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reading between the lines

The Oysterville Sewing Circle is not about sewing. It’s also not about oysters. But if you need this life-changing sewing kit, come to one of my events this summer and

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signed book scavenger hunt

How do those special “signed edition” books happen? It starts with the bindery shipping thousands of pages to the author for her signature. Then she binge-watches The Last Post (which

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going naked

Not me, silly. My book. That’s because I’m being a merciless tease about the cover art for the upcoming Between You & Me. But my oh-so-generous publisher and the good

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foreign affairs

What’s better than getting your novel published? Getting it published ALL OVER THE WORLD. It is ridiculously thrilling to see my books in translation–the cover art, the title interpretation, sometimes

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(re)telling all

Writers always get questions about the writing process. I don’t blame you for asking. I ask other writers about the process, because I’m convinced they have a better way. One of

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self help

A writer’s friends wonder–or ask her outright–if she uses real people in her novels. Short answer–yes! You’re in all my novels! Real answer–real people are way too messy for fiction.

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now it REALLY 'tis the season

Confession: It felt a little odd, having a Christmas book out before Halloween. I just couldn’t drum up that cozy, romantic mood that makes Christmas so special. The good news

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Gloves off!

This blog is supposed to be all about relaxation and my favorite pasttime, reading. Dog walking and home decorating. Delicious food. Photography and travel. You know, the fun stuff of

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