Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Just a Thought” Likes By Design


Four out of five hearts for By Design! “The banter is hilarious…[it] made the book.” Thanks, Tina from Just a Thought…!

Full review here.



No, not trousers. Although trousers are good too.

Today I’m the guest blogger at Suzanne Van Rooyen’s site. She’s my agent-sister—we’re both represented by Jordy Albert of the Booker Albert Literary Agency—and she’s got a cool blog with all sorts of great posts.

My entry is “In Defense of Pantsers”—those writers who tend to fly by the seat of their pants when they write (ah! the name!), as opposed to plotters, who map out their whole story ahead of time. I deeply respect plotters and wish I could be more like them, but I am an inveterate pantser. I cannot deny it. So instead, I blogged about it.

Stop by and share your thoughts—are you a plotter or a pantser? The debate rages on, but surely we can happily coexist!


There Is Only One Correct Answer


A quick analysis of reading requirements. There is only one correct answer. New Book Flowchart

And—gasp!—I have a great idea! (Yeah, you saw this coming.) How about a happy little romantic comedy for a few larfs? You know you want to!

Get By Design on Amazon!

Get By Design on Barnes and Noble!

(Also available on iTunes!)

Have you already bought it? I love you! Have you finished reading it? Rate it on Amazon or B&N—I will buy you expensive gifts!*

*Not really—sorry. I’m a starving writer—what do you expect?

Almost Missed This!


Not a review, but By Design is in a romance-book roundup on USA Today (scroll down about halfway). How nice! 🙂

ChickLit Club Likes By Design


So one of my favorite chick lit sites, Chick Lit Club, reviewed By Design, and they liked it! They called it “a great book” and said it was “well worth a read,” and gave it 7 out of 10 stars. (For the record, it was one of my favorite chick lit sites before they said they liked my book!)

Don’t forget–By Design publishes this Thursday, May 16–eeee! 🙂