I know summer doesn't REALLY end until about the 3rd week of September, but the last day of August always makes me think it's over... School has started again (I am not weeping about this), the days are marginally shorter -- if not actually cooler, and I'm even spotting a few early leaves that have changed from green to gold.
Some very fun things are coming up in just the next week, though, so I wanted to let you know about them: The Girlfriends Cyber Circuit, a group I've been a part of for two-and-a-half years, has recently launched our Girlfriends Book Club blog with (almost) daily posts from 35 women authors. It's such a fabulous group, and I'm just thrilled to be a part of it! Another blog launch, this one coming up on Monday, Sept. 6th, is for Austen Authors -- a collection of about 20 of us who've published novels that somehow involve our dear Jane. There will be MANY posts and MANY prizes throughout September! If you're an Austen fan, you'll definitely want to join in the fun.
Also, the lovely Edie Ramer will be visiting Brant Flakes on Thursday to talk about her new book Cattitude!! Don't miss that! And I'll be trekking over to see my wonderful pals, The Seekers, next Tuesday, Sept. 7th, to blog about Blake Snyder's beat sheet. I'll be comparing two great films -- "When Harry Met Sally" and "Die Hard" -- as well as giving away some more ARCs of Friday Mornings at Nine. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!