(In U.S. stores on May 10!)
I am honored and thrilled that The Vintner’s Daughter has been awarded the bronze medal for Historical Fiction in the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest! The winners were announced on September 1, 2015. Click here to see the complete list of winners and click here to read the 5-star review. Thank you Readers’ Favorite!
Thank you so much, Cathy and Serena of Copperfish Books in Punta Gorda, Florida for hosting me on Tuesday night! These ladies are passionate about reading and learning and I was honored to hold a book talk and signing at Copperfish on Mardi Gras evening! We drank wine, ate cheese, and discussed reading, writing, and wine making with a full house of readers. Thanks for such a fun evening!!
I’m honored to announce that The Vintner’s Daughter has been selected by Kathy Murphy as a Pulpwood Queens bonus book selection for February! As many of you know, from my recent social media posts, I had the pleasure of spending the Jan 15-18 weekend with tiara-wearing Pulpwood Queen Book Club members and over thirty accomplished authors at the 15th Annual Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend in Nacogdoches, TX. Kathy Murphy started the Pulpwood Queens Book Club out of her beauty salon in East Texas fifteen years ago, and it has blossomed into the largest meeting and discussing book club ever, with over 650 chapters worldwide!
Girlfriend Weekend is a celebration of good books and friendship–with flashes of cheetah-print and pink feather boas–and a wonderful silent auction to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Our hosts, Pulpwood Queen Kathy Murphy and NYT Bestselling Author Jamie Ford, guided us through an exciting weekend of Texas barbecque, author talks and signings, The Great Big Ball of Hair Ball (amazing costumes), and the announcement that Dreamworks is making Kathy’s autobiography, The Pulpwood Queen’s Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide to Life, into a big-screen movie!
Thank you, Pulpwood Queens and my fellow authors, for a fabulous time! To join a Pulpwood Queens Book Club near you, to start your own, or to sign up for Girlfriend Weekend 2016, click here!
Wow! I had such a wonderful time chatting with the members and friends of the Darien Community Association at my Fairfield County Book Launch this past Friday! Thank you Amy Bell and Heather Pommernelle for arranging and promoting the event and to Barrett Bookstore for selling The Vintner’s Daughter! Also, special thanks to Autumn Howard for snapping these photos and Carolyn Eddie for baking her delicious (and my favorite) scones!
I thoroughly enjoyed spending the weekend with my mother and her high school friends in, who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their graduation from Maria Assumpta Academy in Petersham, MA! What an inspiration these strong, funny, independent women are – and I’m so appreciative that I was able to join them in Punta Gorda, FL this weekend! Here are some pics of our MAA Alumni Book Club (discussing The Vintner’s Daughter of course!).