Sunday, August 15, 2010

I recently heard from a man named Pat Jacobsen, who runs the website It turns out that he supplied the label that my publisher used to make the cover for Delta Girls! Until I heard from Pat, I hadn't realized that the cover was based on an actual label; I had thought it was the art department's own creation. How cool to see the genesis, to see how the artist at Random House used the shapes of the label as design elements, to learn, after doing some research online, that the Noia family was Portugese, like the Vieira family in Delta Girls!

Thank you to everyone who came to my recent Delta Girls readings...I was especially touched by all of the hometown support at the Riverside Library. Riverside readers rock!

If you missed my readings, you can hear me reading from Delta Girls and discussing the book with David Wilk at his wonderful site, WritersCast (which is full of great interviews and readings; check it out!)

I also loved reading at the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands; thanks to all who attended. There was a new display about Abe in pop culture, complete with Abe in sunglasses--great fun to see! The Redlands Daily Facts did a little write up, which you can see below. You can also read more about my life with My Life with the Lincolns in the interview, Accessing Her Inner Lincoln at Authorlink.

Thanks again to everyone who has read the books and helped get the word out!