Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Jennifer Robson

Jennifer Robson, the bestselling author of Somewhere in France, After the War is Over, and Moonlight Over Paris shares a few gift ideas for Valentine’s Day:  I’ve never been a fan of the inflated expectations that go along with Valentine’s Day. Should you really have to fork out $50 (or more) for droopy hothouse roses […]

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7 Tips for Writing Sequels and Follow-Ups

So you’ve finished your novel. It’s done! Complete! The end!…or is it? Do you lie awake at night with a deep nagging feeling? Do your characters run off to new adventures in your head? Susan Juby, author of The Woefield Poultry Collective, has written a much anticipate sequel, Republic of Dirt! Woefield Farm is back with Prudence and […]

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Q&A with Kristen Harnisch, author of The Vintner’s Daughter

In Kristen Harnisch‘s debut novel, seventeen-year-old Sara Thibault’s mother sells their family vineyard after her father is killed in a mudslide. But a violent tragedy compels Sara and her sister to flee to New York, forcing Sara to put aside her dream to follow in her father’s footsteps as a master winemaker. The Vintner’s Daughter is a riveting, […]

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The Story Behind the Story of “Say What You Will”

After my oldest son was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old, I joined a group of other mothers who also had very young kids with disabilities to start an afterschool center that would run classes for kids with disabilities.  In that particular group, everyone’s child was a boy except for one sweet little […]

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