Monday Musings- wow- what a month!

Two book launches, three birthdays, and some stellar news!

October has truly been an epic month! 

On October 7th, Sourcebooks, my publisher, released Seven Letters from Paris in the United States, followed by Canada, the UK, and Europe on October 15th! Since then, a bunch of you have been emailing me, or tweeting, or posting pictures of the book on the shelves or on the beach or simply holding it. I appreciate this more than you know! It's every author's dream to see their book in the wild, and, at the very least, I'm able to experience this once-in-a-lifetime thrill virtually. I've also received more than a few kind notes from readers. My heart is going to burst!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

On October 15th, Booklist – the magazine the New York Times calls "the acquisitions bible for public and school librarians nationwide," and whose newsletter/site recommends new titles to over 30,000 subscribers – posted their sparkly review of  Seven Letters from Paris, calling it "a passionate, romantic, spring-in-the-step read."

My book launch cake! Almost too pretty to eat! Nom-nom-nom!

On October 18th, I celebrated my thirtieth birthday (for the fifteenth time!), my mom celebrated her fiftieth birthday (again) on October 25th, and, today, October 27th is Max's fifteenth birthday.

My birthday cake!

Max's birthday cake.
Methinks it's time to go on a diet...well, not yet...

On October 21st, Month9Books/Tantrum Books released my middle grade novel, King of the Mutants, (please check out King of the Mutants for more info!) and I also received BRILLIANT news! Brazil bought the foreign rights to Seven Letters from Paris! 


Tomorrow, October 28th, Ann Mah's Mastering the Art of French Eating releases in paperback! Ann was kind enough to support the Seven Letters from Paris launch by offering a giveaway of her delicious memoir...and there is still time to win! Enter below!

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You'd think I could relax now, kick my feet up, and enjoy a glass of wine. But no! Random House is releasing the Australia edition of Seven Letters from Paris on November 3rd! Really, it's all quite exciting! Plus, since I'm not a celebrity, I have to keep the momentum going. So a special thanks goes to those of you who have purchased Seven Letters and to those who have left reviews on Amazon and/or Goodreads. You guys rock my world! Please keep spreading the word!

Best wishes and bisous from Toulouse!




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