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I’m so very excited to share my next novel, IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE, an audacious tale of feminine rage about one of the most prolific female serial killers in American history — and the men who drove her to … Continue reading

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YOU LET ME IN is OUT in the UK!

I am so very proud and pleased to announce that You Let Me In is out in the world! It was published in the UK this week, and will be out in the US next month. Praise for You Let … Continue reading

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YOU LET ME IN Looks Gorgeous!

Over the last few months, my twisty faerie book, YOU LET ME IN, has taken shape, both inside and out. Here are all the beautiful covers together (US, UK and Germany): You Let Me In delivers a stunning tale from debut … Continue reading

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I’m SO thrilled to announce that my dark historical novel about Norwegian-American serial killer Belle Gunness has found wonderful homes with Berkley (US) and Michael Joseph (UK). I just couldn’t be happier, and can’t wait to see it become a … Continue reading

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Best News Ever

Last night, while I was already sipping bubbly things at the annual office Christmas party — I got an e-mail with this beautiful gem of a screen cap: Yup, it’s true. My strange, little novel has found a home with … Continue reading

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The Worst Guy…

I am quickly approaching 40, falling by every definition into the spinster category: unmarried, unwooed and with my very own cat collection (albeit a small one, counting only two). What does not appear in this picture however, is that I … Continue reading

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All That Lovely Yarn

First, let it be known that I am not a knitter. I am hopeless at any craft involving fabrics, sticks or needles. I do, however, appreciate a good yarn. Literary yarn that is. Which is why I have zero patience … Continue reading

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No Gossamer Wings

The faeries of UK and Ireland have had another renaissance over the last few years, especially in YA literature and TV. I love it! I am extremely fond of faeries, and books about faeries – almost as fond as I … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

When I wrote “Sugar Dragon”, my yet-to-be-published novel, I did a lot of research on abandoned houses. Nothing tickles the imagination quite like it: the old house with furniture and personal keepsakes intact. When I was a kid, we used … Continue reading

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