Thursday, March 26, 2009

Another contest at Romancing the Yarn

We're holding another yarn giveaway at Romancing the Yarn: 4 skeins of Elann Pure Bamboo in a shade poetically called Devonshire Cream. Drop by and take a look. (And don't forget to enter.)

And I forgot to mention that GIRLS OF SUMMER will be re-published in July as a trade paperback. The cover is fabulous! (That's leading the witness, isn't it? You can see for yourself right here.) GIRLS was published originally back in November 2003 in mass market size and I'm delighted that Berkley decided to give it a new lease on life. It's a loose spinoff of A SOFT PLACE TO FALL which appeared back in October 2001. (You can read excerpts on my website. Just click Sneak Peek.)

GIRLS OF SUMMER was a bestseller in Germany. I think I'm up to eight or nine printings and delighted about each and every one, although I'd love to know what it was about Ellen and Hall that struck a chord with German readers.

GIRLS was one of those writing experiences you long for. I sank immediately into the characters and couldn't wait to hit the laptop each morning. (Okay, each afternoon. I'm a night person; I can't help it.) The material was so rich (religion; step-families; medicine; the arts; loss; class distinctions; 9/11) and the characters so real to me that what we laughingly refer to as reality ceased to exist for the time it took to write the book.

Which I guess is my way of saying if you didn't read GIRLS OF SUMMER when it first came out, I hope you'll give it a try in July.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why the Germans loved Ellen and Hall, but maybe when your name is Ellen Hall, is a good reason to love the book. lol
Sorry, Barbara, I couldn't resist.

March 26, 2009 4:40 PM  
Anonymous CurtissAnn said...

Fabulous cover! Congrats to you and Berkley for their good taste. :)

March 27, 2009 6:58 AM  

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