• authors,  books

    VINTAGE is Today’s BookBub Deal!

    Do you subscribe to BookBub? It’s an email newsletter that sends you news about fantastic deals on ebooks in categories of interest that you select when you sign up. The books featured are heavily discounted, with most of them no more than a few dollars. I have filled my Kindle with sooooo many great books through BookBub. Today, VINTAGE is one of the selections featured. It’s $2.99 across all ebook platforms. You can grab a copy here.

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  • books,  publishing

    Foreign editions of VINTAGE

    Foreign editions of VINTAGE have been published in Spain, Turkey, Germany, Poland, and France. A U.S. large print edition is also available. I think it’s fun to see how the publishers in different countries reimagined the cover. Although I adore the cover for the US version of VINTAGE, I also have a soft spot for the German version. It looks to me like a realistic depiction of a vintage shop, complete with baskets of treasures just waiting to be found.

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  • authors,  books,  fiction

    Thank you!

    VINTAGE is a USA TODAY bestselling book! Thank you to all the readers, booksellers, librarians, and bloggers who helped make it happen.

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  • books,  madison,  writing

    Five Years Later, We’re Still Listening to our Mothers

    Five years ago, I met Ann Imig at Writers’ Institute, an annual writing conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We connected at the coffee station in between sessions and decided to grab lunch at a little Mexican bistro called Chipotle. Ann was in a hurry, see. “I have go shopping,” she said. “My kids are with a babysitter and it’s my only chance.” Little did I know back then just how much Ann can accomplish while her kids are with a babysitter. What Ann needed to go shopping for that day was a dress to wear on stage as director of her very first Listen to Your Mother  show–a…

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  • blogging,  book launch,  books,  wisconsin,  writing

    I’m Baaaa-aaack, for a Blog Tour

    I can’t believe I haven’t blogged here in almost a year. It’s been a helluva year. Someday I’ll tell you about it or, more likely, I’ll write about it. But let’s just say that LIFE, with its highs and lows, has had me riding a pretty wild roller coaster since I last updated this blog. But I’m back this week to participate in the blog tour for the release of the LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER anthology, curated by my friend and fellow writing group member, Ann Imig! Stay tuned for more information later this week on the force that is Ann, the nationwide Listen to Your Mother show, and the…

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  • books,  vintage

    VINTAGE for Kindle is Just $1.99 Today

    Today my publisher is running an Amazon Gold Box promotion of Book Club Favorites, each for $1.99 ($3.99 outside the US and Canada). Vintage is one of them! So if you have a Kindle, today’s a great day to grab a copy for just $1.99. The promotion only runs until midnight today (Saturday, April 26).                                      

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  • authors,  blogging,  books,  writing

    Una LaMarche on her Writing Process

    I’ve been asked to participate in the #MyWritingProcess Blog Tour, where writers from across genres and continents talk about how they write. Today I’m featuring the hilarious Una LaMarche, whose Sassy Curmudgeon blog was named one of Babble’s 100 best humor blogs of 2013. She also writes for the New York Observer. Last year, I read Una’s debut YA novel, Five Summers, and had a blast re-living my teenage summer camp days through the four main characters. Una has a new novel, Like No Other, coming out in July. It’s about forbidden young love–always a great premise–between a Brooklyn girl with a strict Hasidic upbringing and an awkward bookish boy.  Today I’m posting…

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  • authors,  book launch,  books,  entertaining,  local,  madison,  vintage

    Vintage Launch Party Pictures

    Last Saturday was the book launch party for my debut novel, VINTAGE, held at the High Noon Saloon in Madison. We had a great turnout, with most guests arriving dressed in vintage attire. Madison bookseller A Room of One’s Own sold over 100 copies of VINTAGE at the event. Thank you to all who attended! Click on any image to see a larger version.  

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  • books,  debut author,  giveaway,  publishing,  writing

    A Glamorous Vintage Giveaway

    The launch day for VINTAGE is almost here! On Tuesday, March 25, it will hit bookstore shelves and  e-reader screens everywhere. ***Pops champagne and sprays it all over everyone*** To celebrate the launch of VINTAGE, I’m running a Glamorous Vintage Giveaway this week for anyone who purchases the book. If you pre-ordered it months ago, it still counts, assuming you still have your receipt or other proof of purchase. The prize is a package including the following goodies, as pictured blow: A vintage Louis Vuitton “Looping” handbag. This is a mint condition item from my personal collection, shown in the picture at right. Classic brown leather with iconic monogram. Suede interior. Includes the…

  • books,  giveaway,  vintage

    Goodreads Giveaway

    As someone in the business of books, I often get asked for reading recommendations. I always direct people to Goodreads, where I keep track of everything I read and want to read in the future. I was thrilled, then, to hear that my publisher, William Morrow/HarperCollins, is giving away 30 free copies of my debut novel, VINTAGE, coming out March 25! The giveaway is going on until midnight on the morning of Thursday, February 6. Click HERE or on the picture at left to enter.