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Chocolate Cup Giveaway and Brainstorming

Giveaway! OK, we are almost out of these cups. So I'm going to give one more of the precious few remaining away, but in return you have to tell me what you think. Should I make more? Is there something else you think would be fun? (Notepads?...

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Adventures in Cake Baking (plus giveaway)

Giveaway happening! (Link below.) So you know that big professional writer's conference last week? RWA? :) Well, you know what I did during it, right? I slipped away to make cake. :) This is all Jeannie Lin's​ fault! She saw a workshop offering from Momofuku in Brooklyn...

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Chocolate Cup Giveaway and Title Brainstorming

Let's have a chocolate cup contest! (You know, these chocolate cups here. We have only 6 left!!) We are going to RETITLE and REBRAND (that is, new cover) THE CHOCOLATE ROSE, Gabriel's book. (Don't worry, Amazon will not let you buy it over again thinking it's...

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What are you reading?

What have you all been reading? Our Friday Book Club has gotten off track with all the traveling this summer. I read Ashley's War in Maine, and thought the stories of those women were so impressive and moving. Although I think if they are being sent...

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Inside Out

  Who is going to see INSIDE OUT? We *loved* this movie, just wonderful. The kids loved it, but I think it had even greater depth for parents, with its themes of happy childhood and growing up and dealing with changing emotions. Joy is the main...

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Little hint of next Vie en Roses book

I shared this early glimpse of Book 2 in the Vie en Roses series with my Facebook followers, so didn't want to leave you all out! We've been working on the cover copy for the next book. It's still being tweaked a little, but this gives...

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Thanks for the feedback!

Thanks so much for all this feedback on author/reader discovery! This is hugely interesting to me, actually. One of the things that strikes me in the responses is how varied discovery is. And another thing that struck me is that, even though you would think...

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How did you discover these books?

I was observing a conversation about author discoverability the other day, and now I am curious. How did you first discover my books? (Friend recommendation, free book promotion, blog review, happened to spot it on a library or bookstore shelf...

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Friday Book Club! What are you reading?

Friday Book Club! What are you all reading this week and weekend? Anything you recommend? Anything you're looking forward to? I've been re-reading myself (Once Upon a Rose), which doubtless sounds rather self-absorbed, but it's because I'm about two-thirds of the way through the draft of...

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