Giveaway: The Perfect Neighbors

Sarah PekkanenThis is Sarah Pekkanen at the signing of this book!!

perfectGoodreads:  Perfect Neighbors takes us into the homes of an idyllic suburban neighborhood where we discover the burning secrets hiding just below the surface.

Bucolic Newport Cove, where spontaneous block parties occur on balmy nights and all of the streets are named for flowers, is proud of its distinction of being named one the top twenty safest neighborhoods in the US.

It’s also one of the most secret-filled.

Kellie Scott has just returned to work after a decade of being a stay-at-home mom. She’s adjusting to high heels, scrambling to cook dinner for her family after a day at the office—and soaking in the dangerous attention of a very handsome, very married male colleague. Kellie’s neighbor Susan Barrett begins every day with fresh resolutions: she won’t eat any carbs. She’ll go to bed at a reasonable hour. And she’ll stop stalking her ex-husband and his new girlfriend. Gigi Kennedy seems to have it all together—except her teenage daughter has turned into a hostile stranger and her husband is running for Congress, which means her old skeletons are in danger of being brought into the light.

Then a new family moves to this quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac. Tessa Campbell seems friendly enough to the other mothers, if a bit reserved. Then the neighbors notice that noone is ever invited to Tessa’s house. And soon, it becomes clear Tessa is hiding the biggest secret of all.

Click here to sign up for the giveaway. Winner will be chosen around 8:00 am Wednesday, August 10th.

Random House and Jodi Picoult

Random House put on an awesome event with Jodi Picoult.

jodi picoult

Jodi Picoult talked with Jane from Good Housekeeping.
It was very entertaining and kept the audience laughing.

jodi talking

There were stations – food, chocolate, and wine –
what more could you want – books?? Yes, those too!!

book and random house

And we had a chance to get our books signed by Jodi Picoult.


Awesome event with my daughter Kristin of Kritters Ramblings!

Meeting Laura Lippman

Politics and Prose book store had an author signing with Laura Lippman.
My daughter Kristin of Kritters Ramblings and I had a great evening meeting her.

laura speaking

Laura Lippman talked about getting her ideas for her writing.  She took several questions from the audience about her books and her writing process.  Then she was available for signing the books.
laura signingMy sister-in-law is excited to read her book, so I got a copy signed to her!

after i am goneMy review of this book was January 29th.  It is also on Goodreads.