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Worth getting up early for

Would you please see if you get “Sunrise Earth” on your telly? …And then set your DVR to capture it every day, preferably in High Definition? It’s the sort of

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"She was my first read…"

Ask almost any avid romance reader which book got her hooked on the genre, and she’ll likely name a title by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. For me, it was Shanna, which held

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A dangerous business

It’s a dangerous business going out your front door. –JRR Tolkien You never know what you’re going to wake up to around here: It’s a submarine in tow, so close

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A party! A dog party!

Who doesn’t remember GO DOG GO, aka the best early-reading book in the history of the world? My niece taught Barkis to climb the juniper bushes today and they spent

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Street date

My author copies have arrived. I even know when Dockside will appear in stores, because there is a sticker on the packing boxes: The label says, “This box contains Dockside

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Celebrate!

I have a banner ad! Go look–it’s a first for me. Thanks to my publisher and to Authorbuzz for this very cool gizmo on my web site. Writing is a

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"Barkis is willin'"

Would you please check out my adorable new companion? He is a lovely Doberman, eight weeks old today, and I named him Barkis, after a character in David Copperfield (and, not

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"Write or Wrong"

Top 3 ways to get me to watch a TV movie: Make it be about a writer. Play a Talking Heads song during the credits. Have the main character say, “If

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The heart of your story

Here’s a chance to meet one of the best writers and teachers I know. Work with the incomparable taskmaster on the deepest, most essential part of your story. His most

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