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Ask The Author on Goodreads

Goodreads now has a new feature on every Goodreads Author Page called ASK THE AUTHOR. It’s an on-line tool to promote interaction between authors and readers, so I’m joining in. Readers rarely get an opportunity to question an author unless … Read More

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#BookadayUK 30: Would Save If My House Burned Down

It’s dog-eared and tea-stained, it’s scrawled in and it’s back nearly broken but– The play’s the thing.

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#Luckyseven – Book Excerpt – THE PRICE OF BLOOD

I’ve been tagged by author Debra Brown in a game of #luckyseven. For the uninitiated, this is an online game for writers. No, it’s nothing like Angry Birds or Bejewelled. It’s just a little exercise that pulls us out of … Read More

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#BookadayUK 12: Haven’t read all the way through

The topic for today is a book I pretend to have read, only I come up empty. So here’s a different angle. This is a book that I have never read cover to cover, although I’ve read many excerpts, and … Read More

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#Bookaday for June 10: Reminds Me of Someone I Love

I read this book to my sons about 2 million times, so of course this book reminds me of them. Truly a classic.

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#Bookaday for June 9: Film or TV Tie-in

I am a big fan of Diana Gabaldon’s time-slip Outlander series. When it first appeared in 1991, it looked like this: In case you’ve been living in a closet under the stairs and were not aware of it, this first … Read More

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#Bookaday for June 8: Have More Than One Copy

Okay, this is a slam dunk. Shadow on the Crown. Not only do I have more than one copy, I have the US and UK editions, so far.                  

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#Bookaday for June 7: Forgot I Owned It.

I just discovered it on my shelf, pretending to be anonymous. It was published by Nelson Doubleday, Inc., Garden City, New York, but there is no copyright date, which is strange. It’s at least 30 years old, though, and ‘Abridged … Read More

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#Bookaday for June 6: The One I Always Give as a Gift

Well, I don’t always give this book as a gift, but I’ve done it a couple of times. In Kissing the Witch, subtitled Old Tales in New Skins, Emma Donoghue re-imagines thirteen well-known fairy tales. This time around, princes and … Read More

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#Bookaday for June 2: Best Bargain

In 2012 I made my first visit to my UK publisher, HarperCollinsUK. The editors there are lavish with their books, happily bestowing their favorite titles on visiting authors. When asked if there was any title in particular I longed for, … Read More

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