One day at a time

Amid this week’s tumultuous current events, I’ve been working through the galleys of The Women of the Copper Country, which will be published on August 6th this year. Galley proofs are the preliminary versions of publications meant for review by authors, printed up with extra-wide margins so we can pencil in changes and clarifications. Most … Read more…

Books make good gifts!

If you’d like autographed or personalized copies of my books to give this holiday season, you can order them from Mac’s Backs/Books on Coventry, a local independent bookstore that makes the process easy. You order what you’d like, the staff brings the books to my home for me to sign, and then they’ll mail them … Read more…

A book by any other name

Titles are hard. An author routinely makes about 200,000 individual decisions about what goes into a novel and what comes out, but those last few words are a group project involving the author, the editor, the marketing department, and the art director. A book’s title has to reflect the story, but it also has to … Read more…

Not on my watch.

If you’ve read more than one of my books, you probably won’t be surprised by my politics. If you follow me on Facebook, you certainly know where I stand in great and vivid detail. Ordinarily I confine this blog to book-related posts. Today, I can’t remain silent. When I was writing A Thread of Grace, … Read more…

SOLD!

Two months ago, I wrote that my agents had sent Unremembered Lives out to publishers. In that blog, I compared the publishing process to selling a house. Well, last month, the right buyer took a good look at the property and said, “I love this. Let’s talk.” Tara Parsons is the editor-in-chief at Touchstone Books, … Read more…