February is in danger of being swallowed whole. Here one minute, gone the next. The days have been flying by. My first month of book events is already behind me. All very successful! Seeing old friends and making new book friends has been so rewarding. I’m going to visit many communities this month and show off some exciting new books.
THE COVENANT OF WATER by Abraham Verghese is the most anticipated novel of the year. I’ve been in touch with Abraham and am so happy to announce that right this moment in time he’s in Palo Alto recording his amazing new novel. What an experience. He is telling his story. A great way to read it is by listening in his very special voice. THE COVENANT OF WATER will be available in May. When I know the on-sale date for the audio I will announce it on this blog.
Our house is almost where we want it to be. Waiting on custom made hurricane proof slider and bathroom window. Looking at mid March. We did get our dishwasher last week and what a difference it makes. So happy.
We finally watched WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING this past week. I was nervous about the movie. The book was so amazing. Well, not to worry. The movie closely followed the book. And the characters were spot on. Loved it.
I am seeing and hearing good things about the barrier islands that got so devastated during hurricane Ian in September. Many of the restaurants are back open, some even using food trucks. We are grateful for this miracle as it’s been quite challenging around here.
If you haven’t already been to one of the amazing wine dinners at Cafe You here on the Cape, you really should. I attended the Australian Wine Dinner on Saturday night. A fun night with amazing food and great wine. Not to mention the great service. It’s a fun time to meet up with old friends and even meet new ones. Dessert was provided by Ana Lewis who is the pastry chef extraordinaire. Pavlovas because…..Australian.
Well readers, the books are piling up and need to be read. They do not read themselves. And I’m reading THE BOOK SPY by Alan Hlad. Loving it.
I look forward to seeing those of you who will be attending my book events this month. I wish you all a good book!
Ana Lewis hard at work creating one of her amazing desserts!