Our recent reading and book signing at the Burlington Public Library was amazing. Thanks to everyone who turned out! I loved meeting you all in person, answering your questions, and showing you behind the scenes of the Mailboat Suspense Series, including aspects of my personal history that fed into the story.
But the storytelling went both ways! My favorite stories that you told me:
- A copy of Mailboat II ended up in a bathtub in Las Vegas when an exhausted airplane stewardess fell asleep.
- My books have journeyed to Hong Kong.
- A postal worker bought my books and turned all her friends onto the series. The catch? She, herself, has never read them. She got too busy to read and loaned her books out. Her friends, now superfans of the series, brought me the original copy—now well-worn and well-traveled—and asked me to autograph it for her as thanks. I hope she finally gets to read it!
Stories like this are why I love meeting you as much as you love meeting me. I really treasure the time I get to spend face-to-face with my readers. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I moved to Wisconsin!
Summer is coming, and I’m hoping to fill my calendar with events. If you have a book club or friend group, I’d be happy to meet with you. Extra points for plans that include coffee, wine, or dinner (wink).
I can provide a reading, or we can just sit and chat. Either way, I can bring books to autograph so everyone can have a souvenir. If you have friends you’ve always wanted to introduce to the series, this is a more-than-memorable way to experience the story together on a way deeper level.
If you’re envisioning an event within 1 ½ hours of Lake Geneva, we can make it happen. Just get in touch with my trusty first mate Rebecca! She’s a happy little fireball of joy and energy, and she’ll have you set up and cozy in no time.
Or perhaps you’d like me to show up at your local bookstore or library? Click that same button and let us know the name and location. Good odds we’ll reach out to them and see if they’re interested! You can also send the link to this post to your favorite librarian or bookstore owner and ask them to get in touch with me and Rebecca.
I can’t wait to meet you in person!