I’m thrilled to finally reveal the book cover for ON OCEAN BOULEVARD. It will be in stores in just about four months, on May 19. The cover art captures the feeling I want readers to have when they dive into the story world. Exhilaration!   ABOUT THE BOOK ON OCEAN BOULEVARD is a whole-hearted…

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Traditions are important touchstones in families.  They connect us to family values, morals, beliefs.  They keep us attuned to our ancestors. One holiday tradition of the season that I treasure is St. Nicholas Day, which we celebrate every December 6th. St. Nicholas Day is commonly celebrated in Germany and other European countries, as well as many…

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As a child I wanted to save the planet, but the problems seemed so large, so many.  I am one of ten children and my father attempted to calm me by telling me not to try to save the entire world, but instead to light one candle.  I was too young to understand the wisdom of that advice. But now I…

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This is the holiday season of love and gratitude. I have much to be thankful for this year! Thanks to YOU, dear readers, my novel Beach House for Rent climbed to #9 on the New York Times Best Seller List. I’m currently writing a new novel, Beach House Reunion, the continuation of the Beach House Series, available May 22nd. And…

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ONE WEEK. JUNE 20TH. That’s the release date of BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT. It’s a return to the beach–my beach–the Isle of Palms, where I call home. And this is a book of my heart. This week I begin a coast-to-coast book tour to share this special moment with all of you. Thank you, dear…

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I finally did it! My first Facebook Live video. And I must admit, it was actually pretty fun, and easy (except for the fact that we couldn’t get the Live video feature to work on my Facebook author page, so we did it from my Facebook conservation page instead). I must learn to speak louder next…

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Most people don’t know that titles of books are not copyrighted. For example, I could write a book titled Gone with the Wind. Surprised? I know I was when other books titled The Beach House were released! Most of the time, publishers want to avoid a title that’s already been taken, but sometimes books do…

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