Friday, November 12, 2010

Sweetie, New Orleans Jambalaya, and Share the Warmth

Norah Kathryn's Beet Mustache! :-D
I'm completely off my posting schedule, so I'll get back to MWF posting next week. Hope you all have a great weekend - Hope I see some of you Saturday, and I hope to do my regularly scheduled "blog walking" on Sunday.



It just smacks me over my pea-head that SWEETIE is now released and ready to go to bookstores, libraries, online places, where ever it will go - in your hands, I hope. I don't think it's on e-readers quite yet. I have my author copies that came in the mail and I've held Sweetie in my hands and put my own personal copy (signed with a note as I like to do) on my bookshelf. I'm feeling a little emotional this morning as I turn my head to the right and see three books on my shelves . . . oh!


Now it's time to wait for the galley for the Petey/Petunia novella where I'll be in the anthology with Deborah Smith and Sarah Addison Allen (release this winter, I believe), and to hunker down to write the final in the Graces Trilogy. Life is good.



So . . .  - We'll be celebrating the release of SWEETIE tomorrow (Saturday) at 4PM, November 13, at Blue Ridge Books Main Street Waynesville. To add to the celebration New Orleans native GMR will serve his home cooked jambalaya. The food is free, but if you wish to make a donation, all the money received will go to the Share the Warmth fund through Mountain Projects.

There will be a raffle for a copy of SWEETIE, with all proceeds going to Share the Warmth. We'll have some nice pendants Bellebooks made, as well, for give-aways.


First reviews for SWEETIE have been wonderful, so I'm feeling good. But, I'd like to really focus the spotlight on Share the Warmth - I know we are asked to give and give and give, and I know we pay taxes, but, this is what we do best - help each other.

Blue Ridge Books is located at 152 S. Main St in Waynesville. 828.456.6000.

And Suldog is again expressing his desire that we Celebrate Thanksgiving First! :-D


15 comments:

Kristi said...

Congrats on the new book! What an accomplishment...I think being emotional about it is perfectly natural. ;-)

Enjoy the moment and this weekend, for it is well deserved!

Janna Qualman said...

Kat, what a special time! I'm so filled with excitement for you. Wishing you the very best! xoxo

PS. Can't wait to read it.

CAROLDEE said...

How neat to have something you created in your hands.. it is a great accomplishment. So happy for you and you are right.. LIFE IS GOOD! LOVE that darling beet lipstick she has on..heheh : D

john bord said...

Have a great weekend and celebration.

Thanksgiving is the beginning of the season of thanks.

Susan R. Mills said...

Congrats on all the wonderful stuff going on with Sweetie! And, darling pic at the top of this post!

Karen said...

Oh, yeah, whoo hoo! I'm so proud to know you.

Walker said...

Congratulations on the release of your new book.
No wonder you have not time to blog.

Linda Hoye said...

Congratulations, Kat!

demery bader-saye said...

Kathryn, it couldn't happen to a kinder, more creative person. Congratulations!

Diane said...

That girlie is adorable! Congrats on Sweetie, again, gorgeous cover. :O)

Marguerite said...

Congrats on Sweetie! Sounds like a perfect day and I only wish that I could be there to share the fun and jambalaya with you! Love the pic! Cheers, cher!

Debra said...

Congrats on the new book release! So wish I was nearby and have some of that jambalaya GMR is cooking up. I know it will be good!

Vicki Lane said...

Many congratulations! I look forward to reading SWEETIE!

lakeviewer said...

Congratulations on the release of Sweetie. How can we help besides purchasing the book?

Deb Shucka said...

So much happiness here - the cutest baby in the world, and a new book born into the world. This is your life -isn't that the coolest thing?

I've ordered Sweetie, and can hardly wait for it to arrive.