Beautiful Maine

Last weekend I scooted over to Portland for the Maine Writers’ Retreat, an annual gathering of about 40 writers at all stages of their careers. Great fun! I’ve spent a lot of time in Maine, especially along the coast (“down east” of Acadia) but also inland, with friends who have a “camp” on Rangely Lake. Maine has served as a setting for a number of my romantic suspense novels:

On Fire

The Harbor

The Widow

Rival’s Break (releases August 27)

Southern Maine is FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan’s home base in the Sharpe & Donovan series, which launched in 2011 with Saint’s GaRead More

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Kiss the Moon gets a new look

Perennial reader favorite Kiss the Moon gets a new look! This standalone romantic suspense novel is set in maple-sugaring season in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, where my youngest brother lives. (I have three brothers and three sisters!)

Lost in the frozen woods of New Hampshire, Penelope Chesnut discovers the wreckage of a small plane. An aviator herself, she sees clues to a conspiracy in the rusted-out remains.

Rumors of her discovery bring Wyatt Sinclair to Cold Spring, determined to put to rest a family scandal and learn what really happened to his legendary uncle, who had disappearRead More

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Special April Giveaway to Celebrate STONE BRIDGES

We’re celebrating spring, the release of Stone Bridges and my love of stationery and pens with this month’s special giveaway. We curated the goodies at the iconic Bob Slate Stationer in Harvard Square and didn’t hold back!

Enter the April Giveaway Now! 

Here are some photos of our temptations. Check out the giveaway for what we selected to give away. Plus…books, and a limited-editing Swift River Valley mug. Thanks, and enjoy.

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Claim the Crown in eBook and back in print!

When I “discover” an author, I love to dive back into his or her backlist and read…well, everything. I’m not alone! Many readers have asked me how to get their hands on books I’ve written that are now hard to impossible to find. Claim the Crown is at the top of that list, and I’m happy to say it’s now available in eBook for the first time and again in. print. I did a bit of updating but for the most part it’s the same as the original. It’s my first “single-title” novel and it hit stores the same month my son was born. He’s … Read More

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My Christmas Stories

With all the merriment and busyness of the holidays, I love to sit by the fire with a pot of tea and a fun, uplifting story set during and around Christmas. I’ve written three Christmas stories myself.

“Husband for Hire” is available digitally for the first time. It’s a novella set between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The story starts in snowy Maine when Cady Dye, dealing with a stalker, gets Cole Forrest to pretend to be her fiancé while she figures out what’s going on. Let’s say they don’t tell each other everything. I wrote this story a whil… Read More

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Three Wonderful Irish Books for the Holidays

Like so many book lovers, I enjoy giving books as Christmas presents. Paperbacks novels make great stocking stuffers, so I’m always on the lookout for the latest by a favorite author, but I also love to wrap a special gift book that a friend, colleague or loved one might not buy for themselves…but would love to own. Here are three I own on Irish country houses, life tips from an Irish gentleman and the iconic Ring of Kerry. I’ve included Amazon links but you can order them from your favorite bookstore.

The Irish Country House

On our many visits to Ireland, we’ve stayed in e… Read More

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November contest!

November is flying by! Be sure to check out this month’s contest. We’re celebrating the start of the holiday season with a special giveaway inspired by readers. TEN lucky readers will receive a signed copy of the paperback edition of A Knights Bridge Christmas. ONE grand prize winner will also receive a limited-edition Swift River Valley mug.

This is the only place you can find Christmas at Carriage Hill” in print (it’s available on its own digitally). In this fun novella, Dylan McCaffrey’s long-lost English cousin and the RAF pilot she’s trying to get over arrive in little … Read More

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Suspense on the Edge of Romance Collection!

Wow, what a thrill to be a part of this collection! Grab a copy of Suspense on the Edge of Romance to read J.T. Ellison’s All the Pretty Girls, Heather Graham’s Flawless, Brenda Novak’s The Secret Sister and the launch book for my Sharpe & Donovan series, Saint’s Gate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that I’m into my e-reader, I love checking out “boxed sets” to catch up on books I missed or to try new authors. Whether a set includes stories by one author or multiple authors, i… Read More

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Discover the Sharpe & Donovan series

Heading to St. Petersburg, FL, in the morning for my first-ever Bouchercon, a gathering of mystery writers and readers. Can’t wait! With Impostor’s Lure in stores, I wanted to share this short video introduction to the Sharpe & Donovan series.

The books are standalone stories within a series. FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are the primary recurring characters, but there are others: Matt Yankowski, their boss; Finian Bracken, their Irish priest friend; art thief Oliver York (introduced later in their series); Emma and Colin’s  families–the S… Read More

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On the road!

Made it to Boston yesterday despite a flat tire. Well, not on the highway. In the driveway as I was getting myself together to leave. Fortunately Joe tackled it. It wasn’t straightforward because the wheel was bent (hence the flat tire), but it got done. Nice drive south on a beautiful day. I took myself to lunch to celebrate Impostor’s Lure hitting stores. Maybe not glamorous but quite pleasant! I found a nice throw at West Elm, too. Then a pleasant walk along the Charles River to take a moment to be grateful for this day. (Photo above is from my walk.)

The highlight of the day, though, w… Read More

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