Tag Archives: The Suburbs Have Secrets

WINTER READING SUMMARY

  First, though a quick announcement.  For those of you who haven’t read it, THE SUBURBS HAVE SECRETS will be free until April 1.  I wanted to give everyone who is stuck inside a chance to grab a good read … Continue reading

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Town Facebook Pages: A Breakdown

My town has one of those informal Facebook pages. You now what I’m talking about – one of those pages where residents can post comments or questions about town activities. It’s pretty useful for finding local contractors, learning about town-wide … Continue reading

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Musing about Hygge

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about hygge. Hygge, in case you don’t know, is the Danish art of coziness. My friend Penny Watson turned me on to the idea.  Hygge (pronounced Hoo-ga) is all about creating an atmosphere that … Continue reading

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TBT: Peyton Place – The original Suburbs Have Secrets

“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 … Continue reading

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Ecosystems

Last night, Penny Watson and I had a long talk about cultivating our personal ecosystems — a term I stole from author Susan K. Quinn. We decided we liked the word far better than community, partly because Penny is a … Continue reading

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Win a Pre-Loaded Kindle 8 with 80 Books

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 … Continue reading

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So Much News

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 … Continue reading

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Projects Update

Ever decide you’re going to take a week to catch up, only to have the week booked up with unexpected appointments?  that’s been my week.  This week was supposed to be the start of “Operation Declutter” at the Wallace house. … Continue reading

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Book’s Aren’t Chainsaws

Opinions are totally my own and no one else’s  This weekend I sat in a room with a whole lot of very successful, very romance smart writers discussing marketing and self-publishing. The entire time saw me hyperventilating over the intensity … Continue reading

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