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Sailing into Summer

  This month is all about finishing up SURRENDER, which I’ve been working on since January. I’m going to stop work long enough to have my monthly dinner party, for which I’m planning a “fishy” menu, which should be fun. I want to have a…


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Happy Easter from Joan

  Spring is Here! Spring is in the air and my table’s set for my Easter dinner party. My guests will be surprised to learn that this is no ordinary gathering. I plan to have them color eggs and wear bunny ears, something they probably…


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m German, Irish, English, and French, so I enjoy celebrating St. Patty’s Day. My table is set for my Irish-themed party, but I can’t decide what to make. If any of you have a special Irish family recipe you’d be willing to share, click here to…


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Happy Valentine’s Day from Joan!

My table’s set for my Valentine’s Day dinner party, and I’m looking forward to talking about my favorite subject: romance! We’ll have a lot of fun discussing subjects like, “Where was your first kiss?” and “How did you know you were in love?” Joan Johnston…


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Happy New Year From Joan!

I hosted a New Year’s Eve dinner party, and asked my guests to share their 2017 resolutions. I’m curious about your goals for the New Year. If you’d like to share, let me know! Joan Johnston Review Crew This year I’m starting a Joan Johnston…


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Every year I invite friends to my Thanksgiving dinner who are either far away from their families or don’t have family left with whom to share the holidays. Since I’ll be spending Thanksgiving day with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren in Florida, indulging in non-traditional…


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Mother-Daughter Trip and Book Release Update

I just returned from my annual mother-daughter trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Flagstaff, Arizona. My daughter and I walked through spectacular Antelope Canyon and enjoyed a sumptuous dinner at Big John’s Texas Barbecue in Page just outside Lake Powell.…


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Joan’s New Beach Read

After three months of unpacking and arranging, I decided I was finally ready to host a dinner party in my new home. With all the beautiful summer flowers in bloom, a yellow, blue, and white nautical table setting seemed like fun. I served a kale salad,…


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Research in Jackson Hole

I spent last week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where I attended a writer’s conference and took advantage of the opportunity to do research for the next book in my King’s Brat series, SURRENDER. I also hiked in Grand Teton National Forest, where there were numerous…


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Update on Josie’s Story

I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE, so I’ve decided to share my writing process with you as I complete the book. I’ve committed to posting daily on my Facebook page to keep you informed of my progress. That way you…


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