August 11, 2010
It's been a whirlwind week since THE VIOGNIER VENDETTA
launched on Tuesday, August 3. Always my favorite part of "the writing life" is when I get to spend time with the people who read my books . . . and so many great booksellers who have become dear friends. On Tuesday, the Community Relations Manager at Barnes & Noble Reston had taken the time and trouble to find flowers that matched my beautiful fuchsia book jacket (I accidentally wore orange and, yes, I clashed!). Wednesday at the fabulous Library of Congress where part of the story of VIOGNIER takes place -- Washington, D.C. in swampy August heat, great questions, a fascinating audience...
May 14, 2010
I was sitting in the San Francisco airport a few weeks ago when I received a call from Mary Beth McIntire, the Executive Director of the Library of Virginia, who passed on the news that THE RIESLING RETRIBUTION had been selected as one of 5 fiction finalists for the Library's 2010 People's Choice Award. I had to keep it under my hat for a while, but finally the word is out and I'm humbled to be on the same slate as these four outstanding VA authors: First Family
by David Baldacci, The Lacuna
by Barbara Kingsolver, Very Valentine
by Adriana Trigiani, and Half Broke Horses
by Jeannette Walls. Voting takes place from May 17...