An Interview with Charvet Clark

We’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but it’s hard not to with Charvet Clark’s Kiss Kiss For Real, which sports one of my favorite covers ever. Colorful and whimsical, it fits this young-adult romance to a T. The book features a “feisty good girl” and an “unattainable bad boy” and is…

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An Interview with Julie John

In September of last year, one of the most thrilling emails I’ve received to date arrived in my inbox. The message was from Julie John, who wrote, “Nice to meet you! I am going to narrate Rewrite the Stars for Black Rose . . .” I jumped for joy at that point, then sat down…

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An Interview with Suzanne Kamata

I first “met” award-winning author Suzanne Kamata years ago when I began working with Literary Mama. At the time, she intimidated me! A confident, capable, talented writer like her working with a relative newbie like myself? It was a lot to take in. And then I emailed her a publishing question and received a lovely…

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An Interview with Rob Samborn

Thrillers seem to be on-trend right now—and maybe they always have been—but that puts author Rob Samborn in a good place. His debut novel, The Prisoner of Paradise, released in November, and so far, it’s garnering great reviews! Author Ruthie Marlenée wrote, “Not to be out shadowed by the historical and conspiracy thriller writing luminaries…

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Even More Words for the New Year 7

Well, friends, we’ve had another interesting year, have we not? Here we are, two years into this pandemic, a year past vaccinations began, and we’re still hearing complaints about mask usage and vaccine mandates. We’ve proven that vaccines work (if you’re vaccinated, you might get a breakthrough case, but it looks like you won’t be…

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The One about the Hospital

A children’s hospital is a place you don’t really want to have to visit on Christmas Eve. And until a few days ago, close to twenty years into parenthood, I had not had the occasion to do so. But this year, this lovely little when-will-life-get-back-to-some-semblance-of-normal year, we apparently decided to change things up a bit.…

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Diagnosis: Annoyed

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that we’ve been hearing about COVID-19 for two years. It’s even more impossible, in my opinion, to think that we’re still arguing over the effectiveness of masks and vaccines, but that’s for another post. Today’s post begins with the time when we were in lockdown, how nice and healthy my…

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An Interview with Kerry Chaput

Research for author Kerry Chaput‘s interview question began with her website, and I knew immediately we’d get along just fine. Anyone who “believes in warm drinks and tall tales” is welcome in my circle any time! Kerry also believes in (and loves) historical fiction, and her traditionally published debut in that genre, Daughter of the…

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An Interview with Erin Flanagan

Sometimes when I interview friends, I worry that I won’t find the right questions to come up with. Like too much information might spin in my brain to see the person and their book(s) clearly. But then, I get answers back from people like Erin Flanagan, who I am lucky enough to call friend, supporter,…

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Best of Women’s Fiction Holiday Giveaway!

This holiday, a group of women’s fiction authors, all featured on The Best of Women’s Fiction podcast, is banding together for a Monster Audiobook Giveaway! And I’m thrilled that I could include Rewrite the Stars in this group! This is your chance to win audiobooks from among the best titles in women’s fiction. That’s right!…

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