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When a Character Has a Real Tombstone…

When I was getting ready to write The Elderly Earl’s Estate, set in Ireland, my next-door neighbor put me in touch with the Irish Consul here in Austin. The gentleman in that office at the time suggested I put Lady … Continue reading

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How Do You Choose a Book’s Voice?

Today’s book tour stop is a special one. They asked for the guest post to be written from a character’s Point-of-View. Of course, Jo volunteered. 😉 The PoV that you choose for a particular piece can define how your reader … Continue reading

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How Do You Get Engagement?

This is a question for all the bigger bloggers out there. I am starting to look forward to the daily posts, but it’s hard to tell if they are reaching anyone, or if I am mostly talking to myself. I … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different…

There’s no tour stop today, so I thought I would do something else. Couldn’t leave you completely hanging, could I? Here’s a sneak peek at the new book–it will still be in edits for a while–and remember, it is a … Continue reading

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Another Nice Review Today…and a Guilty Confession ;)

This time at Sefina Hawke’s Books. So far, everyone seems as fond of Jo as I am. Have you ever had a character that you identify with so strongly he or she almost feels like family? I know a writer … Continue reading

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Today’s Tour Stop

Today, the Virtual Train (I picture this as a journey cross country in Alistair’s new Steam train…oh, you don’t know about that? Read about it here) stops at the charming Storeybook Reviews for a Top Ten list of characters in … Continue reading

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Back on Tour!

My Virtual Book Tour picks up again today with an interview at The Writer’s Life eZine. I had a lot of fun answering their questions, and hope you find it interesting. Does anyone else worry when doing a spate of … Continue reading

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Here’s Today’s Stop

If you haven’t already done so, here’s your chance to read the first chapter of The Marvelous Mechanical Man and see if you like it. This excerpt also features the first snippet of Calico Kate and the River of Gold. … Continue reading

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Today’s Stop — PUYB Virtual Book Club

The first stop on our Virtual Book Tour is, fittingly enough, Pump Up Your Book’s own Virtual Book Club. I love the Oscar Wilde quote on the top of the page…I certainly feel that way. Drop by and leave a … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Tour for The Marvelous Mechanical Man Starts Monday!

I’ve had a tour with Pump Up Your Book! before. It’s a lot of fun and hopefully will draw in some new fans. Repasting the schedule here, because I know I have other things to talk about on the main … Continue reading

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