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Cozy Reader Giveaway — WINNERS!

I’m excited to announce that our Cozy Reader Giveaway is complete and we have eight winners! I’ll post the results below, in case you’re straining your eyes trying to read the photograph. But, even if you didn’t win–I still have good news for you. Just before typing this announcement, I received a text from my […]

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BIG “Cozy Reader” Gift Giveaway!

Love to read? Know someone who does? This may be the perfect giveaway for you. As a way to thank all of you readers out there for supporting me, I’m doing a massive giveaway. Ready? I was trying to come up with all the things you might need to make for a cozy reading experience, […]

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Hardcover Giveaway: Beyond the Ashes

What makes a reader’s heart race with joy? For some people, it’s getting their hands on a hardcover edition of a great book. They look so good on your keeper shelf, don’t they? Hardcovers are becoming difficult to find, so imagine my joy when my publisher, Abingdon Press, sent me these beautiful copies of my newest release, […]

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Book Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered to win a copy of Beyond the Ashes! I’m pleased to announce the winners are Connie Saunders, Erin Davies, Trixi O., Renee Grandinetti, and Shannon O’Neill. Winners, you’ll receive an email from Litfuse Publicity Group, or you can email your mailing address to caitlin{at}litfusegroup{dot}com to claim your prize. Even if […]

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Good News, Bad News!

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks with the launch of BEYOND THE ASHES, Book 2 in the Golden Gate Chronicles. So far it’s been well received and blog reviews are popping up all over the internet. I’m so grateful to all the diligent blog reviewers who’ve taken the time to read the book and […]

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Happy Book Birthday to BEYOND THE ASHES!

It’s HERE! Launch day for Beyond the Ashes, Golden Gate Chronicles 2, is finally here! So many of you have said to me, “I can’t wait until the next book!” Believe me, the wait is even harder on my end. I fell in love with Gerald and Ruby years ago, and I’ve been sitting on pins […]

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History in Fiction: X-ray Research

I’m a huge fan of documentaries, particularly those made by Ken Burns. His entertaining and educational style has brought history alive for recent generations. I was pleased when his documentary about Prohibition released just after I finished writing Mistaken, my debut novel. His most recent work, Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies, once again touches […]

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One Family’s Link to the 1906 Earthquake

One exciting thing about being an author is meeting readers who connect with your books because of their own family histories. After publishing my Prohibition-era novel, Mistaken, I heard from readers who remembered their parents or grandparents telling stories of illegal stills, a family bootlegger, or having worked as federal Prohibition agents. Many of these stories […]

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Remembering the 1906 Earthquake: Up from the Ashes

As many of you know, today is the anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake which occurred on April 18, 1906. All week I’ve been posting eyewitness accounts of the disaster that occurred 109 years ago. I hope you’ve enjoyed these glimpses into the lives of the people who survived. Also, in honor of the […]

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Remembering the 1906 Earthquake: The days that followed

In honor of Saturday’s anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake, I’m devoting each blog post this week to survivor stories. Today is the LAST DAY to enter the giveaway for my two novels based during the disaster, Out of the Ruins and Beyond the Ashes. Don’t miss the information at the bottom of this post. The contests will close at […]

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