Category Archives: St. Martin’s Press


Did she say giveaway? Yes, I did! St. Martin’s Press and Goodreads have joined together to offer an awesome, awesome giveway! That’s a lot of awesome. What’s up for grabs? 100 FREE copies of The Trouble With Fate, that’s what. Did she … Continue reading

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Hold onto your Hat! 1+1+1+1=4

So, there I was. At the condo in Florida, all on my lonesome. Grinning stupidly at nothing in particular, still feeling wonderful because Holly had just sent back her final comment on the revision from hell, and it was basically … Continue reading

Posted in Bella Pagan, Holly Blanck, Leigh Evans, RWA 2012, St. Martin's Press, The Thing about Werewolves, The Trouble With Fate | 8 Comments

In praise of Holly Blanck

I really hated being edited. I fumed, I sulked, I muttered darkly. I thought my editor, Holly Blanck, was wrong, wrong, wrong. How on earth could she pronounce the book as”wonderful” then tell me it needed major surgery? How could she … Continue reading

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What does hell look like?

Ladies and Gentlemen–I present to you, my version of Hell. Finished? Okay, now I’ll explain. I am one of the lucky ones. My first novel won me a contest which led to Deidre Knight offering me representation. Then–Holy Hannah!–what followed … Continue reading

Posted in Deidre Knight, Hedi Peacock, Holly Blanck, St. Martin's Press, The Trouble With Fate | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Cover, cover!

The Trouble With Fate Well, here’s the good thing that happened to me a couple of weeks ago that I wasn’t able to talk about:  St. Martin’s Press has added another cover to THE TROUBLE WITH FATE. Here’s the outside cover. Now, … Continue reading

Posted in Leigh Evans, Mystwalker, St. Martin's Press, The Trouble With Fate, urban fantasy | 7 Comments

The Horrible, Soul-Sucking Misery (and Joy) of Revision

Writing is revision. Some writers require less of it. Some more. I fall into the last category. I’ve rewritten, revised, added to, cut out and re-edited THE TROUBLE WITH FATE eight times to date. That’s high. But it was my … Continue reading

Posted in Hedi Peacock, St. Martin's Press, The Thing about Werewolves, The Trouble With Fate | 9 Comments

Glory be, here come the edits.

Last Thursday I received my first, real-life edits.  My heart was going pitty-pat as I tore open the package. First impressions: my book looked fatter than I remembered, St. Martin’s Press’ letterhead was very nice, and Holly’s handwriting was nice and round. … Continue reading

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