I am thrilled to report that How Lucky You Are will be published in Poland in June. Like Waverly, the book’s main character, I’m half Polish, and very proud of my heritage, so I was over the moon when I found out that we had sold rights to Filia, a Polish publisher. Here’s a peek at the cover. The title translates to Lucky.Read More
I just discovered Authorgraph, a free service that enables you to get ebooks electronically signed by their authors. Pretty cool! I just added How Lucky You Are, so if you read the ebook version and want it “signed” you can head to my author page here. No promises on my electronic signature’s legibility (though, if I’m being honest, the real thing isn’t much better!).Read More
Last night I visited with a lovely book club in Chicago via Skype. I love these book club visits and would have especially loved to have met with them in person because they were eating doughnut muffins.
One of the women asked me why I made Waverly a baker and I explained how much I love food, and sweets in particular. Writing about her work was particularly fun for me because I was pregnant when I wrote the first draft of HOW LUCKY. I was eating everything in sight.
After our visit I remembered this from a while back:
via the New York Times.Read More
I have some news:
1. E-book fans: How Lucky You Are is one of Kobo.com’s “Dazzling Debuts.” You can check it out here.
2. I got a sneak peek at the cover for the UK version of the book (titled Through It All). It will be available in the UK on July 4. You can see it here on the UK Amazon page.
3. I added a little “What I’m Reading” section to the site. It’s over on the right side of the page.
And on that note, I’m off to read. All for now!
We’re packing up and headed to Savannah tomorrow for the Savannah Book Festival, where I’ll be speaking on Saturday morning in the very square where I was married almost seven years ago. It’s quite a lineup–Paula McLain, Claire Cook, AJ Jacobs, and several others along with some lesser-knowns like Dave Barry, Gregg Allman, Hoda Kotb, and Al Gore (har, har, har). Oh–and some nobody named James Patterson.
I’m psyched to be among my people (wink, wink). Bring on the shrimp and grits!Read More