Monthly Archives: May 2014

This Week’s Giveaway: Has Your Life Been Changed by a Rock Musician?

Erin Reardon, in Leaving the Beach, is heavily influenced by rock & roll icons. If you’ve read the book, you might argue that David Bowie has the biggest influence on her life. Others might disagree, saying it’s Bruce Springsteen, while … Continue reading

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Craves the Angst Gives Leaving the Beach 4.5 Stars!!

  I’m very excited and proud to say that Hazel over at Craves the Angst Book Reviews has given Leaving the Beach a wonderful writeup. Many thanks to Hazel for reading and writing about my work. Here’s a quick excerpt from … Continue reading

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TAG! You’re Awesome! Blog Hop Game.

I was lucky enough be tagged in a blog hop by Patricia Mann, my friend, fellow Booktrope author, and writer of the best-selling new novel, Is This All There Is? If you’re not familiar with the book, here’s part of … Continue reading

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5-Star Review for Leaving the Beach from ClueReview Blog

I’m excited to share a great review of Leaving the Beach today from gpangel at the ClueReview Blog. You can read the entire review here. Or, if you’re in a hurry, here’s my favorite excerpt: I thought this book was … Continue reading

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UPDATE: We Have All 5 LEAVING THE BEACH E-Book Winners!! Congrats to All!! (And Don’t Worry: There Will Be a New Contest/Giveaway Next Week)

Beach season is almost here in the American Northeast, so here’s a little contest to help get you into the spirit. The first five people who “like” my Facebook Author Page and then post a photo of their favorite beach … Continue reading

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One Brave Woman

It was about 10 p.m. on a weeknight, at the arts center in my town, and it’d been a big night for me. Just moments earlier, the final guests had left my very first book launch party, and I was … Continue reading

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The Conundrum of Superficial Beauty

I know I’ve been writing a lot about appearance and body image lately. It’s been on my mind more than usual, as my book, Leaving the Beach launched this week. The book—a novel—is about a woman who, among other things, … Continue reading

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Launch Day for Leaving the Beach! It’s Finally Here from Booktrope Editions!

I’m thrilled and a little nervous to announce that my book, Leaving the Beach has finally launched in both paperback and e-book versions. This is a huge day for me, as the book is the product of years (and years!) of writing, … Continue reading

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Craves the Angst: Getting All Angsty and Personal

Readers, today I have a guest spot on Craves the Angst, a book blog that features reviews, interviews, and all sorts of other stuff about sexy, emotional books. I’m really honored. Sometime soon, Hazel–the blog’s owner–will write her review of … Continue reading

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Guest post: Mary Rowen + Leaving the Beach

Today I was lucky enough to be given a guest spot on the BLACKPLUME blog. I’m very honored and grateful. Maricar, the owner of the blog, let me talk a little about LEAVING THE BEACH and post a little excerpt. … Continue reading

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