Star of the North

THE GOOD GIRL is set in the city and surrounding suburbs of Chicago, as well as the remote wilderness of northern Minnesota. As a Chicagoan, it’s clear why I set the novel here, in my hometown, and yet I’m asked quite frequently: Why Minnesota? Until very recently I had never been to the town of

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On the Eve of Book Launch

Tomorrow THE GOOD GIRL hits store shelves. I’ve been waiting for this day since I sold my novel to Harlequin MIRA on December 19, 2012 – 587 days ago. For 587 days, some portion of my mind has been asking the question: what will happen when THE GOOD GIRL goes on sale? Will people like

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It’s Quiet

As I sat down for lunch the other day, staring down a very adult-like spinach salad and not the usual PB&J, it occurred to me: it’s quiet. The TV was off, and there weren’t the usual sounds of singing, screaming, laughing kids that fill my home. I was at the kitchen table, all alone. There

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Books to Read in 2015

One of the perks of being an author is getting my hands on early editions of others’ works before they’re released. Below are five novels releasing in 2015, which are sure to be hits. So thankful to the authors and publishers for sending me copies of these books. I devoured every one of them, and

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