• From the award-winning author of the controversial international bestseller The Jewel of Medina, a historical novel that chronicles the lives of four sisters, all daughters of Beatrice of Provence—all of whom became queens in medieval Europe.

    When Beatrice of Savoy, countess of Provence, sends her four beautiful, accomplished daughters to become queens, she admonishes them: Family comes first. As a result...READ MORE

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Writers’ Night in Paris!

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For an American writer, it’s a dream come true: being invited to speak and read in Paris. On Friday, July 10, 2015, I was honored to join the very talentedauthors Reine Arcache Melvin and Heather Stimmler-Hall in a lively Q&A … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Authors, Quit Your Jobs!

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  As the author of five published historical fiction books including my latest,  THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE, I seem to evoke a certain starry-eyed envy among would-be authors who dream of riches and days spent working at home in … Continue reading

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Does Joyce Carol Oates Promote Her Books?

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I really hate making everything all about me. On my social media sites, my friends and followers must be grinding their teeth in boredom right now, sick to death of hearing about my new book only two weeks after its … Continue reading

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5 Things Literary Agents Do For Authors

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In these times when anyone can publish a book with the click of a mouse, finding a literary agent is too often an afterthought, or no thought at all. Just as most of us wouldn’t go to court without a … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life: Hob-Nobbing with Authors at RWA 2013

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I had a blast at the 2013 Romance Writers of America Conference in Atlanta last week, hobnobbing with romance authors, signing my FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS, dining with one of my favorite book bloggers, moderating and participating on a panel … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo and Me

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It’s National Novel Writing Month — NaNoWriMo — and I’m supposed to be writing my novel right now, even as falling leaves continue to blanket my front yard and sidewalk and my garden waits for me to mix compost into … Continue reading

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A Room of One’s Own

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After working at home for seven years — and loving every minute of it — I have decided to look for a studio elsewhere. The reasons for this are complicated, and have much to do with my new domestic partnership … Continue reading

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Help! My Character Wants to Kill Me

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Have I created a monster? Last night, Blanche de Castille – the White Queen of France and the evil mother-in-law in my forthcoming novel “Four Sisters, All Queens” – tried to kill me. I don’t recall what I did to … Continue reading

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Start Writing, or Shut Up!

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Dear Reader, If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard someone say, “I want to write, but I can’t find the time,” I’d be richer than J.K. Rowling, who, I’m pretty sure, has never made this complaint. Usually, … Continue reading

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"Blog" rhymes with "slog," and with good reason

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Blog, blog, blog! Lots of writers are blogging their fingers to the bone, and for what? In hopes of stimulating sales of their books, that’s what. But — is there a better way to hook readers into your work? Read … Continue reading

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