Category Archives: Writing

Read an Ebook Week 2017

Tomorrow, March 5, brings the start of Read an Ebook Week on ebook platform Smashwords, which is where I started my own self-publishing journey in 2011. According to the site, “This [their catalog] is the hub of the action, where you … Continue reading

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Days of Fear, Glimmers of Hope

Now that we’re into the second month of the new presidency, I find myself feeling a mixture of emotions. Exhausted, first of all, as the pace of everything has speeded up. Enraged at wretched cabinet picks like DeVos–that’s a given. … Continue reading

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Monkey Business in Publishing

I’ve posted before about All Romance eBooks, which I’ve always regarded as a nice little niche market for my work, despite eccentricities like taking $1 off my royalties if they paid me through PayPal, and constant “sales,” not to mention … Continue reading

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The Downhill Slide: Two Literary Biographies

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay Literary biography can be such a depressing genre, although I read it, I realize, to feel vicariously alive, to really … Continue reading

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This Is The Modern Publishing Business

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
Scammers used to operate at the edges of the publishing business, but have wormed their way into its heart. And the entire industry is in denial. An unintentionally revealing aspect of the tiresome Amazon-Hachette dispute…

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A Happy Fourth…

I wanted to wish everyone out there in the US a happy Fourth of July! The weather is always chilly and foggy here in San Francisco. At night in our neighborhood, the air is filled with the sound of homemade rockets … Continue reading

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Elsie Street Sequel Now on Preorder!

I’ve been busy writing this spring. The full-length sequel to Elsie Street, The Pull of Yesterday, is now available for preorder at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. It will be released on those platforms on June 5. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Time of Grace on Promo to Mark Easter 1916 Centennial

When I started writing the book that became Time of Grace in 1996, I really gave little thought to the Easter Rising of 1916 being almost 100 years old. After all, as a child in Dublin in the 1970s, I knew an elderly … Continue reading

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Smashwords Read an Ebook Week Promo Runs Through Saturday

It’s that time of year again. Smashwords has its sitewide promotion, Read an Ebook Week, running through Saturday, March 12. It’s a great opportunity to pick up a multitude of ebooks at low cost using the in-store coupons SW provides. … Continue reading

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Elsie Street Will Be Deal of the Day on ARe!

All Romance eBooks is an ebook platform focused on, well, romance, and to my surprise my latest novel, Elsie Street, has done quite well there as opposed to on the bigger stores like Apple and Barnes & Noble. So I was … Continue reading

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