July 2008 Newsletter
Now in Stores: Firefly Lane
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Greetings from Kristin
Thanks so much to all of you who helped make Firefly Lane such a remarkable success this year. 2008 will definitely go down in the record books as a memorable time for me — the launch of my new website, the publication of Firefly Lane, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for eight weeks, and of course, my surprising transition into one of those people who blog. And like it. 🙂 I hope you’ll join in the blog conversation and find out all the news that’s fit to print. I am stunned to realize how much I enjoy connecting with readers and book clubs, so please, don’t be shy: chime in and hit send! I love reading what you have to say.
For those of you who want to read more of my work (and bless your hearts), please check out my printable book list and enjoy! And if you would like to get a signed copy of any of my books, please contact Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, Washington. For a photo of my last signing at that store, check out my blog.
Thanks to everyone who entered The Best Friends Contest. I loved reading the stories that were shared. You all can read them here on the site. But I warn you: bring a tissue. These letters can have you laughing one minute and crying the next. And start sharpening your pencils for the next contest. More about that soon…
I’ve been fortunate recently to join a number of book clubs who are discussing my work. And what a hoot it is! I love meeting the women who read my novels…and more than a few of them seem to be living my life as well. So, if you belong to a book club, why not think about reading Firefly Lane? If my time permits, I’d love to speak to your group by phone during the discussion meeting. See details on how to get your group scheduled to talk to me. May I suggest you gather a group of friends — old and new — to get together and talk about it with you wherever you are summering this year? I can picture you in beach chairs at the water’s edge chatting about friendship. If you do, send me a picture.
And for those of you who have already read the Firefly Lane, here’s a little treat. I’ve included some material that didn’t make the final copy of the book. Click here to see how Tully and Kate kept in touch when they weren’t together.
Also, I’m gearing up for the new book, scheduled to be released in February. True Colors is the most romantic, most compelling book I’ve written in years. If you liked Firefly Lane, I know you’ll enjoy it. More to come on that soon, including a contest for some advance reading copies. Keep an eye out…
Now in Stores: Firefly Lane
From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship…
Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives.
Click here to read more about Firefly Lane.
I am blogging — and enjoying it more than I thought I would! Most fun is reading your comments and feedback. So share away!
For Book Clubs
Firefly Lane is a perfect selection for your next book club discussion group. I can assure you that the novel will spark plenty of animated conversation, as well as encouraging shared memories. On my new website I have some ideas on how to make the evening special. Be sure to check them out.
I’m sure you all can come up with more ideas on your own. Let me know what your “big idea” is on how you’re going to celebrate friendship during your Firefly Lane book group discussion.
Additionally, I would love to talk to book clubs by phone. There’s a form located here where you can request my participation in your discussion.
Click here to read a suggested discussion guide for Firefly Lane.
Click here to read more about Kristin’s ideas for your book group discussion.
Firefly Lane Playlist
Music was a big part of my inspiration as I wrote Firefly Lane. I’ve compiled a list of songs that Kate and Tully listened to through the years. See how closely they match the songs that you remember growing up!
Signed copies of Firefly Lane, and my other books are available at:
Liberty Bay Books
18881 D Front Street
Poulsbo, WA 98370
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