• Harvesting the Sky cover

    Harvesting the Sky Hits Shelves in September!

    Hey everyone, Just a quick note to let you know my new novel Harvesting the Sky has a cover! Here it is. I’m very excited. The talented Jessica Dionne, who created The Forgetting Flower, also designed this one. It’s ominous and threatening and mysterious and I love it. Here’s the…

  • J.A. Jance Garden Patio, Author J.A. Jance Imagined a Colorful Epic Garden, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/06/04/j-a-jance-garden/(opens in a new tab) #JAJance #garden #plants #gardening #Ovid #myth #thriller #author #books #poetry

    Author J.A. Jance Imagined a Colorful Epic Garden

    You know I love visiting gardens so when thriller author J. A. Jance invited me to tour her Seattle-area garden, I jumped at the chance. It’s a wonderfully imagined colorful space inspired by an epic poem by C. Day-Lewis. Jance fell in love with the poem decades ago at a…

  • Paula Munier, Paula Munier Shares Her Special Joys in Life, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/05/19/paula-munier/ #PaulaMunier #books #author #mystery #thriller #gardening #dogs #French #France

    Paula Munier Shares Her Special Joys in Life

    Recently, I interviewed mystery writer Paula Munier for the magazine,The Big Thrill. We had a fantastic fun chat by video that lasted well over an hour. We yakked on about her new book, The Hiding Place, her life in New Hampshire/Vermont, the doggie characters she puts in her stories, the…

  • The Nature Fix Book, A Great Book About the Restorative Effects of Nature, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/07/book-restorative-effects-nature/, #plants #naturefix #dailystressreleaf #florencewilliams #restorativeeffects #nature #destressing #mentalhealth #books

    #22 A Great Book About the Restorative Effects of Nature

    In 2017, Florence Williams wrote an outstanding book called The Nature Fix. It’s the best collection I’ve read about the science behind the restorative effects of nature. (It’s akin to Richard Louv’s The Nature Principle but more focused solely on the science.) Williams traveled the globe from Japan to Utah…

  • Apple in Leaves (by Janos Patrik), News About My New Novel, Harvesting the Sky, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/12/20/harvesting-the-sky/ #books #fiction #KarenHugg #HarvestingtheSky #Paris #thriller #mystery #crimefiction #author #novel

    News About My New Novel, Harvesting the Sky

    Hi everyone, I’m excited to tell you my new novel, Harvesting the Sky, will be published in fall, 2021! This book holds a special place in my heart for a few reasons. The First Novel That Melded my Plant Passion With Fiction Some of you know that I resisted focusing…

  • Author Wendy Webb, The Haunting of Brynn Wilder, Wendy Webb Reveals Secret Spirits in a Dangerous Lake, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/11/03/wendy-webb #WendyWebb #TheBigThrill #northerngothic #Minnesota #authors #books #fiction

    Wendy Webb Reveals Secret Spirits in a Dangerous Lake

    Hi readers, just a quick note to let you know that I interviewed the author Wendy Webb for the November, 2020 issue of The Big Thrill magazine! Wendy writes suspenseful stories set in the upper Midwest, Minnesota to be exact. Some folks call her the “Queen of Northern Gothic” fiction…

  • Which Wax Figure Will Star in my Next Novel?, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/08/08/character/ #novel #books #character #waxfigure #ideas #writing #writinglife #KarenHugg #newnovel

    Which Wax Figure Will Star in my Next Novel?

    I just turned in the follow up to The Forgetting Flower to my publisher. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I hope the team greenlights it soon. In the meantime, I’ve thought of several ideas for a new novel but I’ve struggled with which one to focus on next. The…

  • Wildflower seeds packets, How to Get More Free Wildflower Seeds, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/05/02/wildflower-seeds #free #wildflowerseeds #bees #flowers #seedpackets #books #gardening #annuals

    How to Get More Free Wildflower Seeds

    Last year, when The Forgetting Flower debuted, I gave away free wildflower seeds to anyone who pre-ordered the book. Well, this year I had almost 20 packets left so on social media I offered the leftovers to those who signed up for my monthly digest, A Vine of Ideas. I…