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FREE BOOKS

(& not just mine) I’ll keep this short and sweet. I’m taking part in a fun book giveaway with eleven other romance writers: MATCHMAKER. Each of us created a “match card” for our heroes and readers can choose free ebooks to read based on the hero descriptions. All you have to do is join that . . .

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The Making of a Book Cover

Years ago, my then tweenaged daughter was invited by a Children’s Book World (a convenient bike ride away from our house in Los Angeles) to interview author Jacqueline Kelly about her book The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (one both my girls would recommend, both in print and audio). Since my daughter was only eleven, I . . .

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MARBLE BUNDT CAKE

(and preferably, baked goods) This is an adaptation of a favorite from a bakery that was in biking distance of my house in Los Angeles, the Buttercake Bakery. The recipe I started with, printed in the LA Times, was a bit too sweet for me, so I made a few adjustments. Today, since we are . . .

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MEET LIBRO.FM

or, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND YOUR READING LIFE Since we are all grappling with the changes that prescribed social distancing is bringing to life at the moment, I thought it might be a good time to share some ideas for ways to keep reading and listening without all the money going to one monopoly of a . . .

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Word for 2020

Home for the holidays, my daughter was describing some issue with her roommates or her classes or her job. Honestly, I can’t remember what she was talking about, probably because I wasn’t listening carefully. What I did do, was jump in with my opinion about what was happening. After I’d held forth for a few . . .

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Voice Arts Awards Winner 2019

You have to scroll waaay down through all of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences 2019 winners (where only a small fraction of the narrators are credited) to Audiobook Narration – Biography, Best Voiceover category winner. There you’ll find a book I co-edited and for which I wrote and narrated an essay. Nevertheless We . . .

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On Creativity with Suzanne McConnell

Author, along with Kurt Vonnegut, of Pity the Reader: On Writing With Style As a writer-in-progress myself, I feel so lucky to have been invited to record this title for Highbridge Audio. The book is filled with thoughtful, generous (and on Vonnegut’s part, often humorously grumpy) advice about writing well, the writer’s life, and really . . .

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On Creativity with Edwin Hill

Edwin Hill’s second novel, The Missing Ones, releases today. You can find it at Highbridge Audio as well as in print and ebook from Kensington Books. I loved his unique crime solving heroine Hester Thursby in the first book, Little Comfort so I was so happy to find that she returns in this novel where . . .

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SISTERS & REBELS

Grounded in decades of research, Sisters and Rebels unfolds an epic narrative of American history through the lives and works of three Southern women.

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