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6 Reasons To Read YA

  Lately I’ve been asked: why the switch to YA? Which is a great question! While my first published books were in the adult category (my Agency of Burglary & Theft series), my YA debut is coming out in Feb 2018. Truth is, there are many reasons for the switch to YA. I’ll probably talk more about the process of writing YA in future posts but for this post I want to dive into the concept that, for me, reading YA happened well before writing YA ever did.… Read the rest

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New Book Deal Announcement! (and how a story goes from idea to signed book contract)

So this happened: That’s right, I have a new book deal! This book will be my YA debut, and the hardcover will be hitting shelves in Fall 2017. Here’s how this story happened: While I was on contract with Kensington and busily writing my three AB&T books, a germ of an idea occurred to me. First, you have to understand that I’m a big lover of all things Great Britain.… Read the rest

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A Brilliant Deception is out!

So it’s been three weeks since my third book was released and I’m finally getting around to writing this post. It’s been a busy few weeks, clearly. Here are some of the things I’ve been working on: We’re running a giveaway on Goodreads right now–5 paperback copies of A BRILLIANT DECEPTION are available to be won! for a little visual insight into the book, check out my Pinterest page of images that inspired me while I was writing.… Read the rest

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10 Fabulous Books Set In Italy

Last year, I curated a list of my favorite books set in Paris. This year, I’m turning my attention to Italy. For one thing, my latest book (which comes out on June 23rd) is set in Venice. But also, because my family and I have just returned from a trip to Italy! It was so wonderful; I am already trying to figure out when we can go again.… Read the rest

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6 Ways To Cultivate Your Writer’s Voice

Voice: so important for writers, yet so damn difficult to define. Agents and editors frequently say things like “I’m looking for a distinctive voice”, but they tend not to elaborate on what they mean, exactly. If you’re a novice writer, how do you begin to work on such an elusive quality if you don’t even know what it is? Some industry insiders have tried to define voice.… Read the rest

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10 Fabulous Books Set In Paris

  Paris offers an incredible backdrop for all kinds of stories. Whether it’s a historical tale, a thriller, a romance…the city itself adds a wonderful element of, well, je ne sais quois. My second book is set in Paris, and it was pure pleasure to write a story set in a city I love so much. I have been lucky enough to have visited Paris several times, and I was honored to have reviewers comment that reading my book made them feel like they were right there, nibbling croissants, climbing the Eiffel Tower, exploring the misty streets of Montmartre….… Read the rest

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Book Release in 2 Days!

This time of year is incredibly exciting for me…and, I must confess, also a little nerve-wracking. My new book comes out in two days, and while I can’t wait for people to read it, I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t have some butterflies. I hope y’all like it! Some early reviews on Goodreads have been incredibly positive, which is lovely.… Read the rest

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Book Club Kit: A Beautiful Heist

I just sent the final copyedits for my latest book back to my editor, so I find myself with a little breathing room again. What to do? Ooh, I know… I’ve been wanting to create a book club kit for A BEAUTIFUL HEIST for a while. But I thought–why not go beyond merely providing discussion questions? Let’s take this up a notch.… Read the rest

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7 Gifts For Bookish Types

What to give the booklover in your life? Well, books, obviously. But what if you’re not entirely sure of their reading tastes, or which books they’ve already read? Well, how about one of these book-inspired gifts? (Clicking on the image will take you to the buy link.) 1. Jane Austen Scarf Gorgeous words printed on luxurious fabric. What’s not to love?… Read the rest

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Do You Ever Abandon Books?

I used to finish every book I started reading. Even if I didn’t like it, even if I was bored, I would push through. I guess it was the Type A in me. But times have changed. As I’ve grown older I’ve realized that life is too short to read something I’m not enjoying! There are too many books out there, and my TBR list is too unwieldy, to waste time like that.… Read the rest

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