Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sailing New Bern

Sailing New Bern -- well, the Pamilco. We had a blast touring New Bern this weekend, including a sail with Captain Malinda aboard her 43' center-cockpit Irwin. We were trying to get a decent photo of me for the back cover of my new book, Leaving Lukens (due out this summer), but I decided I didn't like any we took -- I was squiting into the sun without sunglasses, and with -- well, you can see what I mean. Anyway, we had a great time! Also, I had a book signing at the Hanna House Bed and Breakfast. This is the only place I will stay in New Bern!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Events Planned for April

I love springtime -- the flowers, the blooming trees, the vegies in my garden starting to sprout ... turning off the heat in defiance as we still hug sweaters around us and light another fire in the fireplace to take the chill off.

Now that winter is over, people are coming back out into the world. Therefore, it's time for book signings! I had one last night as a kick off to National Library Week (it's also National Volunteer Week, so go hug a library volunteer sometime and see what kind of weird looks you get). In New Bern, I have two scheduled for the same day -- one at Next Chapter Books, the other at Hanna House Bed and Breakfast. I'm thrilled about both! If you're in New Bern April 23, please stop by and say hello to me and to spring. Together, we'll wave a fond farewell to winter for good this year. In May, I'll be in Boone, just in case you won't be able to make it to the other side of the state.