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How to Have the Perfect* European Vacation, Part II (*Nothing is Perfect)
Last week I told you about my personal philosophy of travel: no mishaps, no memories. After several decades of foreign travel, I’ve…Read more.
How to Have a Perfect* European Vacation, Part I (*Nothing is perfect)
My blogs are a little off schedule because my husband and I just returned from two cold but nostalgic weeks…Read more.
Europe is experiencing the coldest spring in a hundred years. This week my husband and I are driving along the…Read more.
Victoria’s Love Affair with Scotland
In The Secret of Lanark Island, my main character, Kate Hamilton, is encouraged by her partners in the antiques business…Read more.
What’s In A Name?
Lately I’ve been interested in learning about how books are titled. My manuscript began with the working title An Antique…Read more.
Five Things I’ve Learned (So Far) About Revisions
Last week I read a wonderful article by guest blogger Kathy Leonard Czepiel (A Violet Season, Simon & Schuster) on…Read more.
Advice and Consent?
Since beginning my mystery novel project two summers ago, I’ve learned a lot (The Long, Steep Learning Curve), and I’ve…Read more.
And The Winner Is….
Did you watch the Academy Awards last night? I was on an airplane from Florida after spending nearly a week…Read more.
What’s Next in Social Media?
Have you ever wondered where social media is taking us as a culture? Can you imagine what the next step…Read more.