Oh My God, Just, Oh My God (The Book Launch!)

Friday, March 21, 2014

I knew launch week was going to be great, but I didn’t realize just how fabulous and heady and exhausting and thrilling and joyous it would be. My god. Having my fellow debs along for the ride has been so great. We are a super team of cheerleaders for each other, and I’m so appreciative. Between a Facebook online party and Twitter shout-outs, between guest blog posts and an Authors on the…


First Lines and Setting a Novel’s Tone

Monday, January 27, 2014

“Miss Jane Neal met her maker in the early morning mist of Thanksgiving Sunday. It was pretty much a surprise all around.” -Louise Penny, Still Life This week’s topic is first lines—our own, or anyone else’s. OK, so technically the example above is of the first two lines, but if you get your hands on the book and read it, you’ll forgive me. Here’s another beginning I love: “A doctor…