Autumn in Vermont

Autumn in Vermont is a real treat not only for those of us who live here but our many, many visitors. We live between Quechee Gorge and Woodstock, rated one of the prettiest villages in the U.S., and I often run along the beautiful, winding Ottauquechee River. Here are a few shots from last weekend. Enjoy! Read More

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The Black Falls trilogy gets a new (wintry) look!

Okay, I know technically it’s still summer, but we’re stacking cordwood and getting our flowerbeds ready for winter. I can’t say w’ere ready for snow, ice and sub-freezing temps! In fiction, maybe? Along with some pretty pictures of winter in Vermont? 😉

I wrote Cold Pursuit, the first book in my New York Times and USA Today Black Falls trilogy, during a particularly snowy winter in Vermont. Research was easy enough: I just looked out the window or strapped on my snowshoes and headed into the woods. It’s on sale in eBook right now for just $2.49 (that could ch… Read More

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A lovely Vermont evening at Phoenix Books

Last night’s launch party for Rival’s Break was wonderful, such fun for me as an author. I had the best time chatting with readers (a packed house!) and wandering through Phoenix Books downtown Rutland, Vermont. If you’re in Vermont during our popular leaf-peeping season, I hope you’ll stop at any of the four Phoenix Books locations. Tell them I said hi. 🙂

Many thanks to all who made this memorable evening possible!

I got so caught up in chatting with everyone that I didn’t take many photos, but here are a few. It was a beautiful evening to drive along the pictures… Read More

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RIVAL’S BREAK available today!

Celebrating today with Rival’s Break hitting stores! I’m so grateful for the early positive reviews on this latest in my Sharpe and Donovan suspense series featuring Maine-born, Boston-based FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan. As many readers have said, you don’t need to have read the previous installments (eight books, one novella) in the series to dive in with Rival’s Break.

A reminder that I’ll be at Phoenix Books in Rutland, Vermont, on Thursday for a signing, chat and Rival’s Break launch party. The festivities start at 6:30 PM. I hope y… Read More

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Special Giveaway of Maine Goodies

Rival’s Break will be in stores on August 27, just one week from today! We’re celebrating this latest Sharpe & Donovan suspense novel with a special giveaway of goodies. I asked, and readers let me know what they’d like me to grab on my recent trip to the Maine coast. I added a few of my favorites, too.

Click here to enter.

The contest ends on August 31. Below are photos of goodies (including signed copies of some of my books set in Maine!) awaiting one lucky reader.  

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The Many Looks of THE WATERFALL

The Waterfall has a new digital cover! It’s my favorite of the various covers this book has had since it debuted in 2000.

Here’s a bit about the story:

Three years after the sudden death of her husband, Lucy Blacker Swift has finally got things under control. Leaving behind the cutthroat world of Washington, Lucy and her two children move to a Vermont farmhouse and start to rebuild their lives. But a string of unexplained events-late-night hang-ups, a bullet through a window-threatens her new life.

Unwilling to turn to her powerful father-in-law, Senator Jack Swift, Lucy tracks Read More

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Phoenix Books in Rutland on August 29!

Mark Your Calendar

I’m thrilled to be returning to Phoenix Books in Rutland on Thursday, August 29, for a launch party for Rival’s Break. We’ll chat, celebrate and have a great time! The fun starts at 6:30 PM. This is a great independent bookstore located in downtown Rutland, Vermont. There are many wonderful places to stay if you’re visiting the area for a few days.

See you then. I can’t wait!

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Summer in Boston

Does summer in the city appeal to you? I spent my first summer in Boston after my junior year in college and had a great time. Long walks in the evening, 4th of July fireworks, ice cream shops, harbor dinner cruises (well, one), Beacon Hill window boxes and countless other bonuses of a city summer. We love our hilltop house in Vermont and our excursions to Ireland and Maine, but our July, August and September visits to Boston are special, and not just because our grandchildren live there! Not something I thought much about that first summer in the city…

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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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