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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…
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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…
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Brrrr!
Europe is experiencing the coldest spring in a hundred years. This week my husband and I are driving along the…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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And The Winner Is….
Did you watch the Academy Awards last night? I was on an airplane from Florida after spending nearly a week…
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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…
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I Say Dig ‘Em Up
I love a mystery. But even more than a mystery, I love the solving of a mystery—especially an ancient mystery.  …
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