So, You're Really NOT Jewish?

I was invited to a book club recently because they had just finished reading my debut novel, The Art of Being Rebekkah.  I was excited and so honored  they had chosen my book.  I was also slightly panicked thinking I'd have to make a speech.  I didn't. It turned out to be a very fun evening with a group of intelligent, diverse, and really funny women. Along with some excellent Sangria....more

20 Author /60 Book Valentine Day Giveaway, and More

 I’m sharing the book love between now and Valentine’s Day by hosting a 20 Authors / 60 Books Valentine’s Day Giveaway...more
Hold the phone -- there's a sequel to Wednesday Sisters? Who knew? I will be reading that one! :-)more

Book Clubs? I am So NOT A Fan.

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Thanks! I started getting worried I was offensive in the post...but after trying several times ...more

Fresh Pick | I CAN'T MAKE YOU LOVE ME, BUT I CAN MAKE YOU LEAVE by Dixie Cash

A mystery to laugh with... I Can't Make You Love Me, But I Can Make You Leave by Dixie Cash ...more

SUMMER-IT'S THE TIME TO SHARE by Tracey Jackson

SUMMER SALE–it’s time to share!by Tracey Jackson...more

A book club I wouldn't buy into (but would you?)

Last week, I read an item in the Shelf Awareness e-newsletter about a new online book club. The club would charge members $15-$30 for such perks as being supplied with publisher’s galleys (also called “advance reader’s copies” or ARCs) four to six months in advance of a book's publication, an online discussion forum, and participating in author chats - and according to the club’s founders, publishers are going for it. This endeavor is being launched on a pilot basis by the women’s website wowOwow.com and was the subject of a Forbes.com blog post, which was picked up by Shelf Awareness....more

But I'm also not a blog tour person either. And I accept very few ARCs. I just don't enjoy the ...more

San Francisco, it's a happening! Join me tonight at "Why There Are Words"

Hi, All! I would love to see/meet pinkies who might enjoy this literary salon, across San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, in Sausalito....more

Estrangement does not make the heart grow fonder

I joined my first book club about 12-13 years ago. They were all the rage with Oprah handpicking her favorite books that would soar to the top seller list. My kids were in grade school and I was working part time and doing some traveling with work. I was a dedicated member. The book list was issued six months in advance and I went at it reading each book right along....more

Expat Book Euthanasia