Steena Holmes

Today I wanted to give a shout out to an amazing author that has blown me away not only in her stories but also in person. Steena Holmes is a women’s fiction writer who has the heart of gold. Her books are captivating and the way she writes makes it so easy and a  pleasure to read.


When I first met Steena in person her face lit up with joy when she noticed me. I was in shock that a little blogger like me would get such a heartfelt reaction. Her enthusiasm is infectious and it traveled with me through the rest of the day.


Thanks to this amazing author and Lake Union Publishing, I get to sit with this incredible book and see what Abby has in store for the next chapter of her life. If you haven’t already read my review on Saving Abby, you can go see where Abby started or pre-order Abby’s Journey here.

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.

J. Courtney Sullivan

My daughter Kristi of Kritters Ramblings and I went to Politics and Pros to see J. Courtney Sullivan.

Jennifer Close, who wrote Girls in White Dresses and The Smart One introduced Courtney.  They enjoy each others books.  It was nice to see a friendship between the two authors.
It was great to hear Courtney read from her book The Engagements.
Courtney was very sweet during the signing and enjoyed chatting with each person.  She was happy to meet bloggers and signed my copy of Commencement.