Monthly Archives: August 2013

In which–SURPRISE! It’s a weekend post and announcement!

Happy Labor Day weekend, American chickens–and happy weekend to the rest! For those of us in the US, this weekend marks the end of summer, but here on what used to be the Blog A Go-Go, it’s the start of … Continue reading

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In which we’re wrapping up reader questions

Today is our final reader question, this one from Jessica: What’s the process you follow when writing a mystery? Do you know the answer (who done it) and work backwards, or do you let the characters lead to you the … Continue reading

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In which it’s still reader question time

Reader Kristin asked this: In your July 11th post, you touched on the idea of trying new methods when working on a new project. Are there any parts of your writing process or method that you believe are immutable, or … Continue reading

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In which it’s time for Writerspace chat–free books!

Please join me & your favorite authors at the Writerspace Beach Party Sunday, August 25th from 8pm ET to 11pm ET. We’ll be chatting and giving away Kindles, autographed books, gift cards and more. You don’t have to be present … Continue reading

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In which reader questions still abound

Reader Jennifer asked: When writing, do you only concentrate on one book at a time? Or do you write one book while still having idea for another? Focusing on one book at a time is absolutely impossible when you’re under … Continue reading

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In which we’re answering the most FA of the Qs

I’m not even attributing this one to a particular reader because this question gets asked a LOT–and has been asked since THE DARK ENQUIRY came out: when is the next full-length Julia Grey novel being published? The answer is: I … Continue reading

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In which it’s reader question time

Reader Steph had a question about work spaces: I love looking at photos of writers’ workspaces. Can you please post some photos of yours? Is there anything you use in your workspace (whiteboards, pinboards, etc.) that you find indispensable for … Continue reading

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In which we’re talking about book-related travel

Reader Paula asked: Have you ever traveled to some of the locations in your books? Yes! Not all of them, alas, but  I do love to travel to the places I write about. For the Julia series, I’ve been to … Continue reading

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In which we’re talking about voices

Reader M.K.–who is also the writer Mary Tod!–asked: how and why did you decide on the voice you used for Delilah in A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS? Ah, such a good question! And not an easy one to answer. I … Continue reading

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In which it’s that time!

It’s reader question time, y’all! I love this time of year because it’s the one time I can be absolutely certain you’re wanting to hear what it is I’m wanting to write. So, we’re beginning with reader Edie who asked … Continue reading

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