Hi Readers,

This is my very first blog, part of my new website. When you finish reading this, please visit the rest of my website and leave me a message. I love to hear from you about what you read, and why you read it. It would please me immensely if you were to also leave a comment about this blog, about what I might add or delete, and whether you as a reader might like to be featured here. It is my belief that readers are a very special community, and as an author I would be delighted to hear from you and to have you join me on this blog.

The Christmas Inn has just become available and already it’s receiving great reviews. Romantic Times gave it a four and said this about the story.

“Both well-written and realistic, MacLean’s tale skillfully depicts Marnie’s emotional growth and Luke’s realization that he can love again after his wife’s death three years earlier.”

The inspiration for this story came from my experience as a mystery guest at a hotel not far from my home. I had a disappointing stay at the hotel, and voiced my concerns to the manager in an email. Shortly after that he contacted me and asked me to be a mystery guest. When you read The Christmas Inn you’ll learn first hand how being a mystery guest works.

And if you like to enter contests, here’s your chance. The Christmas Inn is featured in two contests this month.

The first one is at Fresh Fiction. This contest will run all of October, November and December.

The November contest is up now. The winner will receive copies of all four of my super romance books, and the opportunity to be featured here.tober contest was Valeri Davila from Huntingdon Beach, California. Thank you Valeri for entering, and please stay in touch.

The next contest is on Author Sounds. It will run from now until November 12th. This contest is already garnering huge support, which is so exciting for me. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from Barnes and Noble.

Best of luck to each of you, and I do hope I’ll be posting your name here on my blog in the near future.

And now from the author’s corner: I had the good fortune to attend the NINC conference in White Plains New York, and even the threat of hurricane Sandy couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the participants, most of whom were either self-published or about to be self-published. The most interesting point being made was that this is a very challenging time for all those involved in the publishing business. Despite the challenges many of the attendees supported the idea that for authors, the world of self-publishing has added a whole new dimension to their careers. I came away invigorated and enthusiastic about the months and years ahead.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope to hear from you in the coming days and weeks.



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