June 9, 2011
How can it be June already?  Summer is, by far, my favorite season, but it seems like yesterday I was taking down my Christmas tree and shivering in my sweaters.  I guess writing two books a year can make a person fast-forward through the seasons…
My 14th novel, THE BEACH TREES, was released May 3rd and debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at #14 and has been hanging on in the top 35 ever since!  Thank you so much to my wonderful readers and booksellers who were responsible for making that happen–and to my fabulous publisher New American Library/Penguin Publishing Group for all the behind-the-scenes work required to get the book out there.  You’re all my heroes!
I just finished a month-long book tour and met so many of you–truly the best part of my job.  I know there were lots of places I couldn’t get to—but keep sending me emails to let me know where you’d like to see me.  There’s always next year!  And keep checking my appearances schedule (LINK) as I’m always adding events.
Readers always want to know what’s next–and that would be THE STRANGERS ON MONTAGU STREET (the third book in the Tradd Street series) which will be out November 1st of this year.  There will most likely be two more books (not in the series) published in 2012–stay tuned to hear more about them.
Until them, stay cool and may your summer be filled with wonderful books!
Happy reading,