There’s nothing quite like release day—and when it’s the last book in a series, the day becomes a little bittersweet. I hope you’ll enjoy the culmination of Gloria’s adventure, (find it here). I had such fun writing it, to say nothing of the research on battle scenes and cannons! While all good things must come…

As many of you know, I want to make my books available to readers in the formats they want to read. This means digital, print, audiobooks, and translations. I’m delighted to announce that today, La Dame aux Artifices, book one in the Magnificent Devices series, is available to French language speakers! Thanks go to  Frédérique…

I’m a visual person—nothing makes me happier than getting my cover art, and nothing untangles a plot knot faster than drawing a map on a paper placemat (romance and YA author Linda McGinnis keeps me well supplied with those for just this purpose). For most of my life, though, I couldn’t draw a straight line with…

There is something so exciting about getting a new cover from the designer—maybe because it’s the first step toward opening that cover to dive into the story inside. (I’m swirling in the morass that is the actual draft at the moment, so I’m speaking metaphorically here.) Anyway—here it is! The cover for Fields of Gold. Originally I…

I just spent five hours on the Grants.gov website, which involved filling out three forms, creating three documents, and logging in at least 20 times. And I thought the Copyright Office’s website was bad! At least you don’t have to re-login every time you hit a button. Whoever is doing the programming for the feds, they…