If it’s Friday, it must be France …
Bonjour! Here’s a Friday morning shot from Antibes … starts my day off right. Yours, too, I hope! This might be the street where Katherine lived in Antibes. You know that kitchen window where she liked to sit and look out into the back allée? Picture her there! In fact, it looks like she’s just disappearing around the corner on her bike … Find out more in my Love in Provence series.
And now the trilogy is complete because this box was delivered by the postman yesterday. I Promise You This, Book #3 in the series, will be launched on Amazon on May 17. In fact, it’s been available for pre-order for the last month and I can’t believe how many of you have done just that! Merci beaucoup!
I’m thrilled with the way the three novels look together!
Gratitude. I’m filled with it.
I have a lot of thanks to share for this new addition to the series:
Thanks so much to the talented Scott Collie in Toronto for his beautiful artwork on all three covers.
Thanks to Amazon’s women’s fiction imprint, Lake Union Publishing, and the fabulous, hard-working, supportive, enthusiastic team that worked with me … Gabe, Mike, and all the gang in Seattle, my talented developmental editor, Amara Holstein, and my patient editor in New York, Miriam Juskowicz.
Thanks to Senior Acquisitions Editor at Lake Union, Danielle Marshall, who brought us together.
And the biggest thanks of all goes to every reader who has been so enthusiastic and loyal to this series! Thank you for your emails and reviews and for telling your friends and sharing your books and opinions. You made this happen!
Where would any of this be without the all-consuming beauty of the country and people of France and the region of Provence-Alpes- Côte d’Azur that provide me with constant inspiration. Nor should I forget my vibrant, much-loved hometown of Toronto, which has also played a big role in these stories.
There will be more! Because so many of you have asked, I’ve begun working on three more books that will carry forward the story of Kat’s journey … in a slightly different way. Stay tuned!
Right now I’m going to toast everyone I’ve mentioned … and lots more I haven’t … and enjoy the rush of publication. It’s a very good time to be an author and I feel blessed to be part of the incredibly collegial and connected global writing community.
p.s. Amazon is celebrating by giving away 20 print copies … TWENTY … on Goodreads. Click right here to enter!
If you are on FaceBook, join me there on May 19th, from 6 to 9 EDT. I’ll be celebrating the launch of I Promise You This with some of your favourite authors: Bette Lee Crosby, Christine, Nolfi, Jillian Dodd, Steena Holmes, Toby Neal, Suzanne Kelman, Jacquie Gauthier and from England, Linn B. Halton, and from France, Liza Perrat!
There’ll be tons of giveaways and great conversation. Join us!
IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN THE WEST END OF TORONTO TOMORROW, SATURDAY APRIL 30, PLEASE VISIT A NOVEL SPOT AT HUMBERTOWN PLAZA. I’LL BE THERE FROM 10 A.M. TO 11 A.M. HELPING TO CELEBRATE CANADIAN AUTHORS FOR INDIES DAY. I’M GRATEFUL THAT A NOVEL SPOT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL SUPPORTER OF MY WORK SINCE THE BRIDGE CLUB IN 2010.
Wherever you are, take a few minutes to drop into your local independent bookstore tomorrow. They put a lot of love into bringing you the best choices in literature. If it’s not on the shelf, they are happy to order for you. Like libraries, they’re an important part of our communities.