This June, subscribers to the newsletter will receive special access to a free novelette, The Stolen Apocalypse, an exclusive prequel to both The Smoke Hunter and The Fire in the Glass. June, 1897. Ellie Mallory, archivist with the British Public Record Office, is attending a wedding at the stunning Christchurch Priory on the coast of […]
Can’t wait to delve in to Lily Albright’s darkly suspenseful adventure through Edwardian London? You don’t have to. I’m offering a special treat for those who pre-order The Fire in the Glass: a link to download the first four chapters for free today. This offer is open to those who pre-order the book either digitally […]
Forget Indiana Jones 5. We want to drown our crystal skull-induced sorrows with a story about our favorite badass heroine. Here’s seven reasons why Disney should pull the plug on another twenty-years-too-late Indy follow-up and give us the flick we really want to see: the Marion Ravenwood movie.
If you’re like me, you’ve read every novel in Elizabeth Peters’ beyond-delightful Amelia Peabody mystery series about eight times over. The wit! The adventure! The exotic locations, archaeological mysteries, and prolific corpses! Egyptologist Barbara Mertz (who wrote under the name Elizabeth Peters) was kind enough to give us nineteen (and a bit) Amelia adventures before […]
It’s summer! Time to pour a cocktail, kick off your shoes, and let the lawn turn into environmentally-responsible jungle. And what better way to while away those hours in the hammock than by diving into a purely entertaining read? Diving into a whole pile of them, of course! The following are my utterly arbitrary picks […]
Romance novels get a lot of crap. Very Serious Readers are inclined to label them ‘trash’, as though the 74.8 million women (and men) who read them each year either have poor taste or simply aren’t bright enough to appreciate Real Literature. Well, that’s a load of bollocks. But perhaps even more insidious is the […]
We’ve finally made it, kids: The Smoke Hunter launches today! In between jumping up and down like a teenager at a Bieber concert, I have a few things up my sleeve for launch week.
Today, I’m working on a new protagonist. Forget Pygmalion. Creating the central persona of your novel is more like being a five-year-old with a tub of Play-Doh. Grand ambitions abound, but your elephant often ends up looking more like a lumpy purple rock. Secondary characters are soooo much easier to create. Distinct and quirky personalities […]