Happy Saturday, everyone! I am so excited to be in my hometown of Salisbury, NC today for the Rowan Reading Rendezvous. This is my first literary festival in my hometown, which feels pretty cool, and I can’t wait to spend the day with great readers and some of my favorite fabulous writer friends!(I’m looking at you Kim Boykin, Kim Wright, Erika Marks and Susan Boyer!)
With 3.5 weeks to go until the launch of Lies and Other Acts of Love, the Dear Carolina tour hasn’t slowed down much, but, even still, it’s hard not to take a second to reflect! The above is one of my favorite pieces of advice from Lies and Other Acts of Love, passed down from generation to generation in the book (along with plenty of family secrets!)–and one of four fabulous printables that we are giving away to everyone who orders the book between now and April 11. (See below.)
And, in an even larger way, this whole thing that’s happening right now was a bit unexpected! I never, ever dreamed that I would be getting ready to go on tour for my second novel! I’m pinching myself.
Next week, my family is hitting Florida for a little sunshine and the events below. If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!
Thursday, March 17: Copperfish Books, Punta Gorda, FL, 5-8pm
Friday, March 18: Macintosh Books, Sanibel, FL, 11am-1pm
Saturday, March 19: Fort Myers Reading Festival!
Thanks to all of you for making the last eleven months everything I could have ever dreamed of. I am so grateful for all of your friendship and love!
Order Lies and Other Acts of Love and send a picture of the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org between now and April 10 to be entered to win a $1,000 Shop Design Chic gift card. Everyone will receive copies of four gorgeous printable quotes–including the one above–from the book! Order or pre-order from an independent bookstore or Indiebound for two contest entries! (If you’ve already pre-ordered and sent me your receipt I will be sending your printables in the next few days!)