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Tour dates!

Posted by on August 30, 2017 in Book Tour/Events | Comments Off on Tour dates!

Hi friends! I’m leaving next week for book tour, which is a charming old custom in which writers venture from city to city like traveling salesmen, greeting the townspeople and trying to persuade them to read a book. Won’t you join me in keeping this tradition alive, and persuade a few like-minded friends in the relevant cities to join in? The full details are right here on my website, but I also offer you this lovely tour graphic, suitable for...

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Giveaway Alert!

Posted by on August 8, 2017 in Fiction, Kopp Sisters | Comments Off on Giveaway Alert!

Giveaway Alert!

I have a lot to celebrate today–so I’m giving stuff away on my Facebook page! Just click through by Friday, August 11 if you want to enter to win. It’ll be the top post on the page. In particular, thanks to Algonquin Young Readers for the publication of the Wicked Bugs Young Readers edition, out today. And thanks to all the independent booksellers for choosing Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions for the September 2017 IndieNext list!  The blurb going out to bookstores comes from Wellington Square Bookshop, so to thank...

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Charity Auction for ProPublica

Posted by on April 28, 2017 in Paintings | Comments Off on Charity Auction for ProPublica

Charity Auction for ProPublica

Ah, technology! I’m holding an eBay auction right now for eight paintings of people reading, with 100% of the money going to the nonprofit ProPublica. But eBay’s having a glitch right now that is making it hard to browse the paintings online. (I actually got someone at eBay on the phone–they are perplexed and working on it) Meanwhile, I’m posting a link here to every painting. It’s a bit tedious to look at them this way, but what can we do about tech glitches? Also, it’s for such a good cause! So here you...

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Reading on the Street

Posted by on April 28, 2017 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Reading on the Street

Reading on the Street

Okay, he’s just looking at his phone, but he might be reading some very important investigative journalism from ProPublica. The sale of this and seven other paintings benefit them–go here to bid.   (Oh, and I’m pretty sure he knew how good he looked in those green pants with that red bag and that orange wall across the street.)

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Reading in the New York Public Library

Posted by on April 27, 2017 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Reading in the New York Public Library

Reading in the New York Public Library

The most beautiful room in the world. I wrote a few very solid chapters of my first novel there. Proceeds benefit ProPublica–go here to bid.

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Reading in Bryant Park

Posted by on April 26, 2017 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Reading in Bryant Park

Reading in Bryant Park

What can I say about this one? Another painting of someone reading in New York’s lovely Bryant Park. I’m auctioning it off to benefit ProPublica–go here to bid.  

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Time for a giveaway!

Posted by on April 26, 2017 in Fiction, Kopp Sisters | Comments Off on Time for a giveaway!

Time for a giveaway!

I’m giving away a book club in a box over on my Facebook page. You don’t have to be in a book club to win–just head over there and get all the details.  It includes a copy of LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE, which comes out in paperback next week, and an advance copy of MISS KOPP’S MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS, due out in September.  Good...

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Woman in Black, Reading

Posted by on April 25, 2017 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Woman in Black, Reading

Woman in Black, Reading

This is part of a series of paintings of people reading that I’m auctioning off to benefit ProPublica. Go here for details. So this was a painting that surprised me. I was working from a photograph of a woman in a pink sundress, with the bright, happy, green Washington Square Park in the background. I often paint on black gesso, so there was a stage early on when all you could see was her figure against the black background–I hadn’t yet put in the dress, the bench, or the park. I loved it so much at that stage that I wanted...

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Reading on the Fire Escape

Posted by on April 24, 2017 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Reading on the Fire Escape

Reading on the Fire Escape

This is another painting I’m auctioning off to benefit ProPublica–go here for details. The only reason I ever keep a painting is because I’m so pleased with it that I’m sure I’ll never paint another one as good. I kept this one for years for that reason. I just loved it. Even when I thought I was pretty sure I could paint it all over again and be just as satisfied, I wasn’t sure–so I did. I painted another version of it, from the same photograph, at a small size. And I thought, “Yeah, that...

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Reading on the Lawn, Bryant Park

Posted by on April 23, 2017 in Gallery, Paintings | Comments Off on Reading on the Lawn, Bryant Park

Reading on the Lawn, Bryant Park

It’s time for another round of paintings for a good cause! I’m auctioning off eight paintings this week to benefit ProPublica. Go here for details. Every time I go to Bryant Park (which is right behind the glorious public library in New York City, if you’ve never been) I just walk around taking pictures of people reading–some on their cell phones, some on computers, and some even on real books. It’s a beautiful place to be on a summer...

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