Big Book Club Getaway (John Searles Selfie)

What a blessing to spend time with some of my favorite writers who are also some of my favorite people! Wise, warm, and funny observations, a great crowd, and lots of laughs at The Big Book Club Getaway .  Here I am with John SearlesHank Phillippi Ryan, Tess GerritsenAlafair Burke and David Handler in a group selfie. Thanks to all!

Things I Know for Sure About Writing

For a couple of years now, I have been involved with a poetry group at Brookwood Florida, a home for adolescent girls who have been removed from their domestic situations because of abuse. Under the direction of the wonderful Jeanne Chase, some of the girls gather weekly to write. And the result is some of the most courageous poetry I have seen. Every year, Jeanne compiles the poetry into a book. And this year, we threw the girls a real author book release party at one of my favorite indies, Inkwood Books in Tampa.

Crazy Love You – Advance Reader Copies!

Wow oh wow! The photo doesn’t capture how gorgeous, how shiny, candy apple red amazing are the ARC’s for CRAZY LOVE YOU. So exciting! (Don’t worry … I’ll save one for a giveaway!!) Thanks to the amazing team at Touchstone / Simon & Schuster!


Oooh … as if I need the distraction … I’m loving Pinterest! Come check out my boards about The Hollows, Lydia Strong, Ridley Jones … as well as my favorite places, restaurants, thoughts and more. And coming soon, boards on my 2015 releases CRAZY LOVE YOU and AMELIA STRANGE. It’s a work in progress!