News & Media

Reading and Signing at Carmichael’s Bookstore – March 9 2012
I read from The Sisters at Louisville’s beloved independent bookstore, Carmichael’s. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop by either of their locations and look around!

The Sisters on KTMY Talk Radio 107.1 FM Minneapolis/St. Paul
On Wednesday, February 22nd I was invited to chat about The Sisters on KTMY Talk Radio. I had a wonderful time. Click the link to stream their programs.

Reading at The Morris Bookshop in Lexington, Kentucky – February 19, 2012
I was delighted to read from The Sisters at The Morris Book Shop in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The address is 882 E. High Street, Lexington, and I do hope you’ll stop by this wonderful shop!

Skyping with Military Wives in New York – January 19, 2012
Last night, I had a wonderful time Skyping with a reading group of military wives in New York.   Every reading group I’ve spoken with so far has come to our chat with many wonderful questions, but this group of lovely women responded strongly to the parts of The Sisters that deal with war and its effect on the men who serve in combat.  Most illuminating for me!

I’d love to join other reading groups via Skype–or by speaker phone, which works well, too!

Come see me at the Kentucky Book Fair – November 12th!
If you’re going to the Kentucky Book Fair next Saturday, come stop by my table. I’d love to see you there. Click here for the Book Fair website.

Reading at EKU
On November 10th, I read from The Sisters at Eastern Kentucky University. I had a wonderful time! Full details here.

Magazine Mentions
The Sisters got some lovely mentions recently. O Magazine listed it as part of their Fall Reading List. Good Housekeeping named it one of the four books highlighted as “Goodreads” in their November issue — check page 164! Whole Living made The Sisters part of the feature “Soul Food: Books that Feed” in their November issue! (November 6, 2011)

Thank You, Independent Booksellers!
I’m grateful to the many wonderful independent booksellers who nominated The Sisters for the Indie Next list.  To be on the list at all–a list that includes Joan Didion!–is amazing in itself. To be the #1 Pick for December is an inexpressible honor. (November 5, 2011)

Heading to Australia and New Zealand!
I’ve always wanted to visit Australia and New Zealand, and maybe someday I will. For now, though, I’m thrilled that The Sisters will be making the journey there on my behalf, to be published by Text Publishing in Spring 2012, just in time for Mother’s Day!

Please visit the Text website and explore their exceptional list of titles.  The Sisters couldn’t have found a better home in that part of the world, and I’m honored to be added to Text’s list of authors. (November 3, 2011)

A Skype Chat: Off the Beaten Path
On October 16, I was thrilled about having the opportunity to chat about The Sisters via Skype with the participants of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore’s “Breakfast in the Books: Sisters’ Weekend.”  Lisa See was also there, chatting about her latest novel!

The Sisters: One of the Hot Audio Books for Fall 2011
I was delighted to find The Sisters on a list of  the ten “hottest” audio books for fall.  An even greater thrill is that Cassandra Campbell is reading–such a beautiful, sensitive, and emotionally grounded voice!  I can’t wait to get my own copy. (October 11, 2011)

The Sisters sold in China!
How would you like to have written a book you can’t read? This is happening to me.  Chinese translation and publication rights to The Sisters have been sold to China South Booky Culture Media in Beijing. (September 29th, 2011)