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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Friday, July 4, 2008

I Almost Forgot

I almost forgot to tell you we're running a month-long contest at Romancing the Yarn. Go over there, scroll down to June 30th (I think; you'll find it, I'm sure) and follow the instructions to enter. I'm giving away yarn every single day so if you knit or crochet (or love someone who does) please join the fun.

Hope you're having a wonderful Independence Day. It was dreary and muggy and rainy today here in central NJ but a good time was had by all. We have one last Fourth of July tradition to uphold: time for our annual viewing of 1776. I know this sounds crazy but to me it's one of the most romantic movies in the world.

And if you didn't watch John Adams on HBO, make sure you catch it on DVD. I'm a John-and-Abigail groupie so it was my idea of pure heaven.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

First Annual Memorial Day Totebag Full of Books Contest

Welcome to my First Annual Memorial Day Totebag Full of Books Contest. (This is what happens when your next book won't be out until November but you're so in love with it that you can't wait to share!)
I know you only see two books there but I promise you the winner will also see signed copies of SHORE LIGHTS, CHANCES ARE, and whatever else jumps into the totebag before I ship it out.
Entering is easy. Just send me an email with TOTEBAG in the subject header and I'll do the rest.

One winner will be chosen on June 1st and announced right here.

Good luck!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Contest Reminder

I figured Liam just might get your attention.
If you haven't already entered my Just Like Heaven contest, there's still time. All you have to do is send me an email with CONTEST in the subject header and you're in. I'll draw the ten winners on Saturday. The grand prize winner will also receive a $20 gift certificate to
I know. I had you going there for a second, didn't I? You probably figured the grand prize winner would be awarded a night with Liam Neeson . . . or maybe dinner with Liam and his wife Natasha. Nope, Liam is making a guest appearance here as a shameless self-promotional ploy . . . and a pretty good one, if I do say so myself!
Good luck!

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