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Virtual Launch for IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY Part 2: Featured Books and Authors

Hello again! If you saw Part 1 of this post, you know I recently held a virtual launch for my novel, It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way, complete with a raffle, featuring cool literary prizes. Unfortunately, due to a … Continue reading

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A Virtual Book Launch for IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY, Part 1 (Includes Video from Launch)

2020 will always be remembered as the year hijacked by COVID-19. So much suffering, so much confusion, so many deaths. And plans? Well, with pretty much all indoor events involving more than a few people getting postponed, moved outside, canceled, … Continue reading

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A New Day for LEAVING THE BEACH

Readers, I have some exciting news to share: after being out of print for almost three years, my novel Leaving the Beach is available once more, thanks to the wonderful people at Evolved Publishing. Leaving the Beach took an unplanned vacation … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Booktrope and Looking Ahead

It was quite shock when I learned last Friday night that my publisher, Booktrope, is shutting down. Some people are angry, some are scared, but me, well, mostly I’m just sad. My friend Jan—fellow Troper and blogger—said it best, I … Continue reading

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FREE Kindle Books (Including Mine) for Everyone–Until 11/14

My publisher, Booktrope, in conjunction with Runaway Goodness, is giving away over 200 Kindle books this week in a promotion called Prefunk the Holidays. It’s a pretty amazing promotion, with books in almost every imaginable genre being given away, and … Continue reading

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Read a Good Book? Or One You Didn’t Like? Speak Out!

Well over a year ago, I found myself sitting in an independent bookstore on a Saturday morning at 10 a.m., behind a stack of books and a dish of peppermints. The owner had invited me to do a two-hour signing … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Hi Friends! I’m very excited to be participating in this Valentine’s Day book giveaway! There are 40 different books you can win, including my two (#8, Living by Ear, and #9, Leaving the Beach). Please check them all out, then … Continue reading

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Music Tuesday Debut: Guest Post by JT Twissel–The World’s Worst Folksingers

Today is the first day of a new blog series called MUSIC TUESDAY. If you’re familiar with my books LIVING BY EAR and LEAVING THE BEACH, you know they both have strong music themes, although they’re very different stories.  I’m … Continue reading

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Leaving the Beach $.99 Sale–October 2, 3 & 4

Hi All, If you haven’t had a chance to read Leaving the Beach, this is a good time to check it out. It’s on a three-day sale starting today (October 2, 3 & 4). Just $.99 for Kindle and Nook. … Continue reading

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Book Signing/Reading from Leaving the Beach, July 19 in Winthrop, MA

Hi Friends, Next Saturday, July 19th, I’ll be doing a book signing and reading from Leaving the Beach at the Winthrop Book Depot and Cafe. I’m really excited about this, as much of Leaving the Beach is set in Winthrop. … Continue reading

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