Our Love of Books and Community

Last night I spoke at the brand new Manatee Performing Arts Center¬†in Bradenton, Florida about my journey from aspiring to published writer, libraries, and early influences ‚Äď including my librarian mom. The talk benefitted The Manatee County Library Foundation and it was a wonderful crowd of warm and engaging readers. I opened talking about my…

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Crazy Love You – On Sale Soon!

CRAZY LOVE YOU goes on sale in just a month! I’m signing some pre-order hardcovers from independent¬†booksellers for Simon and Schuster this morning.¬†And they look fantastic! Ill be posting about book tour appearances next. Stay tuned!

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First Love for "Crazy Love You"

Each year when early proofs are ready for the new book, copies go to fellow authors. I send some; my editor and agent send some. It’s always with humility and a bit of nervousness that I do this. I know how busy everyone is — looming deadlines, family, research, a towering stack of other galleys…

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The Story is in the Details

I love getting mail from my readers! Occasionally, I get a question that really makes me think. And when I write the answer, I wonder if other readers or writers might enjoy it, too. Here is an edited version of a letter I received from a retired math teacher turning his attention to writing for…

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Parenting, Love and Writing

Ah, the mommy-wife-writer balance! In her insightful and intelligent interview, Dr. Psych Mom asked some really personal questions, so I gave some really personal answers about balancing parenting and work… 1. How do you make time for your husband while raising a daughter and being an awesome best selling author? Hmmm ‚Ķ interesting question, and…

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Big Book Getaway 2014 – Group 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 2014 Big Book Getaway in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. ¬†Here I am with¬†John Searles,¬†Hank Phillippi Ryan, Tess Gerritsen,¬†Alafair Burke and David Handler¬†in…

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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…

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Crazy Love You – Advance Reader Copies!

Wow oh wow! The photo doesn’t capture how gorgeous, how shiny, candy apple red amazing are the advance reader copies 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!    

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Crazy Love You

I am thrilled to share with you the gorgeous cover for CRAZY LOVE YOU, my new psychological thriller that will release February 10th, 2015! Falling in love can feel like a dream‚Ķ or a living nightmare. Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss. ¬†Even when they were kids, playing in…

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Strand Magazine Interview with Lisa Unger

The following is my in-depth interview with The Strand Magazine, published in the¬†Strand Magazine Issue 42: Spring 2014: STRAND MAGAZINE: So what is new from Lisa Unger this year? This year, my twelfth novel IN THE BLOOD released on January 7th. I have been on the road visiting with booksellers and fans from Key West…

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