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 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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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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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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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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Well, what a couple of weeks. Let me bore you with the details. Long drive from Florida to New York. Arrived in New York to find substantial damage to the floors of our house by what appears to be a plumber who didn’t do his job correctly or in time. Meetings with professionals to determine…

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Good morning from the year 2018. Does that seem possible to you? 2018 already, and these days I’m feeling just the way I did back, well, back quite awhile ago. That’s not arbitrary, though, I’m feeling that way because I’m busily delving back into books I wrote. . . awhile ago. A little background and…

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Years ago when I began my writing career, I never guessed that one day my series romances would see the light of day again. In those days series romances were guaranteed at most 4-6 weeks at bookstores before covers were stripped and content discarded. Reissues were rare and highly prized. Yes, the sales were excellent…

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Yesterday The Swallow’s Nest went on sale at last. Hurrah! Today, behold the book trailer. I am absolutely delighted to have the book on shelves now, and I already have twenty reviews at Amazon from readers who read the Advanced Reading copies and got right down to business the moment they could. Thank you early…

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Two weeks I introduced you to Lilia Swallow, one of three important women in The Swallow’s Nest. Last week you met Marina Tate, the second. This week, meet Ellen Randolph, the final piece of the puzzle. Ellen is no less complicated than Lilia and Marina. In fact she’s even more, because she’s lived more years…

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