Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Big congrats to the wonderfully gifted Jen Nadol, whose debut novel THE MARK comes out today!

To celebrate, Jen is hosting an online “launch party” at her blog - from Jan 19-Feb 4 with daily book-related posts and ten days of giveaways including gift cards, books and swag. And as you may recall from my review of her ARC, I loved journeying with main character Cass as she dealt with her unexpected gift.

And speaking of unexpected gifts: guess who showed up at my It's a Book Birthday Party event, completely without warning??

My sweet sister!

I cannot describe how it felt to see her appear in that room. Magic, I tell you. Will post pics as soon as my amazing photographer-brother gets 'em to me. As with everything he does, I'm sure they will be worth the wait.

Meanwhile, at my website I'm adding links to reviews and interviews pretty much daily. Here's a couple of the most recent: a review over at author Joyce Moyer Hostetter's blog and a fun interview with fellow Tenner Amy Brecount White (whose book FORGET HER NOTS will be released March 2!).


  1. Hey! I just wanted to let you know I received Leaving Gee's Bend today (I'm the winner of your giveaway). The package was really lovely, I'm not much into quilting, but I love to sew, so it was perfect! I can't wait to start reading the book. :)


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