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.
In honor of eating cake for breakfast and to remind everyone that A Week at the Lake is available for pre-order, I’m giving away a memento of cake, friends and celebration— a Kate Spade coffee mug and a $25 Starbucks gift card to use to fill it. The cake that accompanies it is up to you. (I highly recommend chocolate!)
Thanks for Entering.
See you in June at the lake.
Home again after traveling last week to Orangeburg, South Carolina for the Times and Democrat’s annual benefit, the Page Turner Book and Author Luncheon. I had a great time visiting with readers and talking about books—and all for a good cause! The event supports Newspapers in Education. Earlier this week I found out that the paper had posted part of the event on You Tube. Here it goes! ...read more
Five years ago, when our oldest son was getting ready to leave the nest, the arrival of Valentine’s Day had me thinking about all the things that contribute to a happy romantic relationship. I shared those thoughts with my sons and with readers. (And at least readers didn’t roll their eyes at me—anyway, not where I could see them.) The essence of it all was that it’s not just about the gifts and flowers. Now they’re men and I’ve started wondering if they got the message. Guess I’ll just have to stand by and see what the women in their future...read more