Neglect Something

cookiesWhen in doubt, neglect something. That’s my go-to strategy for dealing with holiday prep. Not “start early” or “simplify.” Those boats have sailed, my friend. I say, embrace the chaos. Accept that if you go upstairs to change over the laundry, on the way you’ll see the ornament boxes that need to go to the attic, and once you’re in the attic, you’ll find the pile of old games you intended to donate away, so they’ll come back down with you to land by the kitchen door, beside the bin… Continue reading

Emily Woo Zeller Narrates The Vault of Dreamers Audiobook


Emily Woo Zeller

Emily Woo Zeller (Photo credit: Christopher Genovese)

The Vault of Dreamers comes out in audiobook format today with an engaging, nuanced performance by narrator Emily Woo ZellerTantor Media produced the audiobook, and the sample of the recording reveals how Emily brings Rosie’s character and her world alive in a rich, new way.  So, so cool!  The audiobook is available through Tantor,  Amazon, and, too, in case you’re interested.

I had the chance to ask Emily a bit about narrating, and her answers intrigued me.… Continue reading

Post-Thanksgiving Lull

bookloversbutton1_zps101e0625This is one of my favorite days of the year, not for the shopping but for the low-key lull and all those leftovers in the fridge.  Num!  We have a layer of snow, just enough to be pretty and make me happy to stay inside, and the house is alive with company, the sort that likes to visit for a while and then snuggle up with a good book.

yara-headerThe Vault of Dreamers Blog Tour, Jean Book Nerd Version, continues right along, with stops at Book Lover’s Life for… Continue reading

Bloggers Honest and Nice

LITMEBUTTONNEW_zpsa94c52fbThe blog tour for The Vault of Dreamers, Jean Book Nerd Version proves to me once again how generous bloggers are. Each of the bloggers on my tour has volunteered her valuable time to create her post, and many of them have devoted hours to reading my novel and writing honest reviews.

SABRINAPPBUTTONChapterbyChapter2It’s refreshing to see how someone who might not normally pick up my novel responds to it. I’m so grateful!

The latest visits for the tour include Literary Meanderings, Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace, Chapter by Chapter,… Continue reading

Virtual Road Trip

Insane About BooksA Dream WithinThe Vault of Dreamers Blog Tour, Jean Book Nerd Version has taken me to two more great sites that are all about the books.  Yesterday’s visit included an excerpt and an enthusiastic review from Michele at Insane About Books, and today’s features an eclectic Top 10 list and another cool review from Stephanie at the appropriately named A Dream Within A Dream.  Check out these fabulous bloggers!

Creating a Book Playlist

VAULT_OF_DREAMERS_Tour_BannerWhen Laura from Once Upon a Twilight invited me to create a playlist for The Vault of Dreamers, I was psyched.  In fact, I had one nearly complete.  I listen to Pandora and Grooveshark often when I work, and back when I first began drafting Rosie’s story, I opened a new list on Grooveshark specifically for songs that connected me to the novel.  

PianoMost often the  songs matched a mood from the novel, or a theme or character.  “Out Here On My Own” by Irene Cara, for… Continue reading

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