We just got back from a 2-week-long family driving trip a few days ago (photos to follow soon), and to say I had "issues" getting an Internet connection on some of those days would be a massive understatement... It underscored for me just how attached I am to my computer and my ease of connectivity. You should've seen me sighing in relief when I walked through the door, turned on my destop and was online in seconds--I almost hugged my monitor!
However, on the days I was able to check in (thank you, B&N wifi!), I tried to get caught up on my virtual world and was met with lots of tidbits of good news. The fabulous Nancy J. Parra honored me with a "Meat and Potatoes" award (for blog content that is more than fluff :). Nancy, thank you so much!! Looking forward to passing it along once I've had a chance to catch up! And the Girlfriends Cyber Circuit is growing, and it'll soon include a NEW book club site!! The blog is currently being built, but its launch is one I'm really looking forward to this summer.
Finally, on the subject of book clubs, I got some fabulous news from my editor while we were away: the book club rights to Friday Mornings at Nine just sold to the Doubleday Book Club and the Book-of-the-Month Club/BOMC2!!!!!!! It'll be the "featured alternate" selection for October--yay!! ;-) Really hoping the book club readers who pick it up will enjoy it. And, because the advanced reading copies are finally here (!!!), I'll draw the name of one commenter from this post on Friday morning* (yeah, at 9am--LOL), and give one signed ARC away!
And how about you? What have you all been doing lately? Anyone in the States have big 4th of July plans? Looking forward to hearing from you!
*July 2nd, 2010
Mary Insists Anne Come to Uppercross by Mary Simonsen
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