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Forks, Knives, and Spoons Around the World

It’s been such a thrill to see posts from people who’ve taken Forks, Knives, and Spoons on vacations and business trips or back home to the other side of the globe. I’m planning to build a gallery for the fun shots and I have featured some in my monthly newsletter…

Book Review: The Address by Fiona Davis

This review first published on The BookReporter.com. I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review. Set in New York City in two time periods, one hundred years apart, about 1885 and 1985, THE ADDRESS by Fiona Davis is an educational and entertaining romp back in time…

If you had the power …

If you had the power to make everyone read one book, which book would you choose? Why? I think I’d have to pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by the esteemed Harper Lee. I’m certainly not the only one for whom this book tops my “best books ever” list, but when…

Praise from The BookLife Prize

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Book Review: The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny D. Williams

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review and wrote this review for BookReporter.com. Because of my connection with Uganda, I was immediately interested in THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES. Our family has hosted and sponsored children, helped raise money to build a medical center in…

Book Review: Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave

I wrote this review for bookreporter.com – an incredible hub of book news and reviews and contests … check them out! I was given this book by the publisher to review. HELLO, SUNSHINE is out today, July, 11. Happy Release Day, Laura! Not only do I love the cover of…

KGB Bar with 17Scribes

This Tuesday, I’ll be at KGB Bar in the East Village with four of my fellow 17Scribes. I’m thrilled to share the stage with Julie Pennell (The Young Wives Club), Renee Rutledge (Hour of Daydreams), Kate Brandes (The Promise of Pierson Orchard) and Sandi Ward (The Astonishing Thing). The literary…

Book Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

As an author, I have stacks of books (serious stacks) and a fully loaded e-reader which make me simultaneously giddy and overwhelmed. I love selecting the next book I’ll read and opening (or swiping) to the first page. I eagerly dove into the advance copy of The Alice Network, ready…

Are You Spooning With a Fork?

fork noun \f-or-k\ 1. a guy who is cocky, arrogant, self-important 2. a male who is charming to women in order to get what he wants 3. a guy who lacks decency or concern for the women he pokes or stabs with his tines 4. a man who moves on…

Goodreads Giveaway – Book PLUS Charm Bracelet

Enter to win a signed copy of Forks, Knives, and Spoons and a charm bracelet inspired by Amy York’s bracelet in the story. While you’re there, add Forks, Knives, and Spoons to your WANT TO READ list and follow me to receive updates on new giveaways and book releases. Happy…