Friday, November 16, 2012

Book Clubbing

I've been so thrilled to do events at bookstores and libraries and fundraisers.  The whole experience of publishing my first novel has been a dream come true in so many ways.  One of the things I never expected, but have been so thrilled and gratified to do, is book clubs.  

I've done them in person and on the phone, in people's homes and in restaurants.  They are always a blast.  The other night, I had another great time with a book club in Westerly, Rhode Island.  This group of readers was smart, thoughtful, and insightful.  The conversation could have gone on for hours. There is no greater satisfaction for a writer than to hear from readers who get into the world that the writer creates.  Our conversation really reflected that.  Thank you so much, Westerly/Stonington!

A cozy living room, a nice fire, and great talk.
Signing a book for Gail
The whole gang--this book club has been going for over 20 years!
With my wonderful hostess Cathy!  Thank you!
The weekend before, I got to spend a couple days in my old stomping ground, Provincetown.  Here are some pics.
Ptown viewed from Beach Point
Race Point Lighthouse, the goal of a great dunewalk.
Clovis and I are thrilled to be back at the beach-each in our own way.
And here are some pictures of young Clovis reluctantly waking up in the morning.

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  1. I think Clovis and I are soulmates - I feel the same way in the morning.

    1. Isn't he something? I get up early and he sleeps, buried deep in the blankets, until ten. The worst is when he wakes up, sometimes he will sit at the end of the bed and bark at me to come and get him.
      O Clovis. O humanity.

  2. I just finished "The Rebel Wife," and I absolutely LOVED it. Such a wonderful book! I have reviewed it on my book blog about Alabama books, and I am recommending it to everyone I know!! I am so glad to know that you have a blog!

    1. Hey Susie! Thank you so, so, so much! I am absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed the book and definitely appreciate you spreading the word! I will check your book blog out, it sounds great! I am working on another Alabama book! :)

  3. Thank you! I can't wait to read your next book!