In my novel
a pivotal scene happens at a masquerade party. I love these, and–naturally–a masquerade is a fabulous milieu for a thief. Here’s a teeny excerpt from the masquerade scene in A Beautiful Heist
I surveyed the room full of strangers. Well, I was assuming they were strangers, but of course I couldn’t be certain because of the masks.… Read the rest
It’s Sunday…AND it’s Mother’s Day. So, let’s all sleep in and have a lazy day with coffee and the newspaper, shall we?
I’m going to keep it simple with today’s countdown
post. Just a little something to think about. (And maybe a little something for my fellow Pinterest addicts?)
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Well, I’ve got 26 days to go before book launch
, and today we’re going to cover a pretty fun topic. After all, who doesn’t love a good heist movie? There have been some great ones…and some not so great ones, of course. But one thing is for sure: Hollywood loves to remake classic heist movies. Here’s a roundup of three of the best, in their original and remade versions.… Read the rest
Okay, 27 days to go. (Yes, I know I missed yesterday but my plans got siderailed by a little unscheduled trip to the ER…all good now, so onwards we go!)
Now, you may know that the heroine of my book
is a professional jewel thief. Naturally, this means I did a whole lot of research on diamonds and jewels while I was writing (and while I’ve been working like mad on the sequel).… Read the rest
With 29 days to go before book launch, I think it’s time for a cocktail, don’t you?
In the opening scene of A Beautiful Heist
my main character, Cat Montgomery, is at a swanky gala on a yacht. But she’s not there for fun–she’s hard at work. Specifically, there’s a very particular diamond ring on board, locked away in a safe on the lower level.… Read the rest
So I’ve got 30 days to go before the release of my first novel, A Beautiful Heist
. And I’ve decided I’m going to have a little fun with this. Actually…make that a lot of fun.
Starting today, I’m going to do one post a day–every day–until June 6, my release day.
I’ve been having a blast dreaming up ideas, and here’s a sampling of the posts I’ve got planned:
Best Heist Movies
Famous Diamonds Of The World
How To Know If You’re Dating A Thief: A Quiz
And at the end of the countdown, I’m going to do a giveaway.… Read the rest
It’s spring! Which means: warm winds, tulips, the beginning of baseball season, swingy dresses, itchy eyes and nonstop sneezing…wait. What?
Yes, for some of us, spring is not all butterflies and rainbows. If you suffer seasonal allergies—commonly called hayfever—you might be in the market for some tips on how to survive (and enjoy) the season.
On my healthy blog at YummyMummyClub
, I outline five natural (ie.… Read the rest
So I’m about six weeks away from the release of my debut novel, A Beautiful Heist
, and I’m wading deeply into promotional waters. This is something I know NOTHING about. I have a medical degree, for crying out loud. And I have spent the last several years learning about, and practicing, the craft of writing. Not marketing. But, as with many things, the information is out there to be had.… Read the rest
I went to a potluck lunch the other day, and the theme of the lunch was…Italia! Something I love, to be sure. However, this particular day I had absolutely zero time to whip up anything complicated, so what I brought was about as simple as it gets.
Also as tasty as it gets.
Prosciutto-wrapped melon is a very popular primi piatti (appetizer) in Italy, and the delish factor comes from the saltiness of the prosciutto paired with the juicy sweetness of the melon.… Read the rest
I love the internet as much as anyone. But it presents a bit of a conundrum when it comes to health and medical information.
Googling stuff is fun, right? Googling that odd twinge you’ve had in your leg for the past few weeks and learning that…OMG you might have cancer! Or leprosy! Or….well, you get the idea. Not so much fun.… Read the rest