calling all book clubs
January 09, 2018
If you’ve seen the photos on social media, you already know that in the dead of winter, I’ve found summer.
I’m celebrating the new year in Australia with my family. And by “family,” I mean twenty-seven of us occupying every square inch of house and patio at my sister’s hacienda in gorgeous Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland. We all thought we were gathering for a lovely party to celebrate the engagement of my nephew…but instead, a surprise awaited us. Instead of an engagement, we found ourselves at a surprise wedding! The party turned into the most insanely fun wedding reception you can imagine. We aren’t smooth, we aren’t fashionable, but we know how to party.
My contribution to the event was a spontaneous “signature cocktail” for the bride.
Linda’s Lychee Royale
1 lychee berry, peeled
1 glass of prosecco or champagne
1 splash of frangelico liqueur (optional)
And because a picture of a happy bride makes any day better, here’s my new niece, Linda:
For me, it was one of life’s constant reminders of the strength and inspiration we draw from family. It also reminded me of my inspiration for FAMILY TREE.
I’m thrilled to announce a special new edition of my novel on January 9. This book-club-friendly edition features a reading group guide and a special, very personal message from me. I hope you enjoy it.
Save the Date! Please check out the events link on my web site for information about my author appearances in 2018. You’ll find me in Bainbridge Island, Denver, Milwaukee, Utah, and on the high seas. If you’re a knitter, a book lover, and an adventurer, do not miss the Seattle-Bainbridge Island getaway next July!
Happy New Year and good reading to all! However you celebrate, and with whomever you celebrate, enjoy every moment of every day.