A Brand New Novel
Josephine Baker, the early-20th-century African-American dancer, comic, and singer–hugely famous in Paris. Did you know that she was also a spy for the French Resistance during WWII?
I’m delighted with this lovely review of THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE. The takeaway: 4.5 stars from Meg, and praise for all aspects of my book. “This,” she writes, “is definitely a book that I am going to be thinking about for a long, long time!” Thanks, Meg! A Bookish Affair: Review: The Sharp Hook […]
Wouldn’t you love to see this message in your inbox? If you love the story of Abelard and Heloise, or historical fiction, or a great romance, or even poetry and philosophy, you’ll want to read THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE. It debuts Oct. 6, but my publisher, Simon & Schuster/Gallery, has generously offered a limited number […]
Psst! Don’t want to wait until November to read THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE? Great news!! I’ll give away 10 Advance Reading Copies in July to people who pre-order my new novel TODAY. Here’s how to qualify: Pre-order your copy of this sweeping romantic, historical novel from your favorite retailer TODAY (Friday, July 27), send me […]
The headlines say that we Americans are feeling optimistic about 2014. I know I am. I’m ready for the New Year to cut in on the twisted dance I’ve been doing with 2013, a terrible partner who keeps stepping on my toes. It’s time for merriment and joy. It’s time for 2014 to take me […]
“Jones’s excellent new historical…” That’s all I could see of the new Publishers Weekly review coming out Monday, Aug. 6., as displayed in my Google Alert. My pulse gave a little skip. Like a dog on point, as the cashier before me chatted very pleasantly about her former life in Bosnia, I focused only on […]
Does God hate women? I would say “no.” God is love, remember? It’s men who hate women — men who appropriate the religious beliefs of holy men (and ignore those of holy women) and, with the help of the sword and the iron fist, turn them from tools of liberation into tools of oppression.
Dear Reader, People believe what they want to believe. That’s something I’ve learned these past months during the controversy that has surrounded my book, “The Jewel of Medina.” Some Muslims want to believe my book is “pornographic” or that it is disrespectful to Islam because they are used to racist treatment by non-Muslims. Even more […]