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frequently asked questions and contact info
*I'm a reviewer and I'd like to have an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of your new book. How do I get one?
Contact Berkley Prime Crime’s publicity department. They handle the distribution of ARCs, as well as review copies of my other books.
*How do I schedule you for a book signing, conference, appearance or speaking engagement?
All requests must go through Berkley Prime Crime, please. Requests sent to me personally often get snagged in my spam filters.
*In the cupcake series, have you baked all of the recipes listed in the books?
Heck, yeah! One of my favorite parts about writing this
series is the “research and development” portion (i.e. baking in my kitchen)!
*What are you working on now?
I'm working on the fifth mystery in the Library Lover's mystery series ON BORROWED TIME. I always enjoy time spent in Briar Creek.
*When are your next appearances? Will you be coming to my city?
I try to keep an updated list of signings and appearances on my Events page. If you'd like me to come to your city, let your local bookstores know!
*How long did it take for you to get published? What advice can you give me on writing a book?
I decided to be a writer when I was sixteen. I didn’t actually write anything until I was twenty-five. I sold my first book when I was thirty-three. So, you can see it was a long and winding journey to being published. My advice: Get your butt in the chair every day, write every day, then, when your work is the absolute best it can be, submit to publishers/agents who publish/represent what you write. Then do it all over again until you wear them down into publishing you. Hey, it worked for me.
*Will you read my manuscript?
For legal reasons, I can only read work that comes through an official request. If you have an upcoming book you'd like me to read for a possible quote, please have your agent or editor contact my agent or editor.
*Why haven't you answered my e-mail?
The sheer volume of e-mail I receive has made it impossible for me to answer it all but I do read it all. If you have questions, be sure to check the FAQs. And thank you so much for writing. Readers, you are the frosting on my cupcake!
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