Signed Copies for Christmas!
Good news! I've arranged with a small, independently-owned bookstore in New Jersey to sell signed copies of my books and ship them anywhere in the United States. This is especially meaningful to me because the store is owned by a retired teacher who is fulfilling her dream of owning her own bookstore! Her name is Rita Maggio, and her store is BookTowne on Main Street in the seaside town of Manasquan, New Jersey. Please use the link, "for signed copies," at right to contact Rita. The deadline for Christmas delivery is December 15.
"The Author's Corner" on Public Radio
MISS DREAMSVILLE excerpts (read by me) will air between Nov. 30 and Dec. 11 on "The Author's Corner" program on 500 NPR stations from Maine to Guam. The program airs at different times depending on where you live. If you'd like to hear them now, the link is on the upper left side of this page.
Reviewers love Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County, a stand-alone sequel to Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society. Inspired by a real person, both novels are about a book club composed of dreamers and misfits in 1960s Florida.
"A lively and wise deliberation on the dynamics of friendship, change, and self-realization.” -Philip K. Jason, Southern Literary Review
“The stories in Miss Dreamsville trade in serious and provocative issues, and the misfit characters within are authentic and true…a vivid, vibrant plot in a journalist’s efficient prose.” - The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.
“Radiating southern grace and charm in the manner of Fannie Flagg and Mary Kay Andrews, Hearth’s uplifting novel, a sequel to Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society (2012), is a story of how several very different women learn to navigate the shifting mores and niceties of southern society on their own terms.” - Booklist magazine (American Library Association)
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