Category Archives: author appearance

Happy Thanksgiving + Final Book Tour Stops

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m grateful to get to spend this holiday with my good friend Brett and my family. I’m also grateful to be finishing up Six Train’s sequel and sending it to my editor next week. Most importantly, I’m grateful … Continue reading

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The End of the Book Tour

This was my last appearance in October at the Boston Book Festival in the Sisters in Crime booth. The day before I got taken down by a nasty respiratory infection. I’ve been offline most of the past 2 weeks getting … Continue reading

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Where’s Kourtney in October + What’s She Reading?

October is my busiest month this year. I’m on the road the most I’ve ever been and doing the most events in the shortest bursts of time. I always try to schedule one event a week, but well, sometimes an … Continue reading

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Launch Party, 20th Reunion, And Brooklyn Book Festival in 4 days

  This has been my last four days in photos. Now I’m gearing up for the Baltimore Book Festival this week! I’ll be there Saturday, September 26, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the Author’s Tent on Pier 1 … Continue reading

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A Great Review, a Nice Award, a Cool Q&A, and Exciting Appearances

Foreword Reviews published their review of The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts in the fall edition of Foreword Reviews and on their website. They gave it 5 hearts! https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/the-girl-who-ignored-ghosts/ *** TGWIG is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist in YA mysteries. *** … Continue reading

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The Whirlwind of TGWIG

Flash Fiction Writing Contest Update Big thank you to everyone who entered the Tell Me Your Ghost Story Contest! It closed to entries on July 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I have been reading through them all again. You made my … Continue reading

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To Leave or Not to Leave?

Every author faces this question at one event or another. Maybe there is no one at the event or the people at the event aren’t coming near the author tables. How long do you stick it out? It depends. If … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: What I’m Doing When I’m Not Writing and Teaching

I met with the owner of the lovely Gifts in a Basket at 51 North Main Street in Southington, CT, and they are now carrying signed copies of my award-winning novel, The Six Train to Wisconsin! *** I’m hard at … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts Finds a New Publisher!

So after everything that happened last year, The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts has a new publisher! It’s a small press called Beckett Publishing Group. They will be publishing The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts in August 2015! It’s the first manuscript … Continue reading

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Chocolate Expo, Sesquicentennial Planning, and an Killer Nashville Profile

On February 1st, the Chocolate Lovers’ Spring Expo is happening. It’s a really amazing event to benefit Easter Seals. For $25, you can walk around and sample chocolates and desserts from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will also be … Continue reading

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