Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Reclaiming the blog life here as I ready myself for the release of my novel The Séance Society. My publisher is St. Martin's Press (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne,) and the book leaps into the world this October 1st. It's a traditional whodunit, and, as the title suggests, has some spooky underpinnings. Seeing as it arrives just around the corner from Halloween, I'm hoping for a happy marriage of theme and season. This fall I'll be scurrying about appearing at bookstores (my publicist has been active!) where I'll be offering a twist on the conventional book signing. In addition to waxing poetic about my 300 pages of plucky prose, I'll also be telling ghost stories -- folk tales and true family lore. Coming from a sprawling Irish family, there have been more than a few shuddery anecdotes that I've taken note of. More of that to come. At present, this summer swelter makes the winds of autumn seem far away indeed...


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