I’m grateful to my esteemed Italian publisher, Edizioni Piemme, for purchasing rights to Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and also for the fantastic book cover they’ve selected and designed. So I’d like to say, “Grazie mille!” to everyone at Edizioni Piemme for believing in CeeCee and me. Italy is one of my absolute favorite countries, in fact, that’s where my wonderful husband Mark and I chose to spend out honeymoon. I can’t wait to hold the Italian translation in my hands.
Earlier this year I wrote about a man who has inspired many with his personal story. He is a man who exemplifies courage and great character, and he has an unshakable spiritual base. His name is Stuart Ross McCallum and he is the author of the fabulous book Beyond My Control. Since reading his remarkable story and posting about it on my blog, I’ve corresponded quite regularly with Stuart and his lovely wife Lisa, and I’m honored and privileged to call them friends. Stuart and Lisa hail from Australia so we’ve not yet met in person, but yesterday Stuart was interviewed on Blog Talk Radio by a dear friend of mine Dr. Karen Monroy, and it was a joy and so incredibly inspiring to hear Stuart tell his story.
This is a wonderful interview and I encourage you take 60 minutes out of your day and listen … you might come away better person, I know I did. Click here to hear Stuart and Karen on Blog Talk Radio.
I highly recommend Stuart’s book, and it can be purchased at booksellers throughout the UK, Australia and the USA. It’s also available on AMAZON.
Dr. Karen Monroy is an author and nationally known speaker, her book 30 Day Money Master Mind Make-Over is also available on AMAZON.
Today I received a photograph of this outstanding book cover for the soon to be released German translation of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. I think it’s fabulous! So I’d like to say, “Danke vielmals!” to Kiepenheuer & Witsch, my esteemed German publisher, for their great vision and care in designing a cover that so beautifully represents Savannah.
On Monday, August 30th, I was busy working on my newest novel when I received a call from my publicist, Shannon Twomey of Viking/Penguin. I could sense the excitement in her voice when she asked if I had seen the TODAY Show. I hadn’t. Then, when she told me that Kathy Lee Gifford selected Saving CeeCee Honeycutt for the “Kathy Lee & Hoda’s Favorite Things” segment of the show, I was stunned.
A few minutes later my phone started ringing, my email in-box exploded, and everyone was talking about it. Shannon sent me a link to the video clip of the show, and when I watched Kathy Lee pick up my novel and heard her say that she “adored” it, well … I was speechless. So, I wanted to post a special note of thanks to Kathy Lee for reading my book, for loving it, and for her kindness. Kathy Lee, you gave me a memory that I will never forget!
In just a few days my friend and fellow author, Pamela King Cable, will be traveling through Kentucky, and she’s stopping to see me! I’m so excited that I can hardly stand it. She’s coming from the Carolinas where it’s blistering hot, and there will be no reprieve because it’s blistering hot here too! I tease her that I’ll have a kiddie pool set up on the back patio just waiting for her arrival, and we laugh and envision ourselves lounging beneath an umbrella while sipping vast quantities of ice-cold sweet tea and telling stories.
And speaking of stories, Pam is an outstanding Southern writer, and her collection of short stories titled Southern Fried Women is a favorite. If you haven’t read it yet, for Pete sakes what are you waiting for? Go to your local bookstore and buy it right now, each story is a treasure.
So, come the end of the month if you don’t see me blogging much, well that’s because Pam and I will be out in the kiddie pool laughing ourselves sick … ’cause that’s what we girls do.