Monthly Archives: May 2013

In which we’re discussing villainy

This one’s pretty spoilerific, chickens, so if you haven’t finished A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS, you might want to give this one a pass. Specifically, we’re talking about Rex’s villainy. Reader Julie wanted to know if Rex is a killer … Continue reading

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In which we’re thinking about Africa

Reader Elizabeth wanted to know if I’ve ever been to Africa, and if not, do I have any plans to go. I haven’t, and that makes me want to sob under the bed until someone hands me a ticket to … Continue reading

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In which we talk about Delilah and Ryder

Dear ones, I’m up against it with deadlines right now–ALWAYS a good thing! The newest Julia novella and the proposal for my next stand alone are both due the last day of May, and I’m plotting out the revisions for … Continue reading

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In which we talk research books

On a previous post—the one where I put up photos of the 55 books in my collection that helped with the writing of A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS—Danica left the following comment: Deanna, I’ve decided that I have a book … Continue reading

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In which I’m flying by

to post a link to this article I wrote on the playlist for A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS and the women of speakeasy jazz. Enjoy!

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In which it’s more linky goodness

I hope you enjoyed the collection of goodies that went up on Tuesday. Today’s round-up starts with one of my favorite royals to watch. *Sheikha Mozah *When Good Things Happen to Others (via Tiny Buddha) *Punching Up *If I Had … Continue reading

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In which we’re feeling linky

Hey, chickens! Back from Houston where I expect I had a wonderful time. (This week’s blogs are being written and loaded well in advance because I’ve got multiple deadlines when I return. I have a novella and a proposal due … Continue reading

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In which we’re rounding up giveaways

Hola, chickens! Flying post to give you links to seven of the giveaways for A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS. *Confessions of a Book Addict *Tome Tender *Cocktails and Books *Mod Vintage Life *Book Cellar *Brazen Bookworm *Beth Fish Reads

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In which it’s Ryder’s backstory

So today I’m not here–adios, chickens! I’m on my way to Houston for tomorrow’s signing at Murder by the Book. Details are on the Tours page, but here’s something you won’t find there: IT’S A FLAPPER AFFAIR WITH PITH HELMETS … Continue reading

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In which we’re looking at Dodo and Jude

I asked earlier this week who people wanted to hear about, and the first reader response was “Dodo, please!” So, for Erin, here’s Dodo… (Spoilers, ahead!) The idea for Dodo started to take shape when I read the memoir of … Continue reading

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