One of my favorite holidays isn’t really a holiday at all. It’s Maple Month. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, Maple Month happens every March here in New England, and it is a Very Big Deal indeed. I’m sure it’s celebrated in other places as well, wherever maple producers
If your nickname is Sunshine Reader and you sent me an email recently, could you please contact me again with the correct return address? Or include your mom or dad’s email address (those usually go through)? I tried to respond to you but my email to you bounced back. . . . It’s always a
In Which a Writer Goes Looking for Her Own Fictional Town A few weeks ago, after spending the past six months cooped up in our apartment near Boston, my husband and I decided that we needed a little more horizon in our lives, a little more fresh air than what we manage to get walking
Covered bridges are magical, aren’t they? A throwback to a time when horse and wagons clip-clopped over their wooden floorboards and the voices of people long gone echoed in their rafters, they’re a bit of an endangered species. Here in New England, you can still find them tucked away on country roads, though, and this
One… Two… Three! My author copies arrived this week — always a banner day! This means I finally get to share my new “baby” with family and close friends. And place a copy where I can look at it often, like any proud mama. For authors, books really are our babies. We pour our hearts
The countdown to Really Truly, my third Pumpkin Falls mystery, continues today with a peek at how the series came about. It’s a bit of a tale, so buckle up. . . . Absolutely Truly, the first book in the series, sprang to life because of a happy convergence of several factors: A long-cherished desire
Or should I say, 3-2-1 REALLY TRULY? My next Pumpkin Falls mystery is due to hit bookstores in three days, and I think some festivities are in order! How about we start with a conversation between me and my main character, Truly Lovejoy, to kick things off? The two of us talked on Zoom –
It happens every single time I write a book—writer’s magic.