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Revamped! Kicking Sideways has a new cover! A spin-off to Charlesgate, Kicking Sideways will be re-released just in time for trick-or-treats. Check out the new cover HERE.


photo(5)After this winter, I’m pretending we are in May, so while this lilac did not adorn the fence at The House of Seven Gables for my annual visit yesterday, I am pretending the buds have already bloomed.

This photo was taken on Mother’s Day in 2011 but although there were no flowers, the sun was warm yesterday, the boxwood intoxication, and Salem harbor jeweled. gables

I love this black house and it’s particular situation on the planet. A perfect location to start spring and thoughts of spring inspire thoughts of lust and a hero for a new novel.

Here’s my inspiration this year:

mhuismanI’m spending tomorrow’s lunch break on the steps of The Charlesgate, where I get my best scribbling done. Here’s the story behind my Charlesgate in hopes it will inspire you to do your own scribbling.


NEW POST (February 2015). I know, I know. It’s been a while. There’s a good reason for that. Really. Holidays, ice monsters, and editing a new book for your Labor Day reading pleasure. Here are some marvels for the winter season and the fun of hosting Miss Kate Sparkes’s cover reveal for her new release, Torn.

Yours from the Ice Cage,



NEW POST (November 2014). When it’s all been said better before, what’s a writer to do? A fan introduced me to this book and it set my creative world spinning for a bit. How to get the balance back.






MBB Charlesgate Tour Banner copyRoad trip! Goddess Fish is hosting a virtual blog tour on Tuesday, September 30. As it’s my first time, it’ll be an adventure! Come join the blast and we’ll see where the road takes us. Here we go!tumblr_lswln9i4zn1r3lye1o1_500

Oops. That’s Eddie Vedder. Nice diversion but wrong road. Right turn…

1: Bunny’s Review
2: Romance Novel Giveaways
3: Nana Prah
4: Rogue’s Angels
5: Our Wolves Den
6: Books to Light Your Fire
7: BookSkater
8: Sarah Ballance
9: Ashley’s Paranormal Book Blog
10: SBM Book Obsession
11: Queen of All She Reads
12: TeacherWriter
13: RhiReading
14: Louise Lyndon Blog
15: A Book Addict’s Delight
16: Brooke Blogs
17: Linda Nightingale…Wordsmith
18: Room With Books
19: Books N Pearls
20: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
21: Book ‘Em North Carolina
22: Theresa Stillwagon
23: Long and Short Reviews
24: Straight from the Library
25: It’s Raining Books


24 June 2014. CHARLESGATE is updated and available today at Amazon Kindle! Click on the book cover to purchase.



Woo hoo! CAKE was honored with the Bookstore Without Borders Lyra 2013 Best in Category Award! Cake Best in Show


Join me for an evening of cake and Cake! library

Maynard Public Library
Roosevelt Room
77 Nason Street
Maynard, MA

May 13, 2014


New cover for Charlesgate! I’ve been busy editing this ghost tale for its second edition release this summer. In the meantime, the talented Ravven designed this cover for me.



author panel 2014I’ll be on an author panel Sunday, January 12 at the Morse Institute Library in Natick, MA with authors Deborah Doucette and Phoebe Baker Hyde. Come join us!


Author Takeover over at Sabina’s Adventures in Reading. All about tragic obsessions. Enjoy!


Some of you have been asking for a map of Cake. Here it is in all it’s geeky splendor! (And yes, I had a blast drawing it.)

dina keratsis' map of cake




Head on over to Brynna Curry’s site for 31 Days of Halloween for a fun month filled with guest authors and giveaways! I’ll be writing the guest post on October 15.




booksignThat’s Frederick sticking his spout into MY book-signing event. If you are in the area, I hope you’ll stop by. Stow’s very excellent librarians have promised cake. Frederick may or may not join. He’s very moody.

September 19, 2013
Randall Library
19 Crescent Street, Stow, MA

All September Kindle royalties of Cake, A Fairy Tale will be donated to Heal EB, a foundation that helps families with children suffering from the disease and aids in funding research to cure EB. Please help if you can by purchasing a fun fall read or donating directly to the Heal EB!



Cake is baked and frosted and ready to be served. Frederick the Teapot and I are celebrating with a bottle of Cakebread wine, of course. Come join the party oh Facebook or Twitter!


Starting with one of the best opening lines I’ve ever read, Cake, A Fairy Tale by Dina Keratsis transports the reader to a fantastic world. From laugh out loud funny to the bitter sting of tears, this tale mixes old legends with new, while imaginative twists carry you on a wild ride of emotions, never letting you go. And, you’ll never look at buttered toast the same again. A keeper!”  –*Lizzie Starr, author of Romance with a sparkling twist