Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Layla

As we move forward in our character profiles, we are going to be introduced to a few new characters. Since the core family of the original is not a biological family in Phi Alpha Pi, this allowed me the chance to explore what type of family Lizbeth would have. For the next few profiles, weRead more

Not A Book Tour

Not A Book Tour: Miami

I had a lot of reasons to be in Miami this past October.  While my trip to Vermont had almost no relation to writing (unless I write a story about driving through Vermont), my trip to Miami was full of writing related activities. The main reason I went to Miami when I did was toRead more

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Coming Before 2018: Audiobook and A Little More…

I am super excited about this.  It has been nearly 6 months since Modern Persuasion was released and it has been a whirlwind of activity.  I have learned so much about publishing in this time.  Surprisingly, I have learned a lot about me as well… like that I’m not great at face-to-face marketing.  There isRead more

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Not A Blog Tour: The Rotary Club in Lowell

It’s always fascinating to see the web of my world come to life.  Yes, I didn’t grow up in Massachusetts, but my mother did and my parents lived here for quite a while before we moved to Miami.  Even now, after 15 years, I have connections where I least expect it.  One of those connectionsRead more

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The Modern Persuasion Book Trailer

One of the things I love, as a reader, is a book trailer.  It sets the tone for the book and provides a preview of what is going to happen.  It was intimidating to think about and things were too crazy in April and May to consider one.  As I work on Phi Alpha Pi,Read more

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Going to My First Book Club

One of the most enjoyable parts of promoting Modern Persuasion is connecting with new people and talking with them. One way I have done that has been going to book clubs. My own book club session doesn’t really count. These are women I know and love. They helped me prepare for other book clubs andRead more

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Book Tour Stop: New York City- May 2017

It felt like forever since I had been to New York City, but it had only been 2 years.  It was a crazy two years, but that’s not really a long time to have not been able to visit.  I shared a lot of my NYC photos on Instagram, but I didn’t share everything.  IfRead more

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Modern Persuasion, Emma, and Book Tours

Publishers and editors typically have nothing to do with book tours. I learned this as I asked authors, publicists, and publishers during my research for Modern Persuasion. Can you imagine how frustrated I was when I learned this? It put me in a small tail spin because, since I had quickly written my first draft,Read more

Pinterest Board of the Month

Pinterest Board of the Month: Cuppa Tea

Today I am sharing the monthly Pinterest board from my account.  It’s all related to tea and it’s role in Modern Persuasion! Actually, I called the board “Cup cup cup cup tea tea tea tea.” It’s the chant that Emma (and Fredrick) keep saying. It’s originally from My Fair Lady.  As a tea drinker myself,Read more