Friday, June 7, 2013


As most of you probably know, the announcement went out this week about my newest project.

Author of GILT and upcoming TARNISH, Katherine Longshore's MANOR OF SECRETS, pitched as a Downtonesque story of two girls living in very different worlds within the same Edwardian country house -- and what happens when those worlds collide, to Aimee Friedman at Scholastic, by Catherine Drayton at Inkwell Management (World). (From Publisher's Marketplace).

This is the story, written from alternating points of view, of Charlotte Edmonds--the daughter of the Earl of Edenbridge--and Janie Seward--the daughter of his cook and The Manor's kitchen maid.  It has been an absolute delight to work on and a real stretch for me as a writer.  The two points of view, the completely different historical period, writing in third person.  But it has also been just plain fun--so very different to write about people who don't eventually get executed for treason. :)

I hope you enjoy it, too.  It's currently scheduled to be released in February 2014, and I'll be sure to be telling you all about it between now and then!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Two Weeks 'Til TARNISH (plus trailer!)

And things are starting to get exciting around here.  My author copies arrived last week:

Yes, I cried.

The Tudor Tuesdays blog tour is half over and has been so much fun! So far, I've shared excerpts and inspirations about Jane Boleyn, Henry Percy, George Boleyn, Henry VIII and today at Belle of the Literati, I talk about historical hindsight.  And we're giving away signed copies of TARNISH!

My blog tour will kick off next week, run by the fabulous Jaime Arnold at Rockstar Book Tours.  She's put together an amazing array of bloggers, who have asked tough questions and convinced me to write about some fascinating subjects.  Please drop by some of the posts!

Finally, today the trailer for TARNISH goes live on YouTube (eeep!).  Tell me what you think!