“Fifty years ago, Peyton Place helped create the contemporary notion of “buzz,” indicted 1950s morality, and recast the concept of the soap opera, all in one big, purple-prosed book. It would spawn a sequel, a smash film nominated for nine Academy Awards, and television’s first prime-time serial. A week before it hit bookstores, on September […]

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I don’t normally do group promotional contests, but the timing on this one was just too serendipitous to pass up. This is your chance to win to enter and win a brand-new Kindle 8 preloaded with 80 mystery and romantic suspense titles. And, guess what? One of those titles is The Suburbs Have Secrets! Okay, […]

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The words hit me like a slap in the face. My son looked me square in the eye and said, “Please stop sending suggestions. We want to do this ourselves.” He was talking about his and his fiancee’s upcoming move to Vermont, and he was right. When Tattoo first announced he was moving, my husband and […]

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Like I said last week, I came back bursting with energy and ready to tackle the publishing world by storm.  As a result, I have many irons in the fire this week. First and foremost – The Suburbs Have Secrets has a release date! September 20, 2017.  Mark your calendars. Also, if you haven’t signed […]

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Forget everything I said last week about life getting in the way of my writing.  This week, I figured out why I’m really having so much trouble finishing the rewrites on The Suburbs Have Secrets. It’s fear. For nearly a decade, my books were insulated by a publisher’s seal of approval. No matter what the […]

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This is the white board in the office I share with the Captain outlining my to-do list for the summer. I’m behind. I had such plans for the year. If you read my last blog, you know my ambition has returned post empty nest. 2017 was going to be the year I took control of […]

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When I was young, I wasn’t what you’d call particularly ambitious. I was raised by a very traditional family. If my mom wanted more than to be a good wife and mother, she didn’t say so out loud. She considered work outside the home as something a woman did to help make ends meet. As […]

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Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve noticed the world has become increasingly politically divided.  (Personally, I’d like to live under a rock so as to avoid the politics, but sadly, the world will not let me, much as I try.) Anyway, if you are being bombarded with political info – and that would be […]

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