The blog that rose from the dead…

thistimenextdoor_coverThank you for coming by my website! I’ve neglected this blog and, if you look at the post dates, that’s sadly obvious. My blog is like a friend you haven’t seen in a while and then you feel so guilty you don’t call, and next thing you know they’ve been married and divorced and you’ve got a birthday card in a drawer you meant to send them but it’s for their twenty-sixth birthday and they’ve got kids in college and now it’s REALLY too late to send it…

So, that’s what goes through my head when I think about posting on my blog. Yeah, I’m neurotic. Who knew?

Inadequate apologies out of the way, let me invite you to where I am much better at hanging out: my Facebook page. I was a slow adopter of Facebook, but now I’ve found that’s where lots of readers and writers hang out and like to interact, so now I am too. Come by. I post there often and comment upon comments upon replies.

If Facebook’s not your thing, I’m also on Twitter. I’d love to chat with readers instead of wasting my time reading political and publishing gossip, which is what I’m often doing over there. Say hi. Ask me to follow you. I like to be plugged in to other people’s lives (saves me the trouble of having one of my own.)

And now that I’ve broken the ice and mailed the twenty-year-old birthday card to my blog, hopefully I won’t be so shy about posting here more often. I’m working on a novel right now that will be out later this year. I can’t promise a date just yet, but I aim to hit publish late August or early September. I put updates on my Facebook page, so you can read about the daily progress, such as it is, over there. The next book is a follow-up to The Supermodel’s Best Friend, though the two main characters are entirely new.

The recent success of This Time Next Door has been enormously gratifying. Just yesterday it was #15 Free out of all the books in the US Kindle store, and #3 in the UK. People seem to love what I love about these characters, and I wish I could write faster. In the meantime, read the companion book to This Time, called Love Handles. Mark is adorably dorky. You’ll understand why I had to give him his own book.

Thanks again for dropping by and see you soon!