It’s almost time!

Veronica’s fourth adventure, A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION, is almost here! It pubs on March 12–the kickoff day for the book tour. (The Appearances page has all the details on tour stops as well as bookstore contact info. And don’t forget that if you’re not in the area of any of the appearances, you can contact any of the bookstores to pre-order a copy. If you choose The Fountain in Richmond, you’ll even receive an exclusive pre-order gift!)

Ever wonder where the inspiration for Veronica came from? Check out this post I wrote for Writerspace explaining it all.

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Book tour info in one handy spot!

Here’s the book tour social share, all tidy and ready to go! If you can make an event, LOVELY–can’t wait to see you! If not, no worries–any of these fabulous booksellers is happy to take your pre-order info and ship a copy to you. Hope to see you on the road!

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Fab news–for you and for me!

First, I’m doing a little interpretive celebration dance (with jazz hands!) because A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION has been chosen as a LibraryReads Top 10 Book! Y’all know how much I adore librarians, so getting a nod from them is an absolute thrill.

And now for the good news for readers: Penguin Random House is doing a SUPERB Strong Historical Sleuths Giveaway! Enter to win a copy of A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION (by me, obvs), Anne Perry’s TRIPLE JEOPARDY, and Alan Bradley’s newest Flavia de Luce, THE GOLDEN TRESSES OF THE DEAD. Entries open until Feb 25!

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It’s PUB DAY!

Which sounds like you should all be hitting up your local watering hole for a jolly game of darts, but it actually means that A TREACHEROUS CURSE is out in paperback today! It’s perfect timing–if you haven’t caught up with Veronica’s latest adventure, you have a month to get this one read before A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION comes out on March 12.

I’m also supposed to mention that A TREACHEROUS CURSE is the one that was nominated for an Edgar which is A Very Big Deal. And here’s the thing: I knew it was a big deal for me. I ran through the house, screaming and crying when I found out. People sent flowers. There was wine. But I had NO CLUE how big of a deal it was for my publisher. I got so many lovely emails from them, and I was so excited that my agent and I had already scheduled a trip last week to visit their new offices.

What I did not expect was to enter the conference room to find all the Berkley employees gathered with champagne and macarons and flowers, hollering, “SURPRISE!” with a congratulations graphic up on the presentation big screen. And because I am a stupendous softie, I burst into tears. The president said some lovely things and I tried to reply but ended up crying again because I am a super-cool professional person. It turns out that my publisher hasn’t had a Best Novel nominee in a very long time–like ever possibly. Our beautiful Veronica adventure made a wee bit of history there, and I am beyond thrilled. Seeing all those faces of all those people who work so hard to make it happen? I was awed. There are dozens of folks whose names you will never hear, whose contributions you will never know. But they are all there, working so hard to make our books what they are. To get to celebrate with them was the most extraordinary privilege. (And massive shout-out to the deliciously reclusive art team who ventured out to show me the proofs of the cover for A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION–it’s going to be SO fabulous. I cannot wait to share with you!)

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Get your calendars out!

So we have lots of great stuff coming up–including the paperback release of A TREACHEROUS CURSE on February 12! Haven’t caught up with Veronica’s latest adventure? This is your chance to get ready for A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION, out in hardcover March 12.

Also, we have book tour info! In addition to visiting the usual haunts–Poisoned Pen, Murder by the Book, the Fountain (woohoo!)–we are kicking off in a BRAND NEW CITY, LOS ANGELES! That’s right, y’all, I am FINALLY doing an event on the west coast. It all happens at the Ripped Bodice on March 12. There’s also an event at Parnassus in Nashville which I hope will make up for the fact that the snow kept me from seeing y’all last time! Details on the book tour are here and I hope to see y’all there!

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ANOTHER giveaway!

Check out this fantastic 5 book giveaway! A chance to win the latest from C. S. Harris, Victoria Thompson, Amanda Quick, Anna Lee Huber, and me–enter now!

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ARCs in the wild!

Here’s your chance to win a galley of A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION from Read it Forward! They’re giving away a LOT of copies and if you’re not familiar with Read It Forward, it’s a fabulous resource for readers sponsored by Penguin. Happy reading!

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See you in NY!

Are you in the greater NYC area? Then head over to Lady Jane’s Salon at Madame X on Monday, February 4! I’ll be reading and celebrating Lady Jane’s 10th anniversary. They’ve got a great line-up and I heard a rumor my publisher’s folks will be there with a little swag. Here are the details and I hope to see you there!

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Why, they’re just GIVING them away!

Hey, y’all! My publisher is giving away ARCs of A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION on Goodreads! You have a week to enter and 25 lucky readers will get their hands on this one early. Good luck!

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Pre-orderpalooza!

Y’all, I am BEYOND DELIGHTED to announce that we have a special partnership with The Fountain Bookstore in Richmond to offer pre-orders of A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION with a special bonus: a Veronica Speedwell journal entry! Hit up The Fountain by March 11 in order to reserve your copy. Oh, and did I mention all pre-orders will also be autographed? Go reserve yours now!

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