Book tour!

I am SO happy to announce the book tour information for the January release of A TREACHEROUS CURSE! We have a brand new city this year–Hello, Nashville!–and some repeat favorites. And I’m even more excited to be sharing some of the events with Tasha Alexander, Lauren Willig, and Ariel Lawhon! Mark your calendars now and come see us. Can’t wait!

January 14, The Poisoned Pen (Scottsdale AZ) with Lauren Willig and Tasha Alexander

January 16, Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN) with Ariel Lawhon

January 17, Murder by the Book (Houston, TX) with Lauren Willig

January 20, The Fountain Bookstore (Richmond, VA)

February 16, Moveable Feast with Litchfield Books (Pawleys Island, SC)*


*ticketed event

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Don’t forget that TOMORROW–November 14–is the last day to enter the FB giveaway for a chance to win an ARC of A TREACHEROUS CURSE! Want another opportunity? No problem. Today I just opened another Instagram giveaway! Just click the social media buttons on the bottom of this page to head over and get all the details. Good luck!

And don’t go far–later this week I’ll be posting book tour information for January with an exciting new city where I HAVE NEVER SIGNED BEFORE!

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A reading nook…

I’ve tucked a reading nook into one of the upstairs dormers. The perfect bookish retreat!

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The queen of all giveaways!

You have GOT to check out this 15 BOOK GIVEAWAY that Penguin is offering! All featuring mysteries with kickass heroines–enter now!

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Off to Canada!

I’m heading to Bouchercon in Toronto this week–if you’re in the area, don’t miss the panel discussion and signing on Thursday at 1pm! Details on the Appearances page of the site. Also, we’ve still got TWO awesome giveaways with chances to win an ARC of A TREACHEROUS CURSE–one on Goodreads and one on Instagram!

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We have another giveaway!

While the Instagram giveaway in the previous post is still going on, you can enter ANOTHER giveaway on Goodreads for a chance to win an ARC of A TREACHEROUS CURSE!

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We’ve got a giveaway!

Want a chance to win an ARC of A TREACHEROUS CURSE? Head over to my Instagram account to enter–I’m giving away three!

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Nook and Kindle readers, good news! Barnes & Noble and Amazon have A CURIOUS BEGINNING for only $2.99 right now. Perfect time to grab your digital copy or give one to a pal!

Barnes & Noble Nook

Amazon Kindle

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Scribbling and bibbling

Do you remember the scene in AMADEUS where Mozart tells the emperor that he has already written his next piece in his head, it’s just a matter of getting it down on paper? Nothing but scribbling and bibbling left? That’s how I’m feeling about the current Veronica book. Very occasionally I get a book that just comes together in my head, assembling itself so neatly that it seems less like I’m writing and more like I’m taking dictation. (I wish every book were this effortless, but that wouldn’t be very interesting, would it?) The book is due December 15, and apart from a 5-day trip to Toronto for Bouchercon in October, I am focusing completely on the manuscript. All other commitments and engagements are being put aside until this one is winging its way to my editor.

Part of my strategy includes streamlining my social media. My personal FB page has been locked down and will no longer be accepting friend requests, answering messages, or posting. My author profile page is where all the action will be, so if you haven’t already followed me there, please do! That’s where you’ll find the latest updates on releases, contests, appearances, etc. My assistant and the fabulous team at Berkley will be posting there as well, and this blog will (fingers crossed!) automatically update to that page also. As ever, I’ll be tweeting away and I’m getting more active on Instagram, so if you need pictures of Deacon, you know where to go.

Love to take personality quizzes? Have you worked out your numerology or sorted yourself into a Hogwarts’ house or taken an online test to see which color best represents you? Then you will seriously dig Anne Bogel’s recent release READING PEOPLE. Anne–who is a seriously cool chick I have been lucky enough to meet in person–very kindly sent me a copy and I was intrigued. It would have been worth reading for the chapter on highly-sensitive people alone! And from reading her take on the Myers-Briggs assessment, I now understand why I’ve gotten about five different results. I also really appreciated the chapter on love languages and have put some of the suggested techniques into practice. If personality assessments are your thing, you definitely need to check this one out.


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It’s release day!

A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING is out in paperback–don’t miss Veronica and Stoker’s second precarious Victorian adventure!

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