It's Pub Day in the United Kingdom for Necessary Lies!
For once, my UK, Irish and Australian readers get to go first! For those of you in North America, your turn will come soon: September 3rd. (That’s the UK cover on the left; the North American cover on the right). I’d wanted to write this book for many years and I’m thrilled it’s finally seeing…Read More
The First Lie: Writing a Short Story inspired by a Novel (Plus a Contest!)
The First Lie, an e-original short story, is available today! It’s just 99¢ in the United States and 99p in the United Kingdom. I had a blast writing it, though it was a challenge. I wasn’t sure I could “write short” after writing novels for so long. I knew I wanted to come up with…Read More
Story Weekend: "Born out of Wedlock"
Okay, it’s a weird topic for Story Weekend, but I bet everybody has some kind of story inspired by those four words. I look forward to hearing yours. This topic is inspired by the fact that my e-short story, The First Lie, will be available Tuesday (99¢ in the US and 99p in the UK),…Read More
A Sneak Peek at a Sneak Peek
One of my readers just let me know that The First Lie is already available for preorder, so I think it’s time for me to tell you about it. The First Lie is a short story inspired by my next novel, Necessary Lies, which will be out in September. Set on a tobacco farm in…Read More
Please Give Me Feedback on my Website!
Hi everybody! I’m considering a re-do of my website–perhaps small, perhaps large–as it gets closer to the release of Necessary Lies. I love my site, but I want it to focus more on that book in particular, plus the pic of me on the home page is three years old, so it’s time for an…Read More
Early Peek at Necessary Lies
I just asked my Facebook readers what they’d like me to post about today and several of them asked to hear about my next book, Necessary Lies. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this book! I feel really confident in saying that if you love my books, you will really love this…Read More
Join Me on the Next Big Thing Blog Hop!
Welcome to the very last installment of the NEXT BIG THING Blog Hop. A blog hop is like a giant game of tag to help readers discover authors who are new to them. For this hop, authors answered 10 questions about what we’re working on now. This week, I’m it and I’m the last author…Read More
Sex and Religion
Please welcome author Angela Fested to the blog! Angela’s written an intriguing young adult novel every teen can relate to—even though one of her protagonists is a devout Mormon. Angela’s questions at the end of her post really got me thinking. I could see Sister Joseph in my catechism class doing the whole banana thing…Read More
Our Red Cross Donation!
This was both fun and satisfying! As many of you know, on November 21st I announced I would donate all royalties received from the ebook sales of Secret Lives for the rest of the month to the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. I estimated about $800, but with your help,…Read More
Help Me Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy
Update: As of this morning (Tuesday, November 27th) we topped $1000! Thank you, and let’s keep it going! My older brother, Tom, has been helping with the relief effort for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. (This is one of his pictures from the devastation). Since I live several states away, I’ve pondered how I could…Read More