Today I’ve been hanging out over on Reading Reality
, a fabulous book blog by Marlene Harris.
After reading my book
last week, Marlene asked me if I’d like to write a guest post about the enduring appeal of the heist story. I immediately said why yes, yes I would…and here is the result
She then posted a lovely review of my book
(which, quite frankly, had me doing a happy dance this morning).… Read the rest
So today’s stop for my virtual book tour is: Mom In Love With Fiction
Tia, a wonderful book blogger, did a very nice review of my book on her blog. You can read it right here.
Her summarizing words, though, were these:
If you are a reader who enjoys thrills coupled with well-developed characters, pick up A Beautiful Heist. Not only will it have you on the edge of your seat at times, it will also give you a character who promises to only get more interesting in future installments.… Read the rest
Launch day today! I can hardly believe it.
My head is spinning…so I’m just going to direct you over to Bookalicious
, on Yummy Mummy Club, where I did a Q&A about writing A Beautiful Heist.
Don’t forget: everyone who is lovely enough to purchase my book
today gets entered in a giveaway draw. Just fire me a tweet after you do!… Read the rest
Well here we are, the last day before my book
is released. This past 30 days has flown.
At the beginning of this countdown
I posted a short excerpt from Chapter One of A Beautiful Heist. Today I’m posting the whole chapter.
Click here to read Chapter One.
Did you miss some of my countdown posts? Here are a few of my favorites:
The Best Things About London
Top 10 Kickass Female Protagonists
Best Heist Movies
The Wonderful World of Faberge
Also, I made a Pinterest page with all of my countdown posts
!… Read the rest
A few weeks ago I did a post comparing original heist movies and their remakes
(Ocean’s Eleven, The Italian Job, and The Thomas Crown Affair). Today, I’m expanding things to include heist movies in general. As a forewarning, it’s a pretty eclectic list.
To Catch A Thief
To Catch A Thief
Where I live, this 1955 classic is going to be re-released onto the big screen next month (maybe where you live too?), and I’m pretty excited about that.… Read the rest
I don’t make it much of a secret that I love Starbucks. I think they put out a superb product and I have always had excellent experiences with their service. (Coffee not quite hot enough? Here, have a coupon for a free drink next time. Had to wait a few minutes too long? Coupon.)
Much of my first novel
(and the sequel, in progress as we speak…) was written in Starbucks.… Read the rest
So we’re down to one week left of my countdown
, and I’ve got a little business to take care of.
First, I’m inviting you all to a virtual book launch party
! On my Facebook Page
, you can find it listed under “events”. The party is happening on June 6 (release day) between 8pm and 11 pm EST. It’s going to be lots of fun with games and party favors…and the best part: you can wear your jammies if you like.… Read the rest
Heist stories in books and film are loads of fun…but, sometimes, the real thing is just as fascinating.
Here are some thefts, in recent history (some very recent…see last week in Cannes
), that read like something right off a movie script.
After authorities announced a couple of months ago they had cracked the case of a decades-old art heist, the Huffington Post created this fascinating slide show of some of history’s most brazen art thefts
.… Read the rest
London is one of my favorite cities in the world. I’ve been lucky enough to have spent quite a bit of time there–my husband and I have enjoyed two sabbaticals in the UK, first in the year after we were married, and again when we had a four year old son (we now have two boys). My parents both come from Britain–my father was born and raised in London and my mother in Wales–and much of my extended family is still over there.… Read the rest
Just a little glamour for your Sunday afternoon, lovelies.
I’m down to 11 days to go before book launch
, and here are a couple of videos I think you’ll enjoy, all inspired by the fabulous Harry Winston.
The first, because it’s a fascinating glimpse into another world. The second, because it’s just plain gorgeous.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_yeXTF8COY]… Read the rest