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On Reinvention; Or, Wait A Minute—I Have To Do This All Over Again?

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Hi there. So if you’ve been following the adventure that is My Writing Career, you might already know that I took an involuntary break. My last book, Your New Best Friend, came out in 2017. I was thrilled with it, from the cover to the story to the fact that it earned a Publishers Weekly starred review and was a finalist in the RWA Contemporary Romance Writer’s Stiletto Contest. I was itching to follow it up with my next romcom, which was already percolating in my brain. And then what happened? Life, actually. That little stinker.

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Well, Hello There! And So This Happened

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Hi, everyone! Sorry I’ve been AWOL. Busy…OMG nearly a year. Cripes. ANYway, in the middle of all the craziness, this happened…

Mid-Michigan RWA Best Banter Contest Awards

Yep, that’s me, proud to place in the Mid-Michigan RWA Best Banter Contest! It was a ton of fun, and the folks involved were super nice.

Now, you might notice that I won for a story called Husband Material. But wait, you say, that’s not one of my romcoms. Well… Read the rest of this entry

Oh, It’s a Busy Valentine’s Day!

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Definitely a busy Valentine’s Day…for romcom writers, that is. And—oh hey, lookit that—I happen to be one! So get on in here and get the rundown! Read the rest of this entry

Buy Your Kid The Damn Book, Karen

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*blows six inches of dust off blog* Hi there! Guess what? I’m not dead. I’m just resting. Pining for the fjords. Generally busy, I guess. But I have not forgotten my blog!

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Today I wrote a thing. However, because it is 2019 and I’m not a Luddite, I wrote it as a Twitter thread. It was downright thrilling, my first Twitter thread, let me tell you. Upon request (hi, Li! *waves*), I am now reposting it here. So let’s talk books and kids, shall we? Read the rest of this entry

So I’ve Got This Newsletter…

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Yeah, yeah, all right already. Resistance is futile. I caved. I became Borg. I now have a newsletter.

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Alive and Hopping!

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Whaaaat? Jayne’s alive? REALLY? Yes, really! Sorry about the radio silence for the past several months, but a few tiny things have taken up much of my time, like…oh…completely upending my life and moving to a new house and getting a job and and and…yeah. Read the rest of this entry

TOMORROW!

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My sixth romcom, Your New Best Friend releases TOMORROW (or, you know, today…or whenever you see this).

You have an earworm to end all earworms now, don’t you? Yeah, me too.

Your New Best FriendMore specifically, it publishes Tuesday, July 25! W00t! You can get your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, and Smashwords (book details and buy links also here).

In the meantime, I’ve got previews, I’ve got interviews—check ’em out! Read the rest of this entry

One Week!

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Your New Best FriendThe countdown has begun! Your New Best Friend publishes one week from today! Excerpts and guest blog posts start today, so I’m-a puttin’ my book-flogger hat on starting now.

Today there’s a little excerpt at A Little Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet that answers the age-old (okay, not really) question “Who’s Reginald?” Head on over to find out! If you like what you read, go here and preorder Your New Best Friend for your e-reader of choice—special promo price of only 99 cents!

In Which an Idiot Author Ventures Out of Her Comfort Zone (for Charity)

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Okay, even though my sixth romcom, Your New Best Friend, publishes in only 10 days (TEN, PEOPLE! THAT’S 1 – 0 !), this idiot author took a break (snerk—you’ll get it if you keep going) and entered to win tickets to the L.A. premiere of Hamilton. Why? Because I’m a longstanding theater nerd and I need to see this musical but I do not have the scratch to nip to New York City for it.

Anyway, if you enter to win by donating to the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition (a super-worthy cause!), you also get to make a #Ham4All video of yourself singing a song from Hamilton. So, against my better judgment, I did. (WHAT THE…)

Here’s the result. Don’t laugh! Unless you’re old enough to get the ’70s kids’ TV reference I used in the video. If you are, I love you, and you may laugh all you want.

Anyway, go to the Prizeo page and enter/donate, and you too can make a fool out of yourself on video. For a good cause, you understand.

#ChickLitMay Book Boyfriend Blog Hop

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Welcome to the #ChickLitMay Book Boyfriend Blog Hop, brought to you by Chick Lit Chat, where you get to vote for your favorite book boyfriend—not just for fun, but for PRIZES! (Woop woop!) Details later. Let’s talk about book boyfriends first!

UPDATE: We have winners! More woop! Read the rest of this entry