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A New Book Underway

Hello, friends! Long time no post.   It’s not that I haven’t been writing….I have.  I have been experimenting with some new forms of work, largely some older young adult novels, which are super gratifying because the readers are deeply enthusiastic. But I’ve been working in fits and starts on a book that I’ve finally […]

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December 6, 2016

New book!

We’ve been tussling over the title of my next book for Bantam, but I’m happy to say I now have both a title and a date!  Look for THE ALL YOU CAN DREAM BUFFET in May 2014. It’s the story of four food bloggers who meet at a lavender farm and discover …well, you’ll just […]

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June 11, 2013

RITA Award Hall of Fame Edition

Some of you have seen the news elsewhere, but it did seem there should be an official announcement.  How To Bake A Perfect Life won the RITA from Romance Writers of America last week, a third win in its category. That means, my friends, that I was inducted into the Romance Writers Hall of Fame.  It […]

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August 5, 2012

The Garden of Happy Endings is now available!

It seems like it’s been a long wait for this novel about sisters, second chances, and a community garden, but it is finally here.  Read more about it here:

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April 22, 2012

How to Bake a Perfect Life a RITA finalist!

I’m delighted to announce that my book, How to Bake a Perfect Life, is a RITA finalist for 2012.  The winners will be announced July 28, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  Read more about it:

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April 22, 2012

Win a Nook or a Kindle before Christmas!

A chance to win a Nook or Kindle before Christmas I’m giving away one Nook and one Kindle this Christmas season. All you have to do to be eligible is join my mailing list. Go here:

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December 7, 2011

The simple pleasure of tea

A reader wrote to me recently with these comments:   I just finished another of your books and I really enjoy them……In your stories the women drink a variety of teas…..I’d like to find a good breakfast tea to replace coffee in the morning, is there one that you would recommend? So many choices on the shelves its […]

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August 30, 2011

Posting at The Lipstick Chronicles

  If you only read my blog here, you would think I had disappeared into the far reaches of Tasmania, but in fact, dear readers, I have been blogging twice a month at The Lipstick Chronicles, with a group of very entertaining and interesting women writers.  I am posting there the first and third Friday […]

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July 21, 2011

Gardens and Rhubarb

You may not know that I blog regularly in several other places. One of them is at The Lipstick Chronicles, every other Friday (alternating with such luminaries as Joshilyn Jackson and Diane Chamberlain).  This morning, I have posted a story of my grandmother, a garden we grew, and my hatred of rhubarb.  Don’t miss the […]

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March 11, 2011
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