magic writing process

The Magic of the Writing Process

They were a different species, seemingly unrelated to us, those creative writers who trolled the English building hallways. We literature and rhetoric majors steered clear of them for the most part, whether out of fear or awe, I’m not sure. I know for myself, they were mystical beings I couldn’t fathom. They seemed to live […]

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Murder Over Medium

Announcing the Murder Over Medium Virtual Book Tour

Great news everyone! Jade and I are getting ready to leave for our virtual book tour for Murder Over Medium.  Starting on Monday, Jan. 15th, you’ll find us all over the internet giving interviews and guest posting on a bunch of different blogs. We’ll also be giving away some digital copies of the book, so […]

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Tarot

Murder Is In the (Tarot) Cards

Tarot cards are not a new phenomenon, even though all things metaphysical are now in vogue. In fact, the first mention of tarot cards occurred in the 1440s during the Renaissance period in Northern Italy. It may surprise you that they started out as a card game one could play alone, like Solitaire. It wasn’t […]

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Happy Holidays from Gilian, John and Kermit the Frog

Happy Holidays Everyone! No matter what holiday you celebrate at this time of year, I’d like to share with you one of my all-time favorite holiday songs.  May we all reach out our hand to the family of Man during this special season. I wish everyone true peace of mind and love enough to last throughout […]

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Murder Over Medium

Announcing Book 3: Murder Over Medium

I’m so excited to share Jade Blackwell’s next adventure with you all! Murder Over Medium, the third book in the series, will be released on Dec. 31st, 2017. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the ending of one year and the beginning of the next. Murder Over Medium catches us up with […]

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ghost story

A Ghost Story to Celebrate Halloween and Jade’s New Adventure

Since the next book in the Jade Blackwell Mystery Series deals with the paranormal, it’s only fitting that today I tell my fans a ghost story. So sit back and enjoy–if you dare! Book 3 in the series, Murder Over Medium, will be released Dec. 31st, so you can start your New Year off right! […]

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A Time to Kiln

Announcing A Time to Kiln Release

A Time to Kiln is now available for readers to enjoy! It’s been a thrill watching the process come together. From the first (painful) draft of A Time to Kiln to the formatting…it’s just been magical! Haven’t read the synopsis yet? A Time to Kiln: A Jade Blackwell Cozy Mystery (Book 2) Disenchanted with life […]

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Kobo Writing Life Podcast

OMG! I’m Featured on the Kobo Writing Life Podcast!

  Today is a another proud day for me as an author! After the release of Blogging is Murder, I was booked on Kobo Writing Life Podcast, and the episode is now on their site, ready for everyone to listen to! In the Kobo Writing Life Podcast, Mark Lefebvre and I discuss a wide range […]

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Blogging is Murder Countdown Sale & Contest

  It’s not often that you get the chance to get two goodies at once, but that’s just the way we roll here at Camp Gilian. Today I’m psyched to announce two chances to snag some stupendous stuff! (I <3 alliteration!) First, if you haven’t gotten your copy of Blogging is Murder yet, you’re in luck because […]

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Container Gardening Tips to Celebrate the Arrival of Spring

  Rejoice! Today is officially the first day of spring! To celebrate, I’ve hooked up with some of my fellow authors for a Spring Bling Blog Hop! What better way to celebrate? After reading my container gardening tips, make sure to HOP over to each of their blogs of other fun spring-y stuff, including yummy […]

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