Time’s been slipping away as I recover from my shoulder injury, and I just realized Stone Bridgeswill be in stores in two weeks. I’m so excited! It’s the latest standalone installment in my Swift River Valley small-town New England series. Pre-order your copy from your favorite bookseller today! Click here for handy links.
Be sure to let me know what you think when you’ve had a chance to read Adrienne and Adam’s story. I had a great time writing it, mostly here on my New England hilltop. Check back for more info. I’m running behind with everything giv… Read More
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. HeR… Read More
We’re deep into our Vermont winter, with snow and a frigid temperatures in the forecast. I do love New England winters (except when they drag into April!), but I find myself dreaming of spring at the moment. I spent most of the day writing by the woodstove and now I’m thinking about what I want to plant this spring, and where we want to go.
Joe and I love to travel in early spring. It’s an amazing time to take long walks on Irish lanes, with lambs prancing through grassy fields and colorful wildflowers popping up everywhere. The photo with me in my orange Irish raincoat was taken on a … Read More
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 whi… Read More
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 … Read More
The “leaf-peepers” have gone home and my corner of northern New England is quiet. I love the bustle of foliage season–and its spectacular beauty–but there’s something special about this time of year, too. With the leaves off the trees, the landscape opens up. I see more of the river on my walks and runs. Fewer cars pass by, taking back roads to check out the Vermont scenery. I haven’t been asked directions in a couple of weeks.
I don’t take my phone with me as often on these quiet days. No music, no podcasts, no audio books. I let my writer’s mind … Read More
Oh, what a time of year to live in Vermont. So beautiful! Lots of “leaf-peepers” on the roads, enjoying the colorful foliage, apples, pumpkins, mums and everything wonderful about fall. I’ve been writing, noodling new projects and hanging out with our gang. Nothing like a two-year-old laughing at fallen leaves.
Only a week ago I was on my way to Rutland, Vermont, for a wonderful signing and talk for Impostor’s Lureat Phoenix Books, a fabulous independent bookstore. I love this store! Rutland is a small city about an hour west of me, with a great downtown. I don’t get there often enough.
The night before, I was in North Reading, Massachusetts, at a historic library for a fun chat another “full house” of readers. As in Billerica on the 21st, everyone in North Reading and Rutland was so welcoming, gracious and generous. And they all asked great questions!
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.)
With the paperback of Thief’s Mark in stores in just two weeks and Impostor’s Lure due out on August 21, my publisher put together this short, fantastic video trailer. It makes me want to dive into the Sharpe and Donovan world! I hope it does you, too. Enjoy!