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Emilie’s Books

A Family of Strangers: One Week Away

I feel like I’m about to give birth again. Of course a book arriving on bookstore shelves–and eReaders, too–is not the same as having a baby. Having done both, though, I can appreciate the similarities. A novel and a baby take months of nurturing and special care before they make their debut. Parents and authors…

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Researching A Novel: All Those Things I Had to Learn

In two months A Family of Strangers will grace your favorite bookstore. Next week my good friend Kylie Logan/Casey Daniels will tell you a bit about the fun of preparing for her book launch in May. I’m not launching yet, but I thought you might enjoy some of the “behind-the-scenes” action that took place while…

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Hold Back the Night

Hold Back the Night is now enjoying a new home at your favorite online bookstore. Well, okay, that’s not quite true. So far we still haven’t been able to get the book up at iBooks. Days of hard work, and there’s always a new issue. And Google Play’s still hiding behind a bush and making…

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Titles and Covers: Telling the Real Story

This week Proman (husband and project manager) and I began an arduous project.. Actually the project began almost a year ago. That’s when I took a hard look at three of my back list books that I published on online bookstores for my readers to enjoy. Two of those books just needed new covers, and…

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Cover Reveal: A Family of Strangers

This has been such a busy couple of months. They’ve gone something like this: After I finished writing A Family of Strangers (Mira June 2019) I took a glorious three week trip to Europe and Africa. I came home with bronchitis and took a three week break from doing everything except coughing and eating soup.…

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Night Magic: Whys, Wherefores and Giveaway

Night Magic is finally at bookstores today, completing the New Orleans Nights trilogy at last. Today I’ll answer some of the questions I’ve received since announcing that Night Magic was coming. And at the end? A giveaway announcement. Why did I write Night Magic? Lady of the Night and Bayou Midnight were two of my…

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Book or Blog? What Should I Write Today?

Usually the middle of a book is the hardest part to write. Endings have so much momentum that they almost write themselves–maybe not well, but still… Beginnings are so fresh, so exciting. If we begin well, we are hopeful we’ll continue that way, too. Right now I’m in the middle of my next book for…

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What a Difference Titles Make

Yeah, yeah, I hear you. I talk about titles a lot. It’s true. I posted about titles here, and here, and even another one here. That last link goes to a blog entitled Can You Abide Another Post About Titles? Well, can you? Because that’s what the last two weeks have been all about for…

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Bayou Midnight

I always have fun coming up with an author’s note for each of my books. Today I’ll share my website note for Bayou Midnight, which will be at all the major online bookstores on Sunday. (It’s available for preorder, right now using that link, too.) And yes, there will be a paperback available, too. On…

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