Thursday, June 3, 2010

I love my book club!!!!!!!!!!!

Where else can a group of attractive smart women hang out, drink wine, munch snacks and talk about books, large and small ones, intellectual and otherwise? Our book club has read everything from The Time Traveler's Wife to The Great Santini to Eat, Pray, Love to It's Superman and Pride and Prejudice.

I was HONORED this Tuesday when we discussed my debut novel, The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors.

Our readers/members range from realtors to teachers to lawyers to media specialists to pediatric nurse practitioners and on and on. (I should keep better track of what people do.)

I am so appreciative of the love and support these wonderful ladies have shown me and my first novel. I can't wait until we can review my second one. And Amy, who hosted Tuesday night, is one of my oldest friends. She's in the back-left corner, and like the majority of these women, has her plate full with three kids, a husband, and a job. I'm amazed at how she put together such a great event.

A long time ago, Amy and I taught eighth grade English together. I'm so happy that we've remained friends and I'm glad that our friendship has blossomed into so many more connections. If you have a book club, and you'd like me to visit, check into River City Reads or shoot me an email The success of any novel begins and ends with the reader. If you have an interested book club, we can make it happen--even if it's via internet.

Anyone with an interest in the book can participate in River City Reads at Gallery 5, July 11th, 6 pm. The more the merrier.

And to all you readers who are reaching out and telling me that you like the book, THANK YOU. It means the world to me.

1 comment:

  1. Michelle,
    This is Amy's friend, Kathleen Farrell, down in Florida, and attending one of your book club gatherings is what moved me to start one of my own down here. If/when you make it down here to South Florida, you've got an open invitation to join us. I am really enjoying your book, and I may take you up on your offer for a virtual book discussion over the internet.....Congratulations on your wonderful first novel!