Hey, hey! Today I’m giving an appreciative shout out to the Ladies of Pinnacle Book Club. Talking with book clubs is a humongous honor for me— one that will never get old as long as I live. I’ve attended about 45 in person and a few more via FaceTime / Skype. Yes, I’m introducing Gracie Lee to the world one book club at a time. LOL that’s okay by me!
Remember when letter writing was a thing? You may be too young to remember, but I do. I religiously wrote letters to my penpal in Australia. When I was away at camp, I wrote letters to Staci and Momma even though I got home before my news. Back home, I wrote letters to the new friends I’d made at camp (friends I would likely never see again). On occasion, my best friends and I even wrote letters. I could look from my bedroom window and see the water tower and stand of trees marking the town where many of them lived. During summer, we may as well have lived in different states.
On this icy Sunday morning in Northwest Arkansas (19 degree as I write), I’m writing a Sunday Letter to you. And if I can stick with it (no promises), this will be a regular Sunday thing each week as a way to recap my writing, my travels, whatever happens to be going on (or not going on). Sort of a “Dear Diary” entry.Continue Reading
Are You in a Book Club?
Since The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee released in January 2016, my book has been chosen for discussion by lots of book clubs around the country. This has been sooooo exciting for me and most surprising. When I can (and when I’m invited), I attend the book club meetings. So far, I’ve attended about sixteen in Texas and Arkansas, plus I have more scheduled this year.
Whether I attend or not, I’m usually contacted by the host and asked if I have an official list of book club questions. FINALLY, I have created a list of discussion questions for use in your book club meetings. Consider these simply as a jumping off point.
If you are a member of a book club, I hope you’ll recommend The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee!
I’ll attend if I can.
Plus, there’a always Skype!
Want to Start a Book Club?
If you’ve been thinking of starting a book club, do it! Book clubs fuel discussion, friendship, and expand your world well beyond the stories you read. Don’t know where to start? THIS ARTICLE from Lit Lovers includes great book club organizational tips.
Book Club Discount!
My publisher is offering a discount to book club members. Purchase books from SYP Publishing’s website using the code BOOKCLUB at checkout, and you’ll receive $3.50 off each copy. (Paperback or hardback!) Spread the word to your book club members and click HERE to take advantage of this offer.Continue Reading