bookplates

Book club love

Is your book club reading one of my books? You can get signed and personalized copies if you order directly from my neighborhood independent bookstore, Anderson's. Click here and place your order. They'll call me and I'll hustle down, personalize your books and they'll ship to you. OR if you don't live near a city where I am reading, send me a note and I will sign bookplates for your club and mail them to you. Right now, we have three different plates, depending on what you're reading.

Once More, With Feeling

And so it begins. Again. The roller-coaster car is clicking back up the incline and the next run is about to start. The first boxes of Queen of America have arrived from New York. It's hard to believe we have come this far, Teresita and I.

The book is so pretty. Little Brown truly outdid themselves this time. And I like to think that I did, too!

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Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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upcoming events

Festival of Words
Festival of Words Nov 7th to Nov 10th Grand Coteau, LA

Excited to return to Acadiana for this home-grown lit fest! Details here.

Grand Coteau, LA
Nov 7th to Nov 10th
2014
SOS for Out-of-School Youth
SOS for Out-of-School Youth Nov 20th Clearwater Beach, FL

Pleaesd to be making a presentation to the national gathering for this group that services immigrant youth. Details here.

Clearwater Beach, FL
Nov 20th
2014
University of WI-Whitewater Campus Read
University of WI-Whitewater Campus Read Dec 1st 7 p.m. Whitewater, WI

The University of WI-Whitewater and its surrounding communities have chosen Into the Beautiful North for its campus/community read. I couldn't be more pleased! See you in December! Details here

Whitewater, WI
Dec 1st
2014
7 p.m.
Gemini Ink
Gemini Ink Feb 26th to Feb 27th San Antonio, TX

Honored to be part of this lecture series sponsored by the fantastic literary organization of San Antonio, TX. Details here.

San Antonio, TX
Feb 26th to Feb 27th
2015
Dallas Festival of Ideas
Dallas Festival of Ideas Feb 27th to Feb 28th Dallas, TX

We're talking about Dallas and culture and diversity. Details here.

Dallas, TX
Feb 27th to Feb 28th
2015