Join me at the Big Book Getaway on Feb 21-22, 2014

February 21-22, 2014 The Big Book Getaway


Mohegan Sun Hotel, Uncasville, CT 06382

I'll discuss my novels, take questions,and sign books. Celebrate with hundreds of other book lovers! You'll hear presentations by Debbie Macomber, Sarah Addison Allen, P.J. O’Rourke, Pete Hamill, Eloisa James, Charlotte Rogan and even Dr. Ruth Westheimer! There will also be panel discussions on genres including romance, biography, military, fiction, theater, travel, cooking, memoir, spiritualism, history and many other topics.

FYI: This is a paid event. For tickets and more info go to:

I'll be at the Dracut Library tonight at 6:30 PM


Please join me tonight, June 10th, in Dracut, MA at the M.G. Parker Memorial Library at 28 Arlington Street. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Dracut Library as part of their Evening with an Author series. The event is free and open to the public so bring your questions, your friends, and your books for signing. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone so please stop by.  If you need more details, you can find them here.

New blog posts!

As of tomorrow, my new post for Writer Unboxed will be posted. Check my Facebook page tomorrow for a direct link to the new post. As some of you may know, I've been working on my third novel, and I contemplate my own writing process for this month's post. The Mess in the Middle, the title of the post, and the problems I've been encountering in my writing, are always tricky to handle. I love a good challenge. And I'm working on my next post for Lipstick Chronicles. Keep an eye out for that as well!

Two more events!

I hope you'll be sure to tune in to my live steaming event at RJ Julia tonight (see yesterday's post for details)! If you cannot, I have two more events coming up that I hope you'll check out. On Friday, April 1, I'll be at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT. They're being kind enough to hold an author luncheon and signing for me. The event is at 12:30pm.

Then, on Saturday, April 2, I'm headed to Manchester Center, VT to visit Northshire Bookstore for a discussion and signing at 7pm.

Win a free signed copy of The Map of True Places!

I'm participating in Free Book Friday! Every week a new author is featured with an author interview podcast or written Q & A and then there's a drawing to win a free copy of that author's book. All you have to do is enter to win each week. Once the winners are chosen, they're posted to the site to the site every Friday morning. Click here to win a signed copy of my book The Map of True Places on April 1, 2011!

Brunonia's Latest Book Available in Paperback March 22, 2011

My latest blog post for The Lipstick Chronicles is new today, and happens to fall just a few days before the release of the paperback of The Map of True Places, my latest book which came out just this past May. The paperback will be released on March 22, 2011 and so I'm writing about the true places in my life for today's post.  

If you'd like to read more about The Map of True Places and learn about where it can be purchased, follow this link to HarperCollins' website for more information. Click here for the link.


To view my post for The Lipstrick Chronicles, click here for a link to view the blog.

Proceeds from Conor Grennan's "Little Princess" Going to Next Generation Nepal

Here's a link to Conor Grennan's Little Princess, a new book being publishing by HarperCollins. Proceeds from the book will go toward Next Generation Nepal who are helping reconnect the 15,000 orphaned children with their families in Nepal. The book is on sale now. Conor’s organization, Next Generation Nepal, has reconnected almost 300 families with children they feared were lost to them forever. It's a powerful read -- this is a bandwagon you can feel good about hopping on to.

Brand new blog post for Writer Unboxed blog

Live today is my brand-spankin' new post for Writer Unboxed. This month I address the big questions that arise in writing fiction (and in other genres as well). For example, what is the difference between perception and reality? And my final question to my fellow writers out there: What is your motivation for writing? What questions are you asking? Here's a direct link to my blog post. Thanks for reading!

Melissa Mia Hall, PW and Lipstick Chronicles contributor, passes

Friend, contributor to The Lipstick Chronicles, and Publishers Weekly reviewer Melissa Mia Hall (MMH) has passed away. The terms of her death are extremely upsetting, as she died because seeing a doctor was beyond her financial means. As The Lipstick Chronicles writes, “Melissa worked hard. She owned a home. She paid her taxes (late, but paid). She was trying to live a dream - the American Dream - that supposedly we as citizens are promised - the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness. For her, that couldn't be achieved in a traditional job that came with the perks of health care. But does that mean she had to die?”

Melissa’s heart attack could have been prevented, and I think the full article speaks for itself (which you can read at The Lipstick Chronicle's website). I hope you agree with me that health care is, as always, an issue in our country that must be a priority. She'll be missed.