What do you think? HarperCollins and I wanted a title that screams dark mystery, suspense, romance, secrets, and lies. Looking forward to  sharing this story with you 5-2-18! Cover reveal isn’t too many months away….IMG_1323.JPG

Had a blast today! So nice to see friends new and old and put GRIT into the hands of readers. I love it when someone tells me they’re buying a copy to give to a teen in their life, especially one who hasn’t yet found a deep love of reading. Maybe GRIT could be the book that gets them turning pages.

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Less than one month until TDTJ hits shelves! 9/5 will be here before you know it, and there’s so much fun in store! Islandport Press has a blog tour planned–a big thank-you to the Islandport staff for working so hard to get this book out there, and to the awesome bloggers participating. You’ll have a chance to win a signed copy of TDTJ when you visit each post and leave a comment! And check out this great review by Chelsea of The Suspense is Thrilling Me, who will host the book birthday celebration 🎉 Everything’s coming together for a FANTASTIC release–I can’t wait to share this story with you guys!



A fantastic early review of THE DOOR TO JANUARY by The Geeky Yogi!

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Whaaaat? I’m actually doing what I said yesterday and am posting this review today? Shocking I know, but I’m determined to stay on track! NO EXCUSES. Anyway…

A few months ago I was lucky enough to be contacted by Anna from Island Port Press to hop on board the upcoming blog tour for Gillian French’s new book The Door To January, naturally I jumped at the chance. A couple of short days later a copy of the book arrived in the mail and in July I finally had a moment to read it…I devoured it within a couple of days.

The Door To January is part coming of age, part mystery and part ghost story, oooooo. Considered a paranormal thriller this book has all of the makings for the perfect ghost story! Sixteen-year-old Natalie Payson is being drawn back to the home town her and her parents fled, after a terrible…

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Want a signed copy of GRIT? On Sunday, August 13, from 1-2 p.m., I’ll be the official greeter at the doors of the Augusta Barnes & Noble, signing, chatting, and giving away free book swag. Plus, I always bring chocolate. It’s gonna be real, people! Hope to see you there.

Go here to read my thoughts on how opening your work to critique can help you land your dream agent. Even though writing has been my all-encompassing passion for most of my life, very few people I’m close to had actually read my work before GRIT came out. Putting myself out there in a face-to-face critique situation proved to be one of the best decisions of my life. Follow the link to read more!



GRIT is featured in this week’s Free Book Friday giveaway! Go here to enter for your chance to win one of three free copies of the book of my heart.



My GRIT signing at Sherman’s Books & Stationary of Bar Harbor was a big success! Met some folks, signed some books, and had a great time talking with the lovely staff. Plus, I had the cute guy standing behind me there for moral support–who could ask for more?

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I’ll be signing GRIT at Sherman’s Books of Bar Harbor tomorrow @ 1 p.m.! What’s the difference between a book talk and a signing, you ask? This time, I’ll be hanging out at a table, giving away free book swag and chocolate, signing copies, and talking with anybody who happens to pass by. Stop in–I’d love to meet you!

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