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Archive for May 2010

Come to the Online Book Signing!

Can’t make it to one of my signings but would love to have The Lies We Told personalized to you or a friend? Here’s your chance and it’s absolutely free. Come to the Online Book Signing! Just click here and you’ll be transported to the bookplate page. The instructions are easy and you may request…

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Whirlwind at the BEA

I’ve spent the past two days in New York at the Book Expo, meeting the booksellers and librarians who sell (and read) my books. The BEA is absolutely wild, filled with your favorite authors giving away signed copies of their books by the boxload. It’s a wonderful way to alert booksellers to the books that are…

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The Lies We Told Launch Day!

Two sisters are very close . . . or are they? One of them dies . . . or does she? Her husband grieves with the surviving sister, and they grow very, very close. Exactly how close? And what the heck is really going on? This was the seedling of an idea that prompted the storyline…

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The Secret Lives Cover, Revisited

I think I finally got it right. This will be the cover for the e-book version of my oldie-but-goodie, Secret Lives, which will be out at the end of June. I’ll tell you more about the book when it gets closer. I know many of you liked that dramatic “woman peeking through the cave” cover,…

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An Exercise in Empathy

I’m going to go all Buddhist on you today. I’m also going to give you a task. Do you believe we’re all connected? I do. I believe it on both a physical and metaphysical level, but I’ll try not to get too deep here.   I’ve always done what I call “empathy exercises” with my characters,…

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Sneak Peek at the Cover for The Shadow Wife

The Shadow Wife, as those of you who’ve been following my blog for a while know, is the new title for Cypress Point. Cypress Point was originally published in 2002 and will be reissued in December. Even though my readers and I agree that it’s a mistake to change titles of older books, this is…

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Finished! (And a First and Fifth Draft Comparison)

          I finished The Midwife’s Confession  yesterday and John and I are going to see Wicked this evening to celebrate. Yeah! The last month of writing a book is sheer torture; there seems to be no way around it. Every time, I tell myself I’ll figure out a way to prevent that last month from…

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Wordle Time!

I’ve completed draft four of  The Midwife’s Confession (well except for the epilogue), so it’s time to see how it looks on Wordle! Wordle helps me see what words I’ve overused. Of course the character names (and there are a lot of them!) are all over the place. Noelle, front and center, is the midwife.…

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