Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday is Mother’s Day. We’ll be visiting my mother. At 84, she’s hanging in there, and every day with her is a gift. She grew up  in a tiny town in the Florida Panhandle and married a Dutch sailor, my father. Long story short, they packed up the car with my brother and sister, then toddlers, and moved to New England just before I was born. Four more kids ensued, and while my father died in 1990, my mother continues to live on our family homestead on the western edge of the Quabbin Reservoir in rural Massachusetts. In addition to the seven of us, she has 13 grandchildren and 12 great-… Read More

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STONE BRIDGES in two weeks!

Time’s been slipping away as I recover from my shoulder injury, and I just realized Stone Bridges will 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 given … Read More

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March means it’s almost spring!

As much as I love a good New England winter, I’m ready for spring after a bad fall on a popular local sledding hill. I got knocked off my feet and landed on my left shoulder. Ouch! On the mend, though (if not as fast as I’d like!). I’m definitely ready for March turning into a lamb.

It’ll be spring when Stone Bridges hits stores on March 26. I can’t wait! If you’re planning on reading it, I’d love for you to do me a favor and pre-order a copy here or with your local bookseller. Pre-orders are a big boost for any of our favorite writers.

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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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Big August Website Giveaway

I’m going to keep this short. (Deadlines, anyone?! Oh, and it’s my birthday today…) We’re doing quite the contest this month! Limited-edition Bracken Distillers whiskey glasses designed by my son, an LL Bean gift card, bookmarks and books galore. Click here for all the details and enter today! 

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