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Posts Tagged ‘The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes’

Home for Thirty Hours Before Taking off Again

Home from New Jersey and New York! Well, for about thirty hours, anyway, before we take off for the beach. I thought I’d share some pictures from the week with you. I started out at a speaking engagement in Lakewood, New Jersey. The audience was so fabulous and responsive and I had a great time.…

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The Midwife has Arrived

  Nine months almost to the day after I began writing the story, The Midwife’s Confession is finally in bookstores. The labor (which I chronicled in agonizing detail in my blog) was unusually long and hard, but now all the angst is forgotten and I get to celebrate a milestone: the publication of my 20th…

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The Many Faces of Keeper of the Light

In celebration of Keeper of the Light’s reissue, I thought I’d share some of its many covers, starting with (gulp) the original. This cover never made it to the bookstore because my agent and I both screamed so loudly when we saw it that the art department at HarperCollins cowered in fear. Keeper of the…

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Beach Renourishment in my Backyard

Well, I brought my work-in-progress down to my Topsail Island condo for some quality revision time. I knew the Topsail Beach beach renourishment project was in full swing, but I didn’t realize I’d have a front row seat for the show! It’s hard to get anything done when I’m riveted by what’s going on outside…

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Filling the New Bookcase

John and I moved into our North Carolina house five and a half years ago. We loved everything about the house except for one thing: it had no bookshelves. 4500 square feet and not a single bookshelf? Being  bookaholics, it was hard for us to believe–and even harder to deal with. We bought bookcases and…

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Beaufort Research and the Spooky Thing

I thought I’d share some of the pictures from my three day research trip to Beaufort, North Carolina and tell you the slightly spooky thing that happened to me while I was there.  My character, twenty-two-year-old Robin, lives in Beaufort and I wanted to learn more about her everyday life. Robin manages a bed and…

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Making a Trailer for The Midwife's Confession

Yup, John and I are at it again! The Midwife’s Confession will be released on April 26th, so we thought we’d better get cracking on the trailer. I’ve done my part, which is the easy part. I wrote the narrative and today I recorded it under John’s direction. I’m getting better at this! It only…

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