since we had one of those supermarket rotisserie chickens for dinner last night, this recipe’s on my mind and I thought I’d share it. It’s the addition…

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Project Jason

  Life is funny sometimes. Here’s what happened: The book I just finished revising, After the Storm, involves the disappearance of a central adult character. (I’m not giving anything away; the reader will know this in the first few pages). If a commenter on my blog has a link connected to her name, I’ll often click on the link…

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The Joy of Writing

I’d almost forgotten. During the last few of months, I wrote all the material for a new website, worked with the site designers, set up a new blog and dealt with all the resulting snags, helped create a book trailer, traveled for signings, visited bookstores for stock signings, did the revisions from h-e-double toothpicks, and been interviewed…

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The Topsail Island Booksigning

    The booksigning at Quarter Moon Books was fabulous! QMB is in the heart of Topsail Beach, and since an article had appeared about me in Topsail Magazine, lots of vacationers knew I was going to be there and I think every one of them showed up. I loved getting to meet so many new-to-me…

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For the Lack of an Outline

The After the Storm revisions are finished! As of yesterday, I could see the light at the end of the tunnel, so I was able to get 8 hours of truly restorative sleep last night. After a few weeks of 5 hour nights, that was glorious! I knew I still had a problem with a…

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