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Feel the Burns!
January 22, 2017
Come celebrate Burns Night with me! January 25 is the anniversary of Robert Burns’ birthday, so I’m getting together with my author buddies for a Facebook party on January 26 from 7 to 9 pm EST. Plenty of giveaways and no haggis–what’s not to love?
Making TWO Lists!!!
December 29, 2016
Thanks to the most wonderful readers in the world for putting The Trouble With Dukes on the New York Times and the USA Today bestseller lists! Hamish and Megan thank you, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Trouble is available today, and it’s “DELICIOUS!”
December 20, 2016
The Duke of Murdoch (and Mayhem and Marital Bliss) is in the house! Please say hello and happily ever after to Hamish MacHugh and Megan Windham, whose book goes on sale today. The Trouble With Dukes belongs among your holiday treats — Julia Quinn called it “DELICIOUS!” (all caps hers — I am not making up that level of yummy). If you haven’t already, you can start reading chapters 1, 2, and 3 — they are all posted for instant enjoyment.
A Marquess in Your Stocking!
December 16, 2016
You did it! The nicest readers in the world bumped The Trouble With Dukes past my pre-order goals, and that means my holiday short story, The Marquess of Mistletoe, is available free from the website store. Thanks to everybody who pre-ordered, and enjoy the read!
January 22, 2017 • Grace's Most Recent Blog Post
January 25th is “Burns Night,” when the Scottish diaspora (and those of us who like Scotland) celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns. Burns was ahead of his time, as a democrat, feminist, humanist, and linguist. One of his most often quoted lines is, “The best-laid schemes o’ Mice and Men/Gang aft agley.” (Or oft go awry, in the Anglicized version). You can read the whole poem, To a Mouse, but the jist of it is: Burns, who was a farmer, was out plowing a field under one autumn. In the course of his efforts, he … Continue reading
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