So I peeked at the DABWAHA rankings and 19 of you think A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS is going to go all the way. To which I say, BLESS YOUR HEARTS. No, really. It’s lovely that you think so well of the book, and I thank you. Voting opens on Thursday, so we’ll just have to wait to see if it makes it out of the first round!
Today I have a couple of fun things for you. First, if you haven’t checked out DuJour magazine, GOODNESS, are you in for a treat! I love pottering around places on the web that offer gorgeous editorial and lush, aspirational features, and DuJour fits beautifully into that category. Nancy Bilyeau, author of THE CHALICE–have you read it? Fab!–put together a piece on the Best New Historical Fiction. And CITY OF JASMINE is one of the featured titles! It’s also in VERY good company. So pootle over there to find all kinds of lovely things for your to-be-read list.
Next is a Q&A I did with the divine Melissa Lenhardt! She’s an all-around superb person who asked great questions and is offering a giveaway of a signed copy of CITY OF JASMINE. I was lucky enough to meet Melissa in person when I signed in Houston and she snagged a book for her giveaway. She also asked me one of my favorite questions EVER–we talked movies! Go see what my faves are–any of yours on the list?
Huge thanks to Nancy and Melissa for all their enthusiasm for CITY OF JASMINE!