Whether meeting with book clubs or speaking at author forums, one of my favorite parts of writing is being able to connect with book lovers, other authors, and those who dream of writing a book. It can happen!
We had such a great day at the Soref JCC in Plantation, Florida. Books, birthdays, and digital media were on the agenda and the group did not disappoint. Thanks for an inspirational afternoon.
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Camille Di Maio, Emily Bleeker, and I spent a glorious week at RWA in Orlando. We stopped in a wonderful shop (Sugar Boo) filled with inspirational paper quotes. Each of us chose a saying, which we inscribed a special message on the back, to send along to a reader. Here's what we received from the reader. It is an indescribable feeling to know you have touched someone with your words.
Thanks to these awesome ladies of Beech Mountain, North Carolina for inviting me into their beautiful backdrop via FaceTime!
#ThrowbackThursday to the time I became a USA Today Bestselling Author and didn't even know! What We Leave Behind debuted as a bestseller on October 16, 2014. Found out June 29, 2017. Now I'm going to quote my friend Rebecca Warner, "The puzzling thing is, you didn't have this to bolster you through some tough times, and you pushed through and got better and better. What does that say about your capacity to go to great heights?" There's a lesson here for all of us.
Honored and humbled to stand beside these incredible women who motivate and mentor the Women of Tomorrow. The road to success is not always easy; there are many different paths to take. What a privilege to share my journey with these remarkable young women. Congratulations to the Class of 2017, and a huge thank you to Margo Brilliant, Elise Scheck, and Miss. Reed for your tireless work on behalf of our future generations.
Congratulations to my rock star agent Kim Lionetti of BookEnds on her recent promotion. I am thrilled to be a part of the BookEnds team and working with such a talented group of women.
And congratulations to my Lake Union sisters for trending on Twitter during our very first #LakeUnionAuthors chat. What a fun evening chatting with readers and fans. Winners of my books were sent out in my newsletter last week. The prizes were sent that same day. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the ladies of the lake.
March 16, 2017. Because of these munchkins! They're only 1st graders, but it's never too soon to begin a lifelong passion for reading. Reading makes for better writing, spelling, and improves your vocabulary. It was an honor and a thrill to inspire these young minds at Cypress Elementary. They certainly inspire me.
March 10, 2017. Fifth Grade Career Day at University School of NSU. These awesome kids are future authors of America. We shared story ideas and no one was more impressed than I was. Dream big!