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Nov 9

November 9, 2015

Contest: Win Veronika Nail Polish and Two Signed Books!

I am more than just blogging this week — I am sharing exciting contest news. A couple of weeks ago I was minding my own business when a friend, Michelle Chouinard, who happens to be a popular nail polish blogger at Lacquer or Leave Her, somehow hooked me up with Amy Milder, who makes literary-based polishes at Literary Lacquers. Amy invented two beautiful polishes based on the story of my newest novel, Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News. The…

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Mar 1

March 1, 2015

“WRITE FROM HOME” Ads Lie

Work from home! Write from the beach! Be your own boss! I’ve been seeing these ads lately on Facebook and around the internet because I guess the Google gods have figured out that I’m a writer (it’s nice to be recognized). And look how relaxed and happy those people in the ads are! I wish it were true that I have days to frolic on the beach, but that rarely happens. And I live in sunny California on a city…

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Nov 3

November 3, 2014

The Scoop on Veronika Layne

Who is Veronika Layne? She’s a sassy, tattooed, twenty-something newspaper reporter living and working at an independent community paper in a small city near San Francisco Bay. Never saw herself working for “the Man.” When her small weekly is swallowed up by Singh Media Group, that’s exactly where she ends up, though. Stuck writing fluff pieces that might as well be ads, how can she resist digging into rumors that a real estate developer is destroying native burial grounds? Warned…

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Oct 22

October 22, 2014

Getting Ready for a New Release…

My new book is coming out in a few weeks! I’ve been lucky and diligent enough over the past few years that I’ve had a new book out every fall. The newest is a change for me — chicklit. Love me some sassy singles looking for love. Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop (Booktrope 2014) is the first of several journalist adventures called the Hot off the Press series. I’ve been a journalist for many moons now and those experiences form…

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Aug 22

August 22, 2014

Where I’ve Been

Everyone says, “Oh, I’ve been so busy.” I have, too, but in a low-key way. In January of this year, my brother-in-law Dennis was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer. I had just made a rigorous plan for my books, writing, and marketing for 2014, and had gathered full momentum already. But I realized that some things are more important than writing blog posts or tweeting about my writing projects. So I put most of my work aside and made…

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