Have lunch with me (Sacramento).

September 10, 2008 | 2 Comments

The deadline to sign up is September 15. The signing, at 1:30, is free and open to the public. Come see me!

The event will be at the Holiday Inn Sacramento, 5312 Date Ave. Check-in for paid attendees is at 9:30 a.m., followed by Wiggs’ presentation at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11:45 a.m. and a booksigning at 12:30 p.m. The non-paying public is welcome at 1:30 p.m.  Full info here:

Between the Lines: Make a date with romance

Submitted: 2 days ago – In the super-competitive, overcrowded world of the romance genre, few authors have been as successful as the award-winning, multimillion-seller Susan Wiggs. Her latest is “Just Breathe” (Mira, $24.95, 400 pages), an emotional roller coaster centered on a cartoonist whose husband betrays her. Undaunted, she leaves him and returns to her California hometown, where new love blossoms.

» Full Story on The Sacramento Bee

not your average booksigning

September 07, 2008 | 9 Comments

We had fun on the ferry signing! The ads for Just Breathe look great and it was cool being a commuter for an afternoon. For that brief, shining moment, I felt like someone who has a real job. The feeling passed quickly enough, though. Not to worry.

aboard the MV Tacoma
aboard the MV Tacoma

Backstory: International Man of Mystery

September 05, 2008 | Leave a comment

One of my favorite backstories about Just Breathe has to do with my friend Glenn. In the book, Sarah’s father is restoring a Mustang at Glenn Mounger’s Garage.

Here is a shot of the real garage, which belongs to the real Glenn. Yeah, I know. You really can’t call this a “garage.” It’s more like the Taj Mahal of Cars:

rare automobile collection that inspired a bit of Just Breathe
rare automobile collection that inspired a bit of Just Breathe

 Here’s a slide show, including shots of Gene Autry’s limo and the amazing Packard. Thanks to Glenn for lending his name and a touch of class to this novel.

Writer aboard!

September 03, 2008 | 2 Comments

So this is a first, not just for me but for the ENTIRE FREAKIN FERRY SYSTEM. I’m having a booksigning on the ferry Thursday, on the 4:40pm Seattle/Bainbridge run. 

Come to a booksigning aboard a Washington State Ferry!
Come to a booksigning aboard a Washington State Ferry!

I’m known for doing signings in unusual places. This one is to celebrate the publication of JUST BREATHE, and because there will be ads for the book on the ferry. Enter a drawing to win a gift basket filled with gourmet treats, a signed book and a certificate for an oxygen facial. There’s a nice article about the event in Shelf Awareness here.

All this scenery and a new book to read, too. You can’t beat that!

this just in…

September 02, 2008 | 2 Comments

It’s deja vu all over again.

PICTURE OF THE DAY from Publishers Weekly:

Writerly Love in Bainbridge
On Thursday at Eagle Harbor Book Company on Bainbridge Island, Wash., Susan Wiggs celebrated the launch of her latest hardcover, Just Breathe (Mira). Wiggs (c.) is pictured here with local authors (shown l. to r.) Sheila Roberts, Carol Cassella, Suzanne Selfors and Suzanne MacPherson.

aaaaaaand … the same shot, with 2/3 of my critique group, made “Shelf Awareness”! (missing are Elsa Watson and Anjali Banerjee). I just subscribed to Shelf Awareness, a free newsletter for anyone interested in books. No idea what took me so long. Thanks to this issue alone, I ordered American Wife and The Book of Calamities. Check it out here.

Image of the Day: Author and Her Writers Group

Last Thursday, Eagle Harbor Book Co., Bainbridge Island, Wash., hosted a party for Susan Wiggs, whose Just Breathe has just been published. Here outside the store Wiggs posed with three members of her writers group (from l. to r.) Sheila Roberts, Carol Cassella, Wiggs and Suzanne Selfors–and, far right, Suzanne MacPherson, who is a local writer but not in the group. This coming Thursday Wiggs will do an autographing on the ferry to Bainbridge Island (Shelf Awareness, August 26, 2008).

(Courtesy of Shelf Awareness)