First and foremost, I would not be able to celebrate this moment without all of you who went out and grabbed a copy of Along Came a Duke–you are why it is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller this week. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
What has been so much fun is meeting so many of you at the events in Tulsa and around Chicago. Too much fun. Too many laughs (really, is there such a thing?). And so many lovely people, such as our Chicago stalkers who turned up at both events to see all of us (me, Julia Quinn, Rachel Gibson, and Pamela Palmer.)
What is it like to travel in a pack of authors? Well, you are in good company because there is always someone to go find coffee with (and they never question how often you need coffee), and no one objects when you pull to a stop in the airport for the airport bookshop. And you laugh. Lots.
Rachel Gibson and I were in Tulsa a day early for our appearance on Good Day Tulsa, which couldn’t have been more lovely. The people were so nice and made us feel right at ease. And suddenly, there you are in the chair, in front of three cameras and off you go and before you know it, the whole thing is done. Whew!
What always surprises me is how many people these events can draw. All three venues were packed! I am just awed and so humbled that you all will give up your weekend afternoon or an evening to come meet one of us. It truly is a rare and special experience for us authors and all of us thank you.
And if you didn’t get to one of the events or you live too far to make it, there are signed copies of Along Came a Duke at Anderson’s Bookshop, in Naperville (call 630-355-2665) and signed copies of a bunch of my backlist at the Barnes & Noble/Woodland Plaza in Tulsa (call 918-250-5034).
And next up? Dallas! For the Boas & Tiaras Tea on Saturday. If you are in the Dallas area, check my Events page for details and the links for tickets. Anyhoo, if you can make it, I would love to see you all there, or back here next Monday with a full report and lots of pictures. I have my tiara all ready. Sadly, I am allergic to boa. LOL.
Congrats! I did run out and buy “Along Came a Duke” and read it right away—LOVED it! So now I must wait, and wait, and wait to find out what happens to the rest of the ladies of Kempton! sigh…
My daughter has gone gaga over audio books. I haven’t heard one yet, but I have listened to her rave about them and I am intrigued. She says she can listen to them as she does housework, out on her patio, etc. She definitely has me eager to hear some of hers.