Just saw this guest post from Wendy McCurdy, a wonderful editor with whom I’ve worked for years. She wrote it for The Perch: The Penguin Random House Blog. She’s talking about me, my books and friendship. Sharing with you all and I hope you, too, enjoy her comments and insights. The pic is of Wendy and me in the not-too-distant past.read more
Recently I shared some thoughts about friendship and writing in a guest post over at Dear Reader. We also tied in a two-book A WEEK AT THE LAKE giveaway. So here’s a shout out to the winners. Congratulations to Beverly of Boone, North Carolina and Deborah of Wintersville, Ohio. Happy Reading to them and to all of you. Also, here’s the post for anyone who missed it and would like to check it out. Comments welcomed!read more
I’m so happy to share my excitement that A Week at the Lake is now on sale. And what fun it’s been already. People are saying nice things (see reviews from readers and reviewers), I had a great celebration with readers and the folks from Bookmiser last night locally, and tonight I’ll celebrate the amazing crew and customers at FoxTale in Woodstock, GA and there’s more to come. Please head over to appearances to see if any of my southeast visits are near you. And FYI if you missed it, you’re invited to read an excerpt.read more
To me the release of the beach books that begins in May signals the beginning of summer in all the best ways possible. The covers are bright or shimmery, the titles bold and/or intriguing. So many wonderful authors, all with very different voices and writing styles. Among the true tests of a beach read? How quickly you can lose yourself in it and how long you want to stay there.
Whether you read curled up on the family room couch, lounging by a pool, sprawled on a beach blanket, or in a car speeding across the country (in which case I recommend an audiobook!) you can live another life, visit another century, and learn more about yourself. There’s every chance that you will laugh and/or cry. It’s kind of like going to Disney World in your head. The only thing you’re required to do is enjoy yourself.