I have loved reading all the Mother’s Day tributes out on social media.  A common trend this year is talking about what you may have learned from your mom.   There were many posts with words of wisdom passed along, but for me, most of what


To say I fell in love with the artwork produced for THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET’s Trio 2018 exhibit doesn’t really describe all I felt when I first set eyes on this piece.  Cyndi Hoelzle is the artist and she was kind enough to share the process



I’m excited to share that in two weeks, on June 16th, I’ll once again start First Sentence Fridays as a way to introduce readers to my next book, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET.  Just like with THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE, once a week, I’ll post


Today’s the day! The Fall/Winter 2017 Buzz Books catalog published by Publisher’s Marketplace and featuring the top forty titles for the season is now available. What you want to know is this catalog contains the first chapter of my next book, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET. 


My word, y’all.  There has been so much pouring in, I figured I better do a post just to make sure I’m able to keep track of it myself!  Some of this will be a repeat for a few of you, but hey, good news


21
Mar

Dear Betsy

…how you honored me today with this!!! For years, I’ve followed agent Betsy Lerner’s blog – make that agent extraordinaire, i.e., also writer, poet, and of late, fierce bridge player. Writers follow agent blogs for many reasons.  Some want the inside “scoop” on publishing, some


12
Jan

Kodachrome

I got a new camera for Christmas.  My husband can’t stand to see me struggle over anything, and although I never complain, there must be a look.  A frustrated glaring at whatever device I’m mangling into some modicum of acceptable performance. For instance, he gave


Fyi, y’all. My website is undergoing an overhaul – this time not by me, but by professionals. Amen to that! As much as I like plunking around and figuring out themes for a new look on occasion, the end result never quite meets my expectations



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Nov

BIG NEWS!!!

Amazon (!!!) has selected The Education of Dixie Dupree as their “Debut Spotlight” book along with being on their list of TOP 10 Picks for November!   Save


Can you believe it? It’s THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE Release Day! I sincerely appreciate your support, thoughtful comments and shared excitement throughout the last 19 months.  Thank you from me, and from Dixie. This is a collage of moments, pictures to capture my journey


Folks, I’ve made it. I have arrived.  🙂 Well, that’s more or less what one of my writer friends (Micki, I’m looking at you) tweeted out; “You know you’ve made it when @Janet_Reid offers a contest in your honor!” And yes, indeed Ms. Janet, NYC


I’m providing my first newspaper interview since many of you who follow the blog aren’t connected with me on Facebook, or on Twitter where it was shared.  I thought you’d like to read it. Enjoy! clip-Daily Record-FeatureAug2016-DIXIE DUPREE


As I get closer to the publication date of my debut novel, I’ve been thinking of different ways to entice readers, to build a little suspense, and most importantly, share a tiny bit of the story within that beautiful, most awesome cover created by the


Susan Wiggs’ blurb about THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE begins with this, “Open your heart to Dixie Dupree.” I love the quote in it’s entirety, but this little snippet truly captures how I personally feel when I think of my book in a future reader’s


For the next few months, there will be opportunities to win an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE! The next is my first Goodreads giveaway set up by Digital Sales and Marketing at Kensington.  This contest will run from May 11th


UPDATE:  FYI One of this morning’s winners, Ginger Martin, a friend of mine from my Nortel days, has graciously declined her ARC – which means I can give it to the next person who provided the right answer within the earliest time frame. Her reasoning? 


Okay, ya’ll.  I’m sorry for making this harder than I expected.  What was I thinking???  No winners, but thank you for making me laugh with some of your guesses. I could drag this on just to see what you come up with next, but I


Would you like a sneak peek at THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE?  This is your chance to win a signed advance reader copy! The “contest” starts now (soon as I hit publish!) and goes on until I have three winners! The first three people to


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