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“There are certain journeys you make in your lifetime that stick with you always. You remember the feel of the air on your skin, the quality of the light, the food you ate, the smells that wafted in the air. Most of all, you remember how you felt about the person you were with. And how you felt about yourself.”

When I wrote those lines in Map of the Heart, I was taking notes during a memorable meal at an outdoor cafe at the harbor of Cassis in the south of France. A terrific storm was raging, and I was grateful for the delicious, comforting gratinee and local wine.
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Comfort food is a perfect pairing with stormy weather, no?
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All this by way of saying that you should come and have lunch or dinner with me.
On August 13, the Inn at Port Ludlow is offering an early release of Map of the Heart with a cocktail reception and 5-course Provence-themed dinner.

Date: 13 August 2017 :: 6pm
Location: The Inn At Port Ludlow
One Heron Road
Port Ludlow, WA 98365
Toll Free: 877-805-0868
Phone: 360-437-7000
Email: [email protected]
Event link: and enter Package ID HEART to get the best available rate.
We’re planning a themed Provence-inspired dinner with wine pairings, an incredible giveaway, an overnight option, a multimedia book talk, and more! All this comes with an autographed book and a free bonus author!

You can also join me on August 22 in my hometown at my favorite restaurant, Restaurant Marche, hosted by the best chef on the west coast.

Location: Restaurant Marche
Event Link:

Or what about Austin, Texas on August 24? A lakeside spa? YES, PLEASE.

Location: Lake Austin Spa and Resort, 1705 S. Quinlan Park, Rd,
Austin, TX 78732
Event Link:

The publication of a new book is a cause for celebration chez Wiggs. I would love to meet you! Cheers!
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