In The Handbasket: The Spellbinding Tia Nevitt

December 21, 2010 by - 6 Comments

From Writing Book Reviews to Reading Reviews of My Book Hi, everyone, and thank you, Laura, for inviting me to your blog. First, I want to state right away that Laura and I write in entirely different genres. She (as I’m sure you know) writes creepy horror stories, and my story, THE SEVENFOLD SPELL, is …Read More

In the Handbasket: Megan Kelley Hall

August 10, 2009 by - 7 Comments

Not everyone has been as lazy as I’ve been this summer! Last week Megan Kelley Hall released The Lost Sister, a follow-up to her 2008 YA suspense novel about mean girls, Sisters of Misery. But before you read Megan’s amazing path to publication, you should know that she started out writing freelance for Elle, Glamour, …Read More

In the Handbasket: Michael Palmer

March 10, 2009 by - 5 Comments

At Thrillerfest this past summer I was thoroughly charmed by the devilishly handsome author/physician Michael Palmer. By the time a writer has published fourteen bestselling novels that have been translated into some thirty-five languages, one would think he might be a little, well, inaccessible. Not so, Michael Palmer. You can find out what he’s up …Read More

In the Handbasket: CJ Lyons

January 29, 2009 by -

I can’t believe it’s already time to have my friend CJ back in the Handbasket. Her debut novel, Lifelines, came out last March, and her second novel, Warning Signs, was published on Tuesday. I’m thrilled to have her back at the blog, and totally psyched about seeing her at next week’s Love Is Murder Conference …Read More

In the Handbasket: Jenny Gardiner

December 19, 2008 by - 5 Comments

Jenny Gardiner’s debut novel Sleeping With Ward Cleaver came out in January, but for whatever reason Jenny and I never could coordinate our schedules so she could visit the Handbasket. I’m thrilled to have her here now to tell us a very timely holiday story. More about Jenny after her post. And be sure to …Read More

In the Handbasket: Caroline Leavitt

November 21, 2008 by - 3 Comments

Caroline Leavitt is one busy writer. Her ninth(!) novel, Breathe, is set to be published by Algonquin Books in 2010 (read her very revealing interview about it here). In the meantime, she reviews for People and Dame Magazines, writes a regular column for the Boston Globe, does freelance manuscript consulting, teaches novel writing at UCLA …Read More

In The Handbasket: Tish Cohen

August 12, 2008 by - 3 Comments

The writing world is like an enormous, small town. So even though she lives north of the border, I got to know Tish Cohen this past winter when she generously pitched in to make our blog day for Patry Francis such a huge success. It’s been a busy few years for Cohen. Even before her …Read More

Meet Susan Arnout Smith!

June 21, 2008 by -

I am possibly the only person on the planet who traveled to Anchorage, Alaska and didn’t see a live moose. I may have seen Denali in the distance from my hotel window, but I really can’t be sure. My week in Anchorage, back in September, was spent hurrying between the Sheraton(?) and the Convention Center …Read More