Spooktacular October Giveaway!

October is one of my favorite months. I love the fall colors, the crisp air, the anticipation of holidays. And I've always been a fan of the "spooktacular" aspects of Halloween. So, this October, as I'm celebrating a little more than 6 months of THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE, I'm running a spooktacular and creeptastic giveaway - just in time for Halloween! You'll find the entry … [Read more...]

Meet Me at the Crossroads!

This week I'm participating in a Halloween event...the Crossroads! It's perfect for the spooky stuff that I've got going in The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle. A collection of authors with creepy/spooky/horror/mystery books like The Charmed Children is hosting the Crossroads blog tour and giveaway. I'm on Judith Graves' blog today, and you can follow the tour path from there. There … [Read more...]

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle – Preview

My next novel, The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle (out from Viking 3/15/16), is a middle grade mystery that's part fantasy, part historical fiction. It's set in Scotland in 1940, although it also contains a parallel story in a much earlier timeline. I thought it would be fun to run a series of blog posts on both the historical context of the novel, and the setting itself, as well as some of … [Read more...]

FORGIVEN Giveaway – Kindle Free Download and Goodreads Giveaway!

In conjunction with my posts about San Francisco in 1906, the setting of my novel FORGIVEN - and particularly for those wonderful librarians heading to ALA San Francisco - I'm running a giveaway for hard copies...and a freebie on ebook copies! Now you'll know what to read on the plane - FORGIVEN, after all, is set in the city by the bay. Please do spread the word about this opportunity. Best of … [Read more...]