Books on Black Friday!

In honor of Black Friday I decided to put my book on sale. But then I thought, what’s more fun than 1 book on sale? How about 8 books on sale?! So, I got together with 7 of my most talented author friends and we created this mega sale. I hope you find at least 1 book on this list you like, and don’t forget to shop for friends. All of these books can be purchased from Amazon as a gift. A Medical Affair by Anne McCarthy Strauss Is This All There Is? by Patricia Mann Deadly Secrets by Angel … Read more…

Things I could do if I didn’t drink Starbucks

If I stick to my regular, every day venti iced nonfat chai, I will spend $1635.20 on Starbucks this year. More than likely I’ll end up back at Starbucks later in the day telling myself I deserve a reward in a less calorie laden form costing somewhere around $4. If I do that a third of the year, approximately 122 days, I’ll spend another $488 and that’s assuming I am not with a Farley child who may be clamoring for a treat. Now I’ve raised my Starbucks yearly total to $2123.20. I guarantee(but I’m not checking) that it’s greater than … Read more…

Time…

It’s November already. Pictures of snow are popping up on my Facebook wall. I’m wearing my old Uggs slippers instead of my flip-flops.We’re inundated with Christmas commercials and my kids are starting to make their Christmas lists. It’s the month that’s supposed to be filled with gratitude and turkeys. And I’m still stuck in August. If I try hard enough I bet I can still find sand in my suitcase from our beach vacation. I’m certain there’s something in my house that still has the faint smell of chlorine or suntan lotion left on it. I’m not sure how time’s … Read more…

Swimming Upstream

The highly anticipated new novel from Ruth Mancini is here! Swimming Home continues the story of Lizzie from Swimming Upstream, a literary women’s fiction novel nominated for 3 awards in 2014!   About Swimming Home   Lizzie’s life hasn’t exactly gone to plan. Eighteen years ago, she made the difficult decision to leave London for Paris to escape her best friend’s fiancé, the man who’d attacked her and turned her world upside down. Secure in the belief that she and her daughter, Helena, are now safe from harm, Lizzie contemplates her future. But is the nightmare really over? When the … Read more…

The Heiress of Santorini

I feel so fortunate to be able to work with so many great authors at Booktrope. I’ve only met Angel virtually, although I might need to head to Greece to meet her in person one of these days, but she is kind-hearted and generous. I cannot wait to dig into all of her books! Angel Sefer’s third mystery romance, The Heiress of Santorini, was just published! Her first novel was a #1 best seller and Rone Award finalist. Her second novel just got a rave review in San Francisco Book Review Magazine. I think we can suspect great things from … Read more…

Peter and Heather do Halloween

Because their relationship moved so quickly, Heather still had many new things to learn about Peter. Somehow he managed to keep his penchant for Halloween bottled up until they were together for slightly less than a year. Had she realized what a maniac he was about the holiday at another point in their relationship, things may have been different. It all started around Labor Day when the first signs of Halloween stores popped up in empty storefronts. Peter took a cursory visit to each store to inspect the new merchandise. The first time Heather and the kids went with him … Read more…

Expectations

When I signed with my publisher, I expected the sun to shine a little brighter. I expected my bathroom to clean itself and the laundry to disappear. I expected my kids to stop talking back to their mother, the published author. Oh and I for sure thought I would never have to plunge another toilet. Lo and behold, none of those things happened. I still tell people way too many times a day to get their hands out of their pants. I burn cookies and mess up dinner in the crockpot. My life changed for half a second when I … Read more…

It’s official!

Booktrope has re-released my second book, The New Ever After. My head’s spinning and my feet aren’t quite touching the ground. To top it all off, my fabulous publicist just wrote a press release about my upcoming book signing at Barnes and Noble. Yes, Barnes and Noble, the bookstore I used to visit in Greenwich Village with my Dad. So I’m filled with gratitude and love. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The New Ever After Heather Meadows has been given a second chance at happiness. When her first husband passed away, she never thought she’d love again but a … Read more…

Yuck, yuck and yuck

Dear Adam, I am an adoring fan. Quite possibly one of your biggest fans, I mean who else has written a whole series of books about you? As far as I know…no one else! I’ve seen you in concert. I have multiple copies of your Sexiest Man Alive cover sitting on my desk. My kids fear I’ll meet you and never come home. I get texts, emails and phone calls from dozens of people every time you’re on television. Basically, I’m your girl and you’re my guy. Except, I don’t like your new video, Animals. Actually, I hate your new … Read more…