Author Archives: Marion

It’s Nearly Out in The World!

Comeuppance Served Cold will be out in just about two months! Word is trickling out. It’s gotten some nice reviews on Goodreads, (readers who got ARCS). It’s starting to show up other places as well. Publishers Weekly included it on … Continue reading

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An Old Man’s Game

Andy Weinberger opened Sonoma’s beautiful bookshop, Readers’ Books, in 1991, along with his wife Lilla. I’m always pleased to discover a book by someone I know in a different mode. When I visited Sonoma a couple of weeks ago, I … Continue reading

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The Siberian Dilemma is a Dilemma

The Siberian Dilemma is the ninth Arkday Renko thriller by Martin Cruz Smith. I realized I’ve only read two: Gorky Park, something of a classic, and Havana Bay. I suspect this book would have more resonance if I’d read others, … Continue reading

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Year In Review

We’re firmly into 2022 now, a good time to take a look back at 2021. Do I expect 2022 to be better? In one sense, yes. I have two books coming out in the first half of this year! Other … Continue reading

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Ink and Paper Blog Posted This!

Thank you @TorDotComPub for @mariond_d ‘s new novel – out 3/22/22!! #gifted Magic!! Speakeasies! Magical Heists! Revenge! Sign me up!! Pre order now! pic.twitter.com/VUxwAEqr8n — Russell🐶🐶🐶🐱🐱🏳️‍🌈 (@inkpaperblog) December 21, 2021 Russell, a book blogger on YouTube, posted this awesome photo! … Continue reading

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The Hugos: Three Big Wins for Tor.com

My new publisher’s works took the Hugo for Best Novel, Best Novella and Best Novelette. To be fair, they kind of had to win Best Novella since every single nominated work was one of theirs. The winners for the categories … Continue reading

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The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

I bought The Broken Girls, by Simone St. James, at The Poet’s Corner bookshop in Duncan’s Mills. It’s a ghost story mystery with a girl’s boarding school, and in the midst of the hurly-burly of holiday prep, it seemed like … Continue reading

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Galley Copies!

Thursday evening someone rapped on the door and immediately rang the bell. This is the hallmark of UPS or FedEx these days. I was delighted to hear it because it meant the coffee beans were here, and we were nearly … Continue reading

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A Rant

Odd time of year for a rant–odd time in my life for a rant, actually. I really have little to rant about right now. Given the state of the world, things are good for me, and I’m grateful. In spite … Continue reading

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Comeuppance Gets a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly.

That’s it, that is all, the whole thing. Here’s the link, so go read their great and generous review that mostly eschews spoilers. Okay, maybe that’s not all there is. A starred review from Publishers Weekly (I’m quoting from sourcebooks.com) … Continue reading

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