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You’re Not Alone: Recommended Reads for NIAW


Did you know that it’s National Infertility Awareness Week (NAIW)? 1 in 8 couples struggles with infertility, yet it is not often talked about in real life, let alone in books, film, and TV. In my novel, THE CURIOSITIES, main character Nell Parker struggles to get pregnant again after she and her husband lose a baby born too early, just shy of 24 weeks gestation. Readers often ask me what inspired her story. Like all of the characters in the novel, Nell’s story is made up. However, the feelings of grief and longing that she experiences are not entirely foreign to me because I’m part of that “1 in 8”…

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The book party for my second novel, THE CURIOSITIES, was held at the historic Livingston Inn in Madison, Wisconsin on February 9, 2019. The novel is set in an artists’ colony run out of a fictional mansion in that same neighborhood, so the location could not have been more perfect! Madison bookseller Mystery to Me sold copies of both THE CURIOSITIES and my first nove, VINTAGE. Thank you to all who attended. Click on any photo to see a larger version of the image.

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The Curiosities hit bookstore shelves on February 5, 2019, and I’m so happy that this book is finally out in the world and in the hands of readers. Set in a fictional artists’ colony run out of a lakeside mansion in Madison, Wisconsin, it’s a novel about artists, inspiration, and how to reinvent your life with purpose and flair. And, because I’m sucker for stories about second chances, it’s also about finding hope and joy after loss and mistakes. Pick up your copy at your favorite independent bookseller or online here. Here’s what others have had to say about The Curiosities: “Featuring a cast of characters as varied as the…

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Library Journal​says that if you love Mrs. Maisel, you’ll also enjoy VINTAGE: “For anyone following the series for the fashion, there are plenty of books that will deepen the pleasures, such as Gloss’s heartening tale of three women trying to find their way.” Morehere.

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Time for a Cover Reveal!


I’m so excited to finally be able to share the cover for my second novel, THE CURIOSITIES–a story of artists, secrets, inspiration, and how to reinvent your life with purpose and flair, coming in February 2019 from William Morrow/HarperCollins, with the same publisher and editor I worked with for my first novel, VINTAGE.  My publisher, agent, and I considered many different concepts, and even a title change, before deciding on this cover, and I’m just thrilled with how the final version turned out. The setting for the novel is an artists’ colony run out of a lakeside mansion formerly owned by Betsy Barrett, a secondary character from my first novel,…

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On Seasonal Affective Disorder… I Mean Spring


I wrote a version of this blog post a few years ago at a low point of seasonal affective disorder or, as we call it here in the midwest, spring. I’m republishing it today, with GIFs, because it’s April 16 and has been snowing for two days. The tulip shoots are buried in white and I have to laugh about it or I’ll go mad. The Real March (and April) Madness My husband says that waking up on the first day of the NCAA tournament is like Christmas morning for him. But I’m familiar with the real March madness, and its evil cousin, April madness, and basketball has nothing to…

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VINTAGE is Today’s BookBub Deal!


Do you subscribe to BookBub? It’s an email newsletter that sends you news about fantastic deals on ebooks in categories of interest that you select when you sign up. The books featured are heavily discounted, with most of them no more than a few dollars. I have filled my Kindle with sooooo many great books through BookBub. Today, VINTAGE is one of the selections featured. It’s $2.99 across all ebook platforms. You can grab a copy here.

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Foreign editions of VINTAGE


Foreign editions of VINTAGE have been published in Spain, Turkey, Germany, Poland, and France. A U.S. large print edition is also available. I think it’s fun to see how the publishers in different countries reimagined the cover. Although I adore the cover for the US version of VINTAGE, I also have a soft spot for the German version. It looks to me like a realistic depiction of a vintage shop, complete with baskets of treasures just waiting to be found.

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Read(y) to Wear Benefit Fashion Show


Most of the time, being a writer is decidedly NOT glamorous. I shudder to think how many hours I’ve spent sitting in front of my laptop, shoulders hunched over the keyboard, with coffee stains on my leggings. But every now and then, the author life opens the door to a “pinch me I’m dreaming” type of opportunity. The Read(y) to Wear fashion benefit was one of such opportunities. On April 29, 2017, I got to “model” a paper dress made by fellow writer Holly Tierney-Bedord, and walk the runway with several lovely literary and design-minded people from Madison and surrounding areas. Proceeds from ticket sales went to Madison Reading Project, a…

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Thank you!


VINTAGE is a USA TODAY bestselling book! Thank you to all the readers, booksellers, librarians, and bloggers who helped make it happen.

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