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June 24, 2008

reissues for July It’s a triple treat this month—three reissues! Even better, I’m on sale, dirt cheap.  The You I Never Knew and Passing Through Paradise are near and dear to my heart because they’re my first full-length books with a contemporary setting, and they rocketed my writing off into new directions. The original publisher, Warner Books, has changed hands. Now held by a French company, Hachette, the imprint is called Grand Central Publishing or GCP. What’s remained steady is the readership. My agent calls these “iconic” books, meaning they define a certain type of story with broad appeal. Boy, I hope so. The books are back in stores at a special price—$4.99. And in Target, they’ll be just $3.99 the week July 14. At Sam’s Club, they’ll be part of a 3-for $10 promo. Grand Central Publishing has a fun new web site—check it out here. There’s a bio and a couple of articles here.

Also this month, you’ll see a new edition of the anthology That Summer Place with novellas by Debbie Macomber, Jill Barnett and me. All this good reading!

[Thanks to the ultra-clever Celeste Faurie of Writerspace for the peeling cover art.]

  • Thanks for the heads up on your newly reissued books. Congrats! Out of curiosity, what does a writer read… do you have any “summer reading list”? I’ve just written a post on this topic and it’ll be my pleasure to have you stop by.

  • Me again. Once I discovered your books, I purchased every new book available at Chapters. Looking forward to the NO. 1 spot on the New York Bestseller list with your new book – Just Breathe.

  • The You I Never Knew was the first contemporary novel I read last year, (loved it), which spurred me onto all of your books. Fortunately, I have a great second hand book store where I found The Summer Affair which started my appreciation for Susan Wiggs, Author. Like April, the anthology That Summer Place got me reading the other authors regularly too. Happy for you!

  • Wow, that is a great price. I’ll be on the lookout.

    I did buy a third copy of That Summer Place. It’s my favorite anthology ever. It’s one of the few anthologies where I’ve just loved every one of the short stories, and short stories are hard to write well. As a reader, I really want a complete complex succinct little story with a full beginning, middle and end and characters that I like and care about. It seems like that’s a difficult challenge for authors sometimes. 🙂 This one was really the book that got me reading all three authors on a regular basis and turned at least a couple into auto buys. So, it’s always a very special book to me.

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