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Archive for June 2012

Story Weekend: Favorite Teacher

I am so grateful for air conditioning! 100+ in North Carolina today and no end in sight. I hope you’re all finding a way to stay cool and comfortable. We’re heading for Topsail Island, where I’ll be cooped up inside all week writing, but I’ll have a great view! So, school is out for the…

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Story Weekend: Warning Signs

First, just a quick mention for those of you in the US: Secret Lives is still in Kindle’s “100 Books Under $3.99” promotion and it’s priced at only $1.99. It’s been selling like the proverbial hot cakes and I love hearing from all my new readers.  Thanks for taking a chance on me! Now to…

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Working with my Plant List

I’m a month and a half to my deadline, so things are a little frantic here! I thought I’d share  with you where I’m at in the process. Anyone who’s followed my blog knows that I’m not one of those “sit down and write the book from start to finish” kind of writers. How I…

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Move Over, Fifty Shades of Grey!

This has been such an amazing weekend! A couple of months ago, Amazon contacted me to tell me they wanted to feature one of my self-pubbed backlist books, Secret Lives, in a special promotion. I forgot all about it until I checked my Kindle sales report a few days ago and saw that Secret Lives…

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Story Weekend: Most Memorable Meal

Hmm. . . I’ll have to think about this one. I don’t want to get too hungry right before bed, so I’ll let you all go first. If  you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you…

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TV Ad for The Good Father in the United Kingdom

This popped up in my mailbox this morning. The Good Father is now available in the United Kingdom (and Ireland and Australia, etc) and my publisher sent me this short but to-the-point ad that will be running on British television for a couple of weeks. I think they did a great job of capturing the…

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Chatting with my Readers

For those of you who missed it (and didn’t want to miss it!), here is the live chat I did through BookTrib.com last week. Readers could join in through a ‘chat roll’ and ask me questions. It’s an hour long, so watch as much or as little as you like. Enjoy!  

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Story Weekend: Bugs

It’s Story Weekend! (It’s also the official release date of The Good Father in the UK and Australia). I was thinking of a topic for story weekend when, outside my window, I noticed the first firefly of the season. First firefly on June 1st. How perfect! So that’s your theme for this weekend: bugs! If…

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