This Ship Has Sailed

No doubt about it -- my novel SECRET KEEPER has definitively been launched. Some of you gathered to party on the west coast, wishing the book (and me) well in Bellevue, Washington or joining the harambee in Palo Alto, California.

And yesterday, seventy or so of you showed up to celebrate at Newtonville Books in Newton, Massachusetts. What fun! The samosas were yummy thanks to Punjabi Dhaba in Cambridge, my son made the chai, we raffled off prizes, the girls all sported bindis, and you made bookseller Mary Cotton (and me) very happy by buying quite a few books. (Photos courtesy of Laya Steinberg.)

I wore the same Ann Taylor pants at all three parties.
They were comfy.

My writer's group showed up en masse. From left to right: J.L.Bell, Steve Smith, Laya Steinberg, Mordena Babich, Karen Day, Kathryn Hulick, and Ammi-Joan Paquette. Yes, I'm the most fortunate girl on the planet. Tell me something I don't know.

Here's Yolanda Leroy of Charlesbridge asking sotto voce how
that revision of Bamboo People is coming along.
Mary Newell DePalma brought the fantastic flowers.