Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Julie and I were star-struck last week at the Dallas Museum of Art. We both agreed, Chris Cleave writes stunning, raw novels and knows how to entrance a crowd. I'm blogging about our night over at What Women Write.

Cleave was gracious and engaged with each of us who waited to meet him. If you haven't read his books, I highly recommend. Just look at these covers...

If you want to read the first chapter of Incendiary, click here...

Here's what the author has to say about Gold...

 My first introduction to Cleave was reading Little Bee. This first page blew me away...

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Night to Remember

How lucky am I? I wasn't up for an award, but I didn't care!

I'm blogging over at What Women Write about my night at the Emmys.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Put a writer in a car for a week and see what happens...

I'm up again on What Women Write, the blog I share with five other fabulous women writers.

Sunset at Laguna, photo by Rick Mora
Austin at Zion, photo by Rick Mora

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Over at What Women Write, I confess, I love majestic cathedrals. I also share a bit about my inspiration for writing The Lost Legacy of Gabriel Tucci.

Monday, May 21, 2012

John Irving's Dallas stop

What happens when John Irving shows up in conservative Dallas to speak about his new novel, In One Person?

He gets a warm welcome and an entranced audience. I was lucky enough to be there. Check out my thoughts over at What Women Write.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Change is good

What happened on a spur of the moment writing retreat? I spotted these lovely birds, stuck my toes in the Pacific and came away with a refreshed, revised and rockin' new Chapter One!

Check out my latest on What Women Write...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sarah McCoy on What Women Write

Hey authors, ever feel like a clone of yourself would help you out in a big way? Me, too!

Today Sarah McCoy leaves us wondering over at What Women Write!

Here we are at A Real Bookstore in Fairview, Texas.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Common Link

You never know unless you ask. Downton Abbey and sharing a love of literature on What Women Write today.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Avalanche of books...

A few weeks ago I blogged over at What Women Write about my December cache of books. One of the perks of being a writer is that reading is in my job description. So even though the books are a mile high, I decided to add a few more...

The Lost Wife, by Alyson Richman (thanks Kim for this killer review) Lately I can't get enough of WWII era stories.

Unto the Daughters, by Karen Tintori I read an excerpt of this online and ordered it immediately. Oh wow! From her website:
Unto the Daughters is the story of a secret guarded so fiercely for nine decades that members of Tintori’s family died without ever learning of it. Unto the Daughters began with an obliterated entry on a passport - discovered during a genealogical quest - and a reluctant revelation of an ancestor who was so systematically eradicated from her family tree that many relatives born since her murder still have no inkling that she ever existed.

The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
Check out this blurb: "The House at Tyneford is a wonderful, old-fashioned novel that takes you back in time to the manor homes, aristocracy and domestic servants of England. In this setting, Natasha Solomons gives us a courageous heroine whose incredible love story will keep you in suspense until the final page." — Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House

A Secret Kept, by Tatiana de Rosnay (of Sarah's Key fame) I'm in!

The Translation of the Bones, by Francesca Kay A church in Battersea, statues and secrets... Need I say more?

Incendiary by Chris Cleave. Little Bee was amazing and Susan says this one is, too.

Waiting for shipment of The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy.
Listen to this blurb from Tatiana de Rosnay:
“A beautiful, heart-breaking gem of a novel written just the way I like them, with the past coming back to haunt the present, endearing heroines and a sunny, hopeful ending. You’ll wolf it up in one delicious gulp.”

Seriously, the stacks on my desk and nightstand will soon form an avalanche. But I cannot think of a better way to go.