Today, the lovely and talented Therese Walsh, author of the soon-to-be-released novel The Last Will of Moira Leahy (can't wait to have her visit here on 10/13!) is interviewing me on Writer Unboxed. Please stop by--not only to read the Q&A but to take a look at the wealth of helpful posts geared toward writers. It's an outstanding site.
Also around the blogsophere, Margay Leah Justice has a very nice review up on Moonlight, Lace & Mayhem (yay!), and I'm continuing my Girlfriends Cyber Circuit tour with visits to the blogs of writing pals Melissa Senate, Maggie Marr, Melissa Clark, Roberta Isleib and Joanne Rendell!!
Finally, I've been anxiously awaiting the day I'd get to take pictures like these: On Pamela Cayne's blog, she's posted photos of Jane in the American Southwest (squee!), and just this morning, Maria Geraci emailed me this photo of Jane in Florida!
Here in the Chicagoland suburbs, I've come across Jane as well and, thanks to the FABULOUS staff at the Borders in Gurnee, IL and to a group of awesome, intelligent and very good looking friends (they told me I had to say that, but it also happens to be true :-), I had a lot of fun at my first in-store book sighting/stock signing!!
On the left is Borders sales manager, Kathy, who not only arranged to get extra copies of the books in for me, but she's putting together a special "local author" endcap display, too. (Thank you!) On the right are Marie and Joe, who were both so funny and helpful in the store Tuesday night when we all gathered there.
Below, I'm holding my debut novel in front of its spot on the "new paperbacks" shelf!
The last two photos are of the very first group of visitors who stopped by to pick up books--a few old friends and a couple of new ones: Candice, Autumn (who works at Borders!), Christina, Annette and Josh. On the top is their "happy-reader" pose. Just below it is their "action" shot--LOL!
And, in honor of it being "educator appreciation week," they were also serving cupfuls of this strawberry-cheesecake-like thing, which my son declared, "Delicious!" I couldn't snag the exact recipe for the dessert, but it was something like this.
Hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend, and THANK YOU ALL for helping to make this week such a celebration!