find your way home

June 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

Great news for readers, travelers, dreamers, and golfers! My publisher is celebrating Map of the Heart with a lavish sweepstakes you don’t want to miss!

The winner of the drawing will enjoy:

  • A two-night stay at the Resort at Port Ludlow from August 12-14, 2017
  • A round of golf
  • Dinner for two, and breakfast for two for both mornings
  • Two signed copies of Susan Wiggs’s Map of the Heart and Family Tree
  • Reserved seating at Susan’s book event at the resort
  • And a pre-event meet and greet with the author herself
  • This prize also includes a $1,000 gift card to apply towards travel to Port Ludlow*

* This prize must be redeemed for the weekend of August 12-14, 2017.

Enter here. Good luck!

#contests #drawings #sweepstakes


farmers market finds + an irresistible recipe

June 10, 2017 | Leave a comment

A quick boat trip from the island to the “overseas” farmers market (in Port Orchard, aka Cedar Cove) yielded the first crop of Rainier cherries of the season. They don’t travel well, so I hope you get to taste them, fresh-picked from the orchard.

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When the berries are in season, make this addictive Romanov sauce. I don’t know why it’s called Romanov sauce, but that sounds fancier than “white gloppy deliciousness” so we’ll go with it. You could use creme fraiche in place of the yoghurt and sour cream, but does anyone actually have creme fraiche on hand?

Romanov Sauce for Berries

1 cup plain yoghurt (I like Greek style)

1 cup sour cream (okay to skip this)

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 Tablespoons Grand Marnier, amaretto or frangelico liqueur

Whip the cream to soft peaks, then blend in everything else. Serve over washed and hulled berries of any variety.

If you want to get even fancier, serve over slices of pound cake or ladyfingers.

Happy summer!

#recipes #berries #farmersmarket

books for brains :: join 17 authors this Saturday

June 01, 2017 | Leave a comment

Join us for the 2017 Summer Book Festival!

When: Saturday June 3rd, Noon to 2 pm
Where: Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Meet 17 award-winning authors for goodies, conversations, and book signings at Eagle Harbor Books! 20% of proceeds will benefit the Bainbridge Schools Foundation.

Seattle 7 Writers poster


Authors attending:

Bruce Barcott, Dave Boling, Terry Brooks, Megan Chance, Claire Dederer, Kevin Emerson, Waverly Fitzgerald, Laurie Frankel, Linda Johns, Brent Hartinger, David Lasky, Donna Miscolta, Boyd Morrison, Suzanne Selfors, Garth Stein, Susan Wiggs, David B. Williams

#TerryBrooks #GarthStein #ClaireDederer #LaurieFrankel #SuzanneSelfors