December 2014
First Frost will published on January 20, 2015! Get ready to return to the world of the Waverleys! Sign up for my e-newsletter if you'd like a reminder on pub day.

Watch the fabulous First Frost book trailer here and read the entire first chapter here. You can enter to win an iPad mini in the lovely Goodreads First Frost Challenge here.

And don't forget that Lost Lake will be brand new in paperback on January 6, 2015. It will be full of special extras like a conversation with the author, a deleted scene, recommended reading, and more! Preorder today! It will be perfect for your holiday hangover.

I hope you have a magical holiday and a happy New Year! Check back for tour dates for my quick First Frost tour. If I'm not coming to a city near you, for the first few weeks in January I'll have a link to pre-order autographed and personalized copies of First Frost though my local Indie bookstore, Malaprop's!

September 2014
My new book is titled FIRST FROST, and it will be out in January 2015! The Waverleys are back! Look for more news and a big website update soon!

June 2014

Lost Lake debuted at number 5 in hardcover on the New York Times Bestsellers list! Thank you, readers, for getting Lost with me. Look for the paperback of Lost Lake in January of next year.

Also in January of next year, my NEXT NEW NOVEL will be released! This one is special to me for many reasons, and I can't wait to share more with you! Be sure to sign up for my newsletter here to be the first to know.

In the meantime, since summer is upon us, I hope Lost Lake is on your beach read list. Inspired by the summer lakeside setting of the book, I've created a Lost Lake board on Pinterest with themes and recipes from the book, so you can throw your own Lost Lake party. Enjoy!

January 2014
Happy New Year! The Lost Lake pub date is finally here! It will be released January 21, 2014.

If you can't make it to any of my tour dates, Malaprop's Bookstore in my hometown of Asheville is taking pre-orders for autographed copies of Lost Lake. I will sign them on Tuesday, January 21, to be mailed the same day. Here's the link to pre-order from Malaprops. Be sure to put if, and how, you'd like your copy personalized in "Order Comments" when you reach the order page. Otherwise, your copy will simply arrive autographed. If you'd like to place your order by phone, call Malaprop's at: 828-254-6734. Offer ends on Monday, January 20.

Here are some early book tour dates. More to come!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 7:30PM
Quail Ridge Books & Music,
3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC, US

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:00PM
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC, US

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 2:00PM
McIntyre's Books
220 Market Street, Pittsboro, NC, US

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 7:00PM
Barnes & Noble
3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro, NC, US

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 6:30PM
FoxTale Book Shoppe
105 East Main Street, Woodstock, GA, US

Tuesday, February 07, 2014 - 12 noon
1100 Woods Crossing Road, Greenville, SC, US
{This is a ticketed Book Your Lunch luncheon sponsored by Fiction Addiction}

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 4:00PM
The Big Book Club Getaway at the Mohegan Sun
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT, US
{This is a ticketed, multi-author event at the Mohegan Sun resort}

November/December 2013
I hope everyone has a safe, magical holiday!  After the holidays are over, look for a warm respite in Lost Lake, my new book on sale January 21, 2014.  Perfect for your holiday hangover.  You can pre-order now from AmazonB&N, or from your local Indie Bookstore.  I'll be posting my tour dates here early in the New Year, so be sure to check back to see if I'm coming to a bookstore near you!

October 2013
This just in! The release date for Lost Lake has changed! It will be released three weeks earlier than the original pub date. So mark your calendars: on January 21, 2014 Lost Lake will be published!.

My publisher has teamed with Goodreads on a terrific giveaway called the Dream Big Challenge. Enter to win an iPad Mini and an autographed copy of Lost Lake! Open to US residents only and ends December 2, 2013.

September 2013
Some exciting things will be happening with Lost Lake on in October! Look for more info next month. Here's the Lost Lake page on Goodreads if you want to add the book to your to-read shelf.

I wrote an e-short story tie-in to Lost Lake called WAKING KATE, now available electronically for free. Not all the links are up, but Amazon has an early link here.

I have a Pinterest page, for fellow pinners out there. I created a board with some Lost Lake book hints!

More fun things to come!

July 2013
Lost Lake cover and pre-order info now up!

June 2013
Lost Lake finally has an official pub date! February 11, 2014! Two months later than the 2013 date originally planned, but it leaves plenty of time for fun things to happen in the meantime. Stay tuned!

January 2013
Happy New Year! I hope it's a happy, hopeful, magical one for you all. That sneak peek of my new book is still coming, just a little later than expected. Stay tuned! Lost Lake will likely be published in late fall/early winter of 2013... in the meantime there will be sneak peeks, contests and original short stories to help get you through the year. More to come.

October 2012
I've finally finished my new book Lost Lake (the title could change, but that's the official one for now) which means the publishing wheels are starting to turn! When I know more, I'll be sure to share. In the meantime, sign up for my e-newsletter and there might be a holiday surprise in your inbox in the form of the first chapter!

On a personal note, I'm coming up on my first anniversary of being cancer-free. 2011 was not a great year for me (scroll down to the October 2011 news entry for the explanation of my diagnosis and treatment). 2012 has been infinitely better, and I was so glad I could get back to work and finish this new novel. I'm so excited about it. Thank you to all my kind readers who have written me and kept me in your prayers. I am grateful beyond measure. 2013 is going to be fabulous.

January 2012
Happy New Year!  The Peach Keeper is now on sale in paperback!  Check it out!

My next book is currently titled Lost Lake and will be released in 2013.  Check back in the coming months for more info, or sign up for my newsletter!

October 2011
Look for The Peach Keeper new in paperback on January 10, 2012!

I was diagnosed with breast cancer early this year and finally finished treatment this month! You can read about my diagnosis, chemo and radiation on Facebook. Thanks to everyone for your good thoughts and wishes. I'm doing great.

April 2011
The Peach Keeper in hardcover and The Girl Who Chased the Moon in paperback both hit the New York Times Bestseller List.

March 2011
My new novel, The Peach Keeper, is now on sale!

February 2011
The Girl Who Chased the Moon is new in paperback with a gorgeous new cover. It also contains recipes, book club questions, and an excerpt of my March 22 release, The Peach Keeper!

November 2010
My website has a whole new design! Click around and see what's new.

Check out my new contest -- Enter to win limited edition Yankee Candles with my book covers on them!

My new book, The Peach Keeper, will be released March 22, 2011. Look for excerpts and special extras early next year!

August 2010
My new novel, The Peach Keeper, will be released in March 2011. Stay tuned for more details, plus a new website design in the coming months! If you'd like an alert when the info will be up, be sure to sign up for my newsletter.

March 2010
The Girl Who Chased the Moon debuts at #10 on The New York Times Bestseller list.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon is now on sale!

Check out my Spring tour dates on my Facebook fan page or my Random House author tour page.

January 2010
All the Extra Goodies are now up on The Girl Who Chased the Moon page, including the first chapter of the book!

Check out the new printable guides and recipes on the Book Club page.

October 2009
The first The Girl Who Chased the Moon contest is up! Enter to win the charm bracelet full of secrets featured in the book.

Want a reminder when The Girl Who Chased the Moon is released? Sign up for my newsletter! There will be an announcement sent to you on the release date!

The new virtual tour of downtown Mullaby, NC -- the town featured in The Girl Who Chased the Moon -- is now up! Click around the mysterious town and find clues about the book, mini excerpts, cake recipes and more!

September 2009
The Girl Who Chased the Moon has a beautiful new cover! Check it out.

July 2009
Are you on Facebook yet? I update often there. Come friend me and join my fan club page.

May 2009
The Sugar Queen is nominated for the 2009 Book Award by the Southern Independent Booksellers Association.

The Sugar Queen wins the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Women's Fiction.

April 14, 2009
The Sugar Queen paperback on sale in the US, full of extras and with a beautiful new fairytale cover.

April 2009
My website has a whole new design! Click around and see what's new!


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