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Molly Miranda: Thick as Thieves is HERE!

MM2-TAT-web copy 4The sequel is here, the sequel is here!

Okay, so, the paperback isn’t available EVERYWHERE just yet but it’s available for purchase on Amazon in the US, UK and Germany. I expect it to be available in Canada and other countries in a few days.

Take me to the paperback please!

Prefer an ebook copy? No worries, I’ve got you covered!

One Kindle copy please!

In case you missed it, here’s the book blurb for Thick as Thieves:

Molly Miranda is back for more hilarious and exciting adventures in professional burglary.

This time, Molly is thrown into the high-stakes world of art theft. She and Rhys, her partner-in-crime, travel to France to steal a priceless work of art with the help of a new business connection—an artist with her own set of unique skills.

But drama is also brewing back in New York. Molly’s younger sister shows up at her door for a tumultuous visit. Ruby, Molly’s best friend, is head over her heels for a police officer who suspects there’s more to Molly than meets the eye.

Relationships have never been easy for Molly but things get extra tricky in Paris, the most romantic city in the world. Will Molly and Rhys finally master the art of love?

If anyone is interested in getting an ebook copy for a review, please comment below or contact me directly.

Molly’s Playlist: Thick as Thieves

Obviously, I’m pretty excited about Molly Miranda: Thick as Thieves coming out soon. The paperback will be out next month and the ebook shortly after that. That’s one of the reasons that when the song below came up on my phone this afternoon, I smiled. It’s charming and delightful aaaaand, of course, shares a title with the Thief for Hire sequel. Enjoy!


Win a Signed Molly Miranda Paperback + $5 Amazon Gift Card

This giveaway is now over.

Congratulations Nicole Zottola!

Happy International Chick Lit Month everyone! Lots of stuff going on during May: I’m working with an editor to whip Molly Miranda: Thick as Thieves (the Thief for Hire sequel) into shape, I’ve got two bookish events next week and my husband and I are moving into our first home.

23780011But that’s not the coolest news. This is:

To celebrate the bookiest month of the year, I’m giving away a signed paperback copy of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire and a $5 Amazon gift card.

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*Due to shipping costs, I’m only making this giveaway available to those in the United States and in Canada.

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REVIEW: Marilyn Monroe: The Biography

9781470837266I feel guilty for believing all the things people have said about Marilyn Monroe.

  • Marilyn Monroe had an affair with Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy.
  • Marilyn Monroe was a “dumb blonde,” capable of only playing “dumb blonde” roles.
  • Marilyn Monroe only had her beauty and her figure and no actual talent.
  • Marilyn Monroe’s relationship with baseball player Joe DiMaggio was a perfect storybook romance.
  • Marilyn Monroe overdosed on purpose.

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PEI Book Awards in the Guardian

My lovely mother-in-law clipped this out of the newspaper for me. Click to see a larger version.

Congratulations to Finley Martin, author of The Dead Letter, for winning in the Fiction category.

Newspaper article

Upcoming Events

Reading Town PEI starts on April 30! Learn more about the 2016 festival.

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016 — 7pm at the Confederation Centre Public Library, Charlottetown, PE

Celebrating PEI Books: Island Stories

I’ll be there with six other writers nominated for the Prince Edward Island Book Award. I’ll read from Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, answering some questions and signing and selling paperback copies. Refreshments will be served. Come check it out! More information.

The Mack

The Mack

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 – 6:30pm at The Mack, Charlottetown, PE

Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards

The Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards will be presented to winners nominated in four categories: poetry, short story, children’s literature and creative non-fiction. The Prince Edward Island Book Awards will also be presented to three winners within Fiction (I’m nominated!), Non-Fiction and Poetry categories. Registration is free. More information.

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I can’t even.

book_award_logo_smallToday I was notified that Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, my silly little book, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Prince Edward Island Book Award. The event is held every two years and a prize is awarded in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Obvs, Molly was shortlisted in the fiction category.


I am just shocked and grateful and happy and excited and flabbergasted and… Did I say shocked already?

Usually these types of prizes are awarded to literary fiction, not adventure comedies. But my good friend Patti won the same award a few years ago and she writes genre fiction. So that gives me hope.

More details to come.

In other news, Molly Miranda: Thick as Thieves is in the strong yet delicate hands of my lovely editor. More on that coming soon too!


Thank you, Louise Rennison.

“He who laughs last laughs the laughiest.”

The death of author Louise Rennison was announced today.

When I was in junior high, I owned all of the Georgia Nicolson books and loaned them out to anyone who would read them. I lost a few of them over the years and had to re-buy several of them, thus making my collection a mish-mash of different editions and covers. This is a photo of one of the bookshelves in my living room.


I even had a small fansite for the book series as a teen. I never watched the movie adaptation, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging because I just couldn’t handle a movie changing up the characters I formed in my head while growing up with the series.

Author Louise Rennison taught me that books can make people laugh. They taught me that even if beauty magazines say that boys don’t like funny girls, the good ones do. They made me want to write funny books and entertain people with silly, fluffy tales.

This is one of the last pages of my debut novel where I thanked my editors, some friends and, among others, Louise Rennison for inspiring me. Not everyone knows this, but Molly Miranda’s middle name is Georgia, based on Rennison’s main character. Because that is how much she means to me.


Thank you for the laughs and the tears, Louise Rennison. Thank you.


Molly’s Playlist: Terrible Things

Guys, I started outlining the third book in the Molly Miranda series. I can’t even believe it, really. Book 2 is still in the hands of beta readers and my work with the editor begins in April. Yay!

I also have another couple of projects (mostly of the non-fiction variety) in the works but I’m going to wait a bit before I announce them here, just in case. But stay tuned either way!

This is the second post of my series on songs that would be in Molly Miranda’s playlist. It’s one of those songs that everybody should know because it’s so much fun: “Terrible Things” by April Smith and the Great Picture Show. Enjoy!

Molly’s Playlist: You Know I’m No Good

Who doesn’t love good music? I’m doing a series of blog posts featuring music Molly Miranda would enjoy, starting with the incomparable Amy Winehouse.

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