What are you doing this weekend? No plans yet? Close to the North Shore? You should check out the Newburyport Literary Festival in Newburyport, Massachusetts. It kicks off this Friday, April 29 and goes through Saturday evening, April 30. I’ll be presenting on Saturday at 9am. They’ve got a stellar line-up (just like always). And, Newburyport is just the prettiest little town. Hope you can make it.
Archive for April, 2011
This Wednesday, April 20, at 7pm EST I’m joining Book Club Girl to chat about The Map of True Places. For information and directions on how to listen and how to call in, follow this link. You have to register on this site before the show so that you can participate in the chat session. Hope you’re free to tune in! It’s bound to be a blast and a half.
As of tomorrow, my new post for Writer Unboxed will be posted. Check my Facebook page tomorrow for a direct link to the new post. As some of you may know, I’ve been working on my third novel, and I contemplate my own writing process for this month’s post. The Mess in the Middle, the title of the post, and the problems I’ve been encountering in my writing, are always tricky to handle. I love a good challenge.
And I’m working on my next post for Lipstick Chronicles. Keep an eye out for that as well!
The paperback version of “The Map of True Places” hit the Massachusetts South Shore Fiction Bestseller list.
Map is in very good company. Just check out the rest of the Top Ten list:
1. The Postmistress, Sarah Blake
2. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
3. The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
4. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
5. Lipstick in Afghanistan, Roberta Gatley
6. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
7. The Island, Elin Hilderbrand
8. The Map of True Places, Brunonia Barry
9. The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Cathleen Schline
10. Winter Garden, Kristin Hannah
To see what other kinds books are selling well in this area, click here.
Tonight at 6:30pm I’ll be at the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore on Marblehead, MA to do a reading, signing, and Q&A about The Map of True Places. Ever since the Cornerstone Books in Salem closed (I miss that bookstore), it’s nice to still feel like I have a slice of home at the Spirit of ’76. You can read more about the event here. Hope to see you there!