Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Washington Loves Readers Luncheon - Spotlight on Pintip Dunn

Reminder: I have a special giveaway to celebrate June at this link.

The Washington Romance Writers (WRW) are hosting their annual Reader Luncheon (link) on Saturday, October 8, 2016. I look forward to meeting Pintip Dunn:

When my first-grade teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, “An author.” Although I have pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never wavered.

I graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. I received my J.D. at Yale Law School, where I was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. I published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,” and received the Barry S. Kaplan Prize for best paper in Law and Literature.

I am represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. I'm a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. I'm a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, YARWA, and The Golden Network.

I live with my husband and children in Maryland.

Learn more about Pintip and her books at

Pintip Dunn

Pintip is gearing up for the release of THE DARKEST LIE, available June 28 from Kensington Publishing:

“The mother I knew would never do those things.
But maybe I never knew her after all.”

Clothes, jokes, coded messages…Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything. At least, CeCe thought they did. Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe’s been the subject of whispers and taunts ever since. Now, at the start of her high school senior year, between dealing with her grieving, distracted father, and the social nightmare that has become her life, CeCe just wants to fly under the radar. Instead, she’s volunteering at the school’s crisis hotline—the same place her mother worked.

As she counsels troubled strangers, CeCe’s lingering suspicions about her mom’s death surface. With the help of Sam, a new student and newspaper intern, she starts to piece together fragmented clues that point to a twisted secret at the heart of her community. Soon, finding the truth isn’t just a matter of restoring her mother’s reputation, it’s about saving lives—including CeCe’s own… 


I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash. To enter the giveaway,

1. Leave a comment about Harvard or Yale - have you visited either campus?  Or any other college campus? Hubby and I visited Harvard during our trip to Boston last year here and here.  

2. Comments are open through Saturday, June 18, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 19.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City



  1. Never visited either.
    Patty B43

  2. Nope only have visited two colleges - Penn State and Edinboro where each of my daughters attended.

  3. Haven't visited either campus.

  4. I have visited some local colleges and universities.

  5. We made plans to visit the Harvard campus, but had to change them and head home early. When we did the college tour thing when my daughter was a senior, we visited 4 schools, all in the south. She settled on UNC Asheville and loved it.

  6. I've never been to any college campuses in the US, only my university campus here in Canada

  7. No I have never been on either campus.

  8. I have been to college campus in nyc but never to Harvard or Yale

  9. I have not visited either of those, but got to wander around West Point while visiting friends. That was interesting!

  10. nothing outside of the fact that my brother was thinking of applying to med school there, many years ago. lol.
    Karen T.

  11. I haven't visited any Ivy League campuses. However a few years ago I took my daughter on a long weekend trip to visit University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and New Mexico State University in Albuquerque. She ended up attending Texas A&M where her brother was. Needless to say, I've visited Texas A&M many times.

  12. I've never been to either of those campuses although it would have been cool to attend either school!

  13. I have never visited Harvard or Yale, but I have been to Stanford University.

  14. My husband, mom, and I visited Harvard during a trip to New England in 1999. I enjoyed seeing the campus.

  15. I have not! That would be really interesting though.

  16. I've visited at least a dozen other campus's, but not Harvard or Yale.