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A NEW CONTEST to Celebrate Quarantine Day!

Happy October, everyone! It’s been a while since I hosted a contest, and so: NEW CONTEST! Did you know that the story of No Safety in Numbers begins on October 15th? That is Day One, so to speak, or, as I’m calling it, Quarantine Day! (For those of you who haven’t read the books, they concern […]

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Happy Book Birthday, No Dawn Without Darkness!

IT’S RELEASE DAY FOR NO DAWN WITHOUT DARKNESS!               Meaning, today, I answer your questions about No Safety in Numbers and No Easy Way Out, just in time for you to start reading the final installment of the trilogy. HUZZAH! First question comes from Leslie: “What was your inspiration […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 1

Welcome to the first Big Bad Books blog on Moby Dick! I read 51 pages this week—through to Chapter 10. Not a great start, given that I have 419 more pages to go—125 more chapters plus a one page Epilogue—and only eighteen days to finish. BUT FINISH I (we?:) WILL! (*NB* I am reading the […]

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Only ONE WEEK until No Dawn

OMG — No Dawn Without Darkness is coming out in ONE WEEK! AGH!!! (This blog post is not associated with last week’s post. Last Thursday I began what I hope to be a summer-long blog series on Big Bad Books. I’m currently reading and tweeting and blogging about Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Check out the action […]

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Big Bad Books Challenge

Today, I start my summer reading challenge! Challenge? you ask. Why is a person who is in effect a professional reader—and all writers are professional readers—challenging herself to read something? Well, there are books I have encountered with which, let’s say, I declined to continue the acquaintance. This is big, because before having kids, when […]

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And the winners are…

Thank you to everyone who entered my Giveaway to celebrate the paperback release of No Easy Way Out! And now, for the winners! The grand prize winners (Hardcover copies of No Safety and No Easy, and a galley of No Dawn) are: Charles Pechonick Rachel Stone And the runners-up (Paperback copies of No Safety and […]

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Giveaway to celebrate No Easy Way Out!

No Easy Way Out is out in paperback!!                   HOORAY! And to celebrate, I’m going to give away signed, possibly doodled-upon hardcover copies of No Safety in Numbers and No Easy Way Out! Aw, heck — I’m so excited, I’ll give TWO lucky winners hardcover copies, and […]

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And the winner is…

Bethany! (no last name:) The two runners up are: Geoff B and h2ohammer! Thank you to everyone who entered! I will email the winners individually to get your addresses so I can send you your prizes!

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I’m BACK! And here’s a GIVEAWAY to prove it!

And I’m back! It’s been a while since my last real blog. But I have a good excuse! Two excuses! A cute excuse, even! First, back in December, I had a baby! He’s a very cute almost four-month-old now. It’s quite a thing having two children (I also have a four-year-old daughter). I’m amazed that […]

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