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Posts Tagged ‘Wilmington NC’

Hearing Voices: Point of View in Fiction Writing

The Midwife’s Confession is written from five different points of view, and I’m here to tell you, that was a challenge! Every one of my twenty novels has had multiple points of view, but never before have I had to balance five female voices in one story. Want to know the hardest part about multiple…

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Have you Ever Given an Interview in a Bathtub?

(The online booksigning continues until May 7th. Request your bookplate if you haven’t already!) I’m on the Surf City, NC pier. It’s sunny and the water is a stunning blue. From this picture, you’d never know that the end of the pier is crammed with fishermen (and fisherwomen and fisherkids)–that’s how long this pier is.…

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Join Me at the Online Booksigning!

Yes, I’m doing it again! After signing what felt like a trillion bookplates last year, I promised myself I’d never do another online signing, but in retrospect, it was so worth it. So if you can’t make it to one of my in-person events, come over to the online signing and fill out the form.…

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Do UK Readers Love the Amish Country?

First things first: I sent The Good Father to my editor and agent last night. Yeah! There’s no better feeling than typing The End. Now I wait for the revision letter and get ready for NEXT WEEK’S publication of The Midwife’s Confession! Wow, that crept up on me fast. I can’t wait to hear what…

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Can You Help Me Come up with a Prize Idea?

First, I may be slightly absent this week, as far as a new blog post goes, though I’ll check your comments at least once a day, I promise. My work-in-progress (formerly known as The Waif–still waiting to hear which title the publishers like) is due a week from today and that means I’ll be tied…

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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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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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