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Book signing: so many thanks…

It was great! Because many people made it so. First, Eileen Lynch and all the staff at Dutton’s, who organized the event at such a difficult time for them and the store. And Marie-Ho Halty, of the French Consulate, Patrick Caraco, of the Union des Francais a l’Etranger, Amelia of BonjourLA.com, who all helped spread […]

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Saint Rita of Cascia, patroness of lost causes

This is the most personal post I will have written for this blog, but, as my publication date draws ever closer (tomorrow, in fact) I find it impossible not to mention Saint Rita. A few years ago, while I was writing Mistress of the Revolution, things were not going well in my life. At that […]

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Fragonard at the Getty Center: Allegories of Love

I said earlier that I would report on the Fragonard exhibition when I returned to Los Angeles. Well, I am a woman of my word. Not that going to the Getty required too much of an effort. The weather here is balmy, as though to make me me feel how foolish I am to spend […]

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A week of joys: Mistress printed, selected as Editors’ Choice Title by Historical Novels Review

I was on the phone with my Mom this morning when the bell to my apartment rang. It was the FedEx guy.  I did not know what to expect and opened the package. Surprise! Two final copies of Mistress of the Revolution, sent my Julie Doughty, my editor at Dutton. Not galleys. Final copies, the […]

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Demystifying publishing jargon: “galleys”

If anyone had mentioned galleys to me a year ago, I would have thought of ancient ships powered by oarsmen, Ben-Hur style. But one year is a long time. Now I know better. In the publishing world, galleys, or uncorrected proofs, or advance reading copies, or ARCs, are created by the publisher months before the […]

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