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Book Review: The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny D. Williams

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review and wrote this review for BookReporter.com. Because of my connection with Uganda, I was immediately interested in THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES. Our family has hosted and sponsored children, helped raise money to build a medical center in…

Book Review: Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave

I wrote this review for bookreporter.com – an incredible hub of book news and reviews and contests … check them out! I was given this book by the publisher to review. HELLO, SUNSHINE is out today, July, 11. Happy Release Day, Laura! Not only do I love the cover of…

KGB Bar with 17Scribes

This Tuesday, I’ll be at KGB Bar in the East Village with four of my fellow 17Scribes. I’m thrilled to share the stage with Julie Pennell (The Young Wives Club), Renee Rutledge (Hour of Daydreams), Kate Brandes (The Promise of Pierson Orchard) and Sandi Ward (The Astonishing Thing). The literary…

Book Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

As an author, I have stacks of books (serious stacks) and a fully loaded e-reader which make me simultaneously giddy and overwhelmed. I love selecting the next book I’ll read and opening (or swiping) to the first page. I eagerly dove into the advance copy of The Alice Network, ready…

Are You Spooning With a Fork?

fork noun \f-or-k\ 1. a guy who is cocky, arrogant, self-important 2. a male who is charming to women in order to get what he wants 3. a guy who lacks decency or concern for the women he pokes or stabs with his tines 4. a man who moves on…

Goodreads Giveaway – Book PLUS Charm Bracelet

Enter to win a signed copy of Forks, Knives, and Spoons and a charm bracelet inspired by Amy York’s bracelet in the story. While you’re there, add Forks, Knives, and Spoons to your WANT TO READ list and follow me to receive updates on new giveaways and book releases. Happy…

Interview With Haley Harrigan – SECRETS OF SOUTHERN GIRLS

Haley Harrigan‘s debut novel, SECRETS OF SOUTHERN GIRLS releases today, June 6, 2017. Happy Pub Day, Haley! On with the interview … What was your timeline from drafting to publication? Tell us about your publishing journey. It’s complicated! I first started toying with the idea that became SECRETS OF SOUTHERN…

Book Expo 2017

Book Expo in NYC is like the Super Bowl of the book industry – the “big event.” This year was my first attending and it was fantastic. My favorite part was meeting book bloggers, reviewers and authors, librarians, booksellers and publicists – many of whom I have only known via…

Interview With Emily Cavanagh – THE BLOOM GIRLS

Emily Cavanagh‘s debut novel, The Bloom Girls, released on March 14, 2017 from Lake Union Publishing. The cover immediately drew me in but then the story did even more. I’m happy to interview my fellow 17Scribes author, Emily Cavanagh. Enjoy! What was your timeline from drafting to publication? Tell us…

5 Tips to Turn Ordinary Interactions Into Book Sales

Happy to share with you this piece which I wrote for Women Writers, Women’s Books on turning ordinary, everyday interactions into book buzz, and hopefully, book sales. Save Save