February 23, 2017

Abraham Lincoln Said ...

The mystic chords of memory ... will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched ... by the better angels of our nature.
            - #President Lincoln, 1st Inaugural Address

February 19, 2017

2017 Amelia Island Book Festival

Jane Marie
    The last page has been turned and the cover closed over this year's wonderful Amelia Island Book Festival.  With one hundred-plus authors attending, I am happy to report that we have many new #Goodbye LieRs joining our fictional Dunnigan family world on #Amelia Island in the late 1800s. I received the ultimate compliment by way of several readers kindly seeking me out to get a second or third novel in the series. It is so gratifying to know readers can relate to #Breelan and Waite from #The Goodbye Lie.  Another woman told me how much she enjoyed reading about the social customs of the time. Another had gone so far as to make Miss Ella's Brunswick Stew and Sugar and Spice Nuts served at the Fort Clinch Christmas dance from the first novel! Still others found me because of this blog.
     Thank you to all the people who organized and volunteered. They even had high school kids help carry writers' books into the venue for set up.  It was an all day affair and so much appreciated by everyone in attendance behind as well as in front of the tables.
  See you next year!

February 7, 2017

Your Favorite Romantic Couple

Readers often ask me which couple in my Amelia Island's      
Goodbye Lie series is my favorite.  Since I gave birth to each of these characters, that is like asking me who my favorite child is.  I love them all because each one touches me in a different way.  I won't single out any specific player or give any hints whatsoever lest I hurt someone's feelings. Should that happen, they will let me hear about it in their Goodbye Lie Diaries

But I will ask you.  Who is your favorite couple?  (This is not one of my unscientific surveys.)  For those who have read all three books in the series, I would be surprised if you didn't find one of the three pairs more likeable or romantic or devoted than another.  And for those who have yet to read all three, I invite you to delve into their love stories. Why?  Because everybody loves a lover ...

the LURE, the LOVE, the LEGEND
 Waite and Breelan in          


his WANT, his WILL, his WAY

 Carolena and Grey in

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the RAINS, the RAGE, the ROMANCE
of Amelia Island's Mark of a Man