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Snowbound in a shoddy convenience store with the least hospitable storekeeper in the state of Wyoming, two other stranded travelers, four kids forgotten by Santa – oh, yes, and each other. Can Kiernan and Bexley make the best of this accident Noël? At least they can make it a real Christmas for the kids–don’t miss the Behind the Scenes section to see how they do that.

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Podcast-ing About

I recently joined Jami Albright and Sara Rosett on their Wish I’d Known Then . . .For Writers podcast to discuss the pros and cons of traditional and indie publishing, how I write my books without outlining, and my tips for BookBub ads.

Finishing the Book

USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett grew up reading and dreaming of writing books. She’s the most recent guest on my Authors Love Readers podcast, and we chatted about completing her first book, and nurturing a writing career.

Meet Patricia McLinn


Wondering what unites 50-plus books of mystery, romance, women’s fiction? My readers–Patricia’s ReadHeads–say it’s strong characters you’d like to know, touches of dry humor, smart plots, connected stories, and settings that make you want to move in. 

Explore the site to find excerpts, reviews, covers for my books – I hope something suits you. Check out Extras for Readers and Extras for Writers, along with a News section (former journalist here) and my Blog.

Give my Authors Love Readers podcast a try. It’s conversations between authors about how and why we create our stories, asking questions readers want to know. Fascinating for readers, a goldmine for aspiring authors.

Happy reading and listening! And feel free to read more about me here.

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