Goodreads Giveway Announced

Lake_Effect_Cover_for_KindleLake Effect: a love story has been entered into a Goodreads Giveaway from June 1 to July 1, 2014. ENTER NOW to win 1 of 5 free copies!

An Alberta Clipper has moved across Lake Erie and left Cleveland in a snowy haze, and Riley Kemp, an out-of-work car salesman, is a man in crisis. Now almost fifty, his world is upside down and he can’t figure out how to put it upright again. At just this time, Lynne, after a 30-year absence, returns to Cleveland to see her ailing mother. Fate is going to bring them together again, can reality keep them together?

 

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Return visit to book club “a great evening”

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Parents' Book Club at Boulevard Elementary School

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Parents’ Book Club at Boulevard Elementary School

Branches, Angela and I had a great evening at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Parents’ Book Club at Boulevard Elementary School. We initially met them on Feb 25 when they each got a copy of the book from the group organizer, Jane Harris. At that time, I promised I’d return after they read the book.

Tonight there were 12-15 of us and it was a lively discussion with everyone talking about the book and sharing their own stories of family secrets. I know my being there may have influenced their critiques but they said they loved the story, the characters and the writing. Their warmth and enthusiasm seemed genuine and I was truly honored. One of the ladies has shared the book with her sister in Columbus and asked if I would consider going there to discuss the book with her reading club. So Branches is branching out and I couldn’t be happier.

CWRU Book Store to carry Branches

BRANCHES got a big surprise today (so I guess that means I did, too!). Got an email from the Case Western Book Store (a division of Barnes & Noble) saying they saw the Daily’s 5 Questions article and they were going to carry a copy of my book. Already had it on order. Was there a flash of light in your peripheral vision about 3:47 p.m. EDT? Nah, that was just my smile.

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