Craft Chat at The Writers’ Loft

I’ll be giving a craft chat on writing romance at The Writers’ Loft in Sherborn, MA on Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30 pm–just in time for Valentine’s Day! Details are here…come find out why a romance book is like both a football game and a sonnet, and bring your writing questions to ask!

Weekend Birdwatching

I’m an avid backyard birdwatcher (as you may have guessed), and had a wonderful weekend of it over Labor Day down on Cape Cod. First, the hummingbirds.  We’re Hummingbird Central (the three hummingbird feeders and multiple pots of blooming plants might have something to do with it) and take delight in sitting on the deck and… Read more »

Goodreads Giveaway!

My publisher, Macmillan, is sponsoring a giveaway of 10 copies of Courtship and Curses over at Goodreads.  Entries close on September 5, 2012…so if you’re interested, head on over there!  Here’s a direct link:

Courtship and Curses and Upcoming Events

It’s almost here…Courtship and Curses, my new YA historical fantasy, will hit shelves this Tuesday, August 7! I have several events coming up over the next few months, which I’ll post about here as the dates approach…first on that list is that I’ll be reading from Courtship and Curses at Lady Jane’s Salon, a monthly… Read more »

An interesting visitor to my backyard feeder

I live kind of in the woods, with all the accompanying wildlife that entails–we’ve had everything from coyotes and foxes and fishercats to eastern cottontails (so cute!) and lots of deer. In the bird kingdom, the visitors are even more diverse: we’re inundated with ruby-throated hummingbirds and have a nesting pair of bluebirds this year,… Read more »

Any Georgette Heyer Fans?

Today on Nineteenteen we’re starting a week-long discussion of the divine Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion…full of her trademark sparkling wit and containing one of her best developed (if unexpected) romantic heroes ever. Please stop in and comment! Nineteenteen: Being a Teen in the Nineteenth Century

What is a "zona"?

I’d like to thank the committee and planners of the Connecticut Library Association Annual Conference for being so welcoming…and forgiving of a speaker recovering from laryngitis. I had a wonderful time, and enjoyed giving my talk. I also wanted to answer a question posed in the question and answer period…an audience member mentioned a word… Read more »