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I’m thrilled to show you the cover of my new novel, The Summer of Lost and Found, available in stores May 11, 2021 and ready for preorder now.   This is my 27th book, but writing The Summer of Lost and Found has been a different  journey for me. I didn’t set the story against…

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    I’m ready to reveal something big this week! And you can see it first on Friends and Fiction. Tune in for my book cover reveal this Wednesday, October 14th, 7PM ET on the Friends and Fiction Facebook Group Page.  Be sure to *join* so you can be connected to this wonderful group of readers…

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  Reading in the age of a coronavirus pandemic has been rich with diversity and surprises. The journey has lead me to a variety of books that were comforting or captivating, insightful or suspenseful, eye-opening and heart-stirring. I have found so many books that I might not have discovered before the world was told to…

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The Friends & Fiction summer schedule of guest authors is out. It’s an incredible line-up of writers joining us on Friends & Fiction. If you haven’t tuned in to our weekly Wednesday, 7PM ET live stream on Facebook, you’re missing out! Friends & Fiction is five bestselling authors and friends–me and Patti Callahan Henry, Mary…

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      We have big news for Friends & Fiction! This summer, we have special guests. Join us Wednesday, June 3rd to help us welcome Kristin Hannah. She’s the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the international blockbuster The Nightingale. Friends and Fiction is a weekly Facebook Live event…

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  SPECIAL DAY This photo marks a special day. The official launch of my new summer novel, ON OCEAN BOULEVARD and the date of the first reported sea turtle nest of the 2020 season on the Isle of Palms, South Carolina.   TURTLE LADY This is amazing for a few reasons. The Isle of Palms…

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  The Friends and Fiction weekly chat is a Facebook Live happy hour every Wednesday, 7 PM ET. It’s a highlight of my week! The ritual of logging onto my laptop to connect with readers and my writer friends Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, and Kristy Woodson Harvey is uplifting.  The weekly…

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  Beach reading season feels more important than ever. With social distancing rules still in place and many beaches still closed to the public, I’ve had many readers tell me their annual beach trips are canceled or postponed this year. “I really need your book to take me away to the beach” That comment on…

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It is the Ides of March.  Most of us are beginning to voluntarily self- isolate/quarantine ourselves and our families in hopes of containing the disease COVID-19, AKA: the coronavirus. I am so sorry for my fellow authors who have had to cancel their appearances. My apologies to all my April events that I cancelled. We…

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  The annual Wild Dunes Author Series raised a record-setting amount of money– more than $8000 –for the local literacy organization Reading Partners South Carolina. Also newsworthy, we have already set the date for the 2021 event. Keep reading for details! More than 350 people attended the January 19th event “Wild Dunes Presents: A Conversation…

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