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Summer means blueberries!

It’s blueberry season in New England. I just pulled a batch of blueberry muffins out of the oven. Never mind I didn’t add enough baking powder, they taste great. Hard to go wrong with blueberries. Wild blueberries in particular have featured in a number of my books, including the first book I ever submitted to…

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The Elusive Finian Bracken

Creating and now working with the characters in my Sharpe & Donovan suspense series has been fun, difficult, exciting, exasperating, creatively fulfilling and…interesting. Yes, interesting! Take Finian Bracken, an Irish priest and whiskey man who appears in every Sharpe & Donovan tale. Writing about him has meant I’ve learned more about whiskey, sheep in Ireland, Maine…

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THE WIDOW on sale in April!

The Widow is my first hardcover novel, a New York Times bestseller and a story I enjoyed writing. I often hear from new fans of the book and readers who’ve re-read it many times. And now it’s on sale in e-book, through April, for just $1.99! Here’s the original 2006 cover. It’s had several incarnations since then….

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Recipe: Strawberry/Berry Meringue Roulade!

It’s not yet our local strawberry season but good strawberries are available in the grocery store, and I’ve decided to prepare strawberry meringue roulade for Easter. With two young grandchildren with celiac, I’m always on the lookout for naturally gluten-free recipes. This is a favorite. See below and print out the recipe here. We first had meringue…

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Spring is here!

Maple-sugaring, melting snow and muddy roads are hallmarks of early spring on our Vermont hilltop, but flowers aren’t far off. I can’t wait to get back in my garden and visit other gardens.   Joe hails from middle Tennessee, one of the prettiest places I’ve visited in spring. We’ve taken many lovely walks at Cheekwood Estate and…

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