Welcome to Haven Harbor – an Anthology!

Hey everyone!  I am so psyched to introduce my co-conspirators in an anthology set in my Witches Walk world!!  I had wanted to reveal the final cover art, but alas, it’s still in process with some last minute tweaks.  However, here’s a sneak peek!! That said, WELCOME TO HAVEN HARBOR!  The anthology will feature five fabulous stories by amazing authors – and all set in the world I created in The Witches Walk.   The anthology is set to come out October 20th, just in time for my favorite holiday! A you know, if you’ve read the blurb for – or read
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Drifting down the Seine on a riverboat cruise

Bonjour mon amies! I’m back in the USA after a fabulous vacation in France.  I have so many pictures to share, I don’t think I can post them all here, so here’s my plan. Along with this blog post, I’m including different photos in my monthly newsletter to be released next week.  If you want to see all the photos, please sign up at http://www.DonnaMacMeans.com.  You’ll get a free short story for your efforts and you can always unsubscribe after you see all the photos.  Don’t worry, I won’t even know as a third party administrates my newsletter 🙂  .  This
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The Witches Walk is HERE!!! C’mon to the Launch Party!

It’s here!  It’s here! The Witches Walk, my latest story, is finally here!  It’s up on Amazon, Nook, iBooks and Kobo.  Walk…har,har,har, don’t run…no wait…RUN and get it!  Then come back here to the Lair and snuggle into one of the well-worn, soft and comfy reading chairs, grab a drink from Sven or Paolo or one of the Hockey Hunks and enjoy! What’s your drinking pleasure?  Just for the occasion, Sven’s got a special Witches Walk punch in the big Cauldron over there.  There are witch-hat, broom, and black cat cookies.  Sven made pumpkin bread, pumpkin and chocolate slice, a
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Come….Walk with the Witches of Haven Harbor!!

Well, its been a while, but I’m finally ready to release a new book!  What, you say?  A new BOOK???  It feels like it’s been ages since Banditas Suz and Nancy and I released Capitol Danger – but wow, between the first Woman Candidate and all the brou-ha-ha, we were hot on the trail of current events with Capitol Danger, weren’t we?? But back to the NEW BOOK!!!  I was supposed to have this cover reveal last week, on my regular day of September 8.  But alas, my hard drive crashed.  **Wince**  I have such a love/hate relationship with computers,
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All Hail Fall! September in the Lair…

It’s the best time of the year!  Fall!  School’s back in session!  Yay!  All Hail September!  I know, I know, you’re sad to put your shorts and short sleeved tops away, and the pool is closing in most places as school comes back into session. But hey….Leaves!  Apples!  Pumpkins!  Halloweeeeeen!  Grins. This month Banditas have some great stuff going on. Bandita Jeanne will use her usual day on the 8th to do a cover reveal for her new book, The Witches Walk! On September 15, Bandita Jeanne will do a Launch Party with prizes for The Witches Walk. On September
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Feats of Strength and Bandita Booty

AND the answer is…. Which so many of you correctly guessed… I can rip a phone book in half. Yes.  It’s true.  I learned while I worked for Proctor and Gamble at their Winton Hill campus in Cincinnati back in the 70s.  I was young, single, slim with long blonde hair.  P&G was on a movement to put women in traditionally male positions, so they put me on the shipping/receiving dock in the Administrative building.  Not much freight moves in and out of an Administrative building – just magazines for the library (which I confisicated sometimes before adding to the
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Rust City Book Con

Last weekend I had a great time at the Rust City Book Con in Troy, Michigan which is a suburb of Detroit. The con was put together by the very enthusiastic and energetic blogger, Jackie of Literary Escapism. While this was the first year for the event, I’m sure it will grow.  However, as first year events go, this was a very intimate and enjoyable conference.  I met a number of new writers that I’ve put on my “must read” list.  But let me take you through it. I shared a room and a ride with Lita Lawson, a new
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The Summer of Green and Gold

As our regular visitors already know, I’ve been a serious Anglophile since I saw When Knighthood Was in Flower, which was about the romance of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, on The Wonderful World of Disney.  I was in the second grade at the time.  Thereafter, I was fascinated with knights and castles.  Fell in love with the Arthurian legends. Was interested in all things British–yet saw no problem with enthusiasm over the American Revolution as well. My parents were probably hoping this would ease up eventually.  At the same time, I’m pretty sure they thought English history was a more wholesome interest for
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It’s the Little Things….

You know, it’s August.  In the US, it’s freakin’ HOT, humid and, unless you’re in the pool, fairly miserable.  As you ALL know, I’m a winter girl, not a summer one.  I don’t love the hot weather, never have. I remember growing up in the Carolinas, with no air conditioning.  Wearing as little as possible, and having a very hard time sleeping because it was so hot and still.  Even in the mountains, you get those days and nights that are just impossibly hot, sticky and still. We had a week of those here last week.  I spent a lot
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The Lair in August

Hi, everybody, and welcome to August in the Lair!  The weather in my part of the world is sweltering this month, so I’m glad to kick back, let Sven pamper me, and see what everybody’s up to.  Here’s the list for this month: Bandita Jeanne will blog on her usual day of August 8th.  Expect some “forthcoming books” news and maybe even a cover reveal!  Even if it’s not on the 8th, keep a weather eye out for notices of other blogs this month which will feature a cover reveal…big stuff coming soon! Bandita Nancy is going to blog about
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