As we celebrate the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to write to you. Among the many blessings for which I am grateful, my readers—along with the booksellers, librarians, and others who help them discover my novels—are always high on my list, and this year I am particularly thankful for having had the opportunity to meet and spend time with so many of you.
It has been a busy summer and autumn for me; since the July release of The Suspicion at Sanditon, I have been traveling a great deal. But wherever my book tour took me—no matter how unfamiliar the city or its distance from home (or the ordeal the airline put me through to get there)—when I arrived, I felt I was among friends. Your notes and emails make me feel the same way. I read and appreciate every one of them.
So, thank you—for your support of me and the Mr. & Mrs. Darcy series; for your praise, criticism, and suggestions; for introducing others to my novels; for coming to events and corresponding from afar. But most of all, thank you for simply being a reader. Not just of my books, but of any author’s. In this age of ever-shortening attention spans and sensory overload, it is reassuring to know that you, like me, appreciate the pleasure of shutting out the rest of the world to indulge in a good novel. I am honored and humbled that among the many authors and stories available to you, you choose mine.
I wish you a happy and peaceful holiday season, no matter where you live.
With warmest regards,
And thank you for visiting my online home. Here you will find details and news about me, my books, and more. I am best known for my Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery series, in which the married Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice become entangled in intrigue with other Austen characters. While most of the website focuses on that series, I also write other fiction and nonfiction, and wear several additional hats (editor, writing instructor, speaker), so information about those endeavors is included here as well.
So have a look around the website—read the latest news, check out the FAQ page for answers to the questions I receive most often, and visit the events page to see whether I’ll be coming to your area for a booksigning, presentation, or writing workshop. If you are not already subscribed to my e-newsletter, sign up to ensure that you receive periodic updates and subscriber bonuses. Subscribe by July 31, 2015, and you could win a signed hardcover of my newest book! Details here. Finally, should you be so inclined, drop me a note to let me know you stopped by. Hearing from readers always makes my day!