Join us at Towne Center Books in Livermore for a morning of coffee and book talk! Tuesday Sep 14 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm Details here. … [Read more...]
VIRTUAL Book Tour for The People We Keep!
VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR DATES: It will be a new experience to do a virtual book tour, and while I’m sad to miss seeing some of you in person, I’m excited to get to share this experience with so many of you who live far and wide. And I cannot wait to talk with @justjuliawhelan, @juliaclaibornej, and @thereseannefowler. I have missed them all so much. 💗 Hope you’ll tune in to one — or even all three. 8/3 - 5PM PST - Rakestraw Books "Live at Home!" with Allison Larkin in Conversation with Julia Whelan (narrator of The People We Keep) Julia Whelan is an actor, writer, and narrator of over … [Read more...]
My New Book is Out Today!!!
My new novel, SWIMMING FOR SUNLIGHT, published by Atria, is in stores today! I'm so excited to share this book with you! These characters mean the world to me and I hope you enjoy spending time with them. If you're in the Bay Area, come say hi! I have a bunch of events scheduled for the coming week. I'll also be in Los Angeles on June 5th at Chevalier's Books (in conversation with Julie Buxbaum!!!). You can learn more abou SWIMMING FOR SUNLIGHT here. "Larkin enthralls with a revealing view of one woman’s life as she moves on after a painful divorce. . . . Emotional … [Read more...]
River Road Books & Mostly Shepherds!
Okay, so I guess I shouldn't promise to post something "tomorrow" ever again, because my version of tomorrow takes half a week, apparently. But oh, my goodness, I loved doing the STAY event at River Road Books in Fair Haven, NJ. I'm still smiling about it! Such a great group of people and wonderful dogs!River Road Books is a beautiful book store run by a great group of book loving ladies! They're such a vital and vibrant part of the community, offering a summer reading program for kids, writing workshops, and other events. It's nice to see an indie bookstore that is thriving!I read from … [Read more...]
Things that have happened – The Epic List Post
Wow, I've had blog back up syndrome. There are too many things I've been meaning to blog about, but I haven't gotten around to blogging, because I feel like I need to address the things I should have posted about before I get to current stuff. So here is an epic list post to catch you up. With pictures. Because pictures are good.A few weeks ago, there was an airshow that seemed to happen directly over our house ALL weekend.Stella was terrified. Argo was curious. Not about the planes. He didn't notice them, even when the windows rattled and the ground shook. Argo was curious as to why I … [Read more...]
Last night I have the pleasure of hanging out with the lovely ladies of the Holy Trinity Church Book Club in Webster, NY.* They've been together for about three years and have an impressive list of books they've read and discussed. They're insightful, warm, and welcoming, and I am thrilled that they chose to read STAY and invite me to their book discussion. It was my first book club visit and it was so much fun!We had such a great chat, and it means so much to me to have had the chance to talk with them. They asked about my writing process, and what my day to day life looks like. We … [Read more...]
I swear I don’t need a refresher on the days of the week
I know, I know, I missed a Friday again. It's not that I don't know what day is which, it's that I was so completely and totally exhausted on Friday that the idea of posting felt ridiculously involved and difficult. Ah, the joys of ADD. I swear the tagline for ADD (you know, if we were to all start promoting it) should be "Making molehills seem like mountains since 1798.*"So, here's the final Friday prize - In addition to all the other fun stuff you'll get if you win, I'm throwing a signed ARC of STAY into the prize pack. ARCs are printed as review copies before the book comes out. … [Read more...]
Virtual Book Tour, Contests, and all sorts of random links
Well, I'm touring again! Only, this time, I'm touring from the comfort of my office, while typing away at my next project and chilling out with my dogs. Check out my virtual tour schedule at the end of this post, and take a look at all the other authors on virtual tour this month. The tour is a mix of interviews, guest blogs, reviews and writing advice with a few giveaways sprinkled in for good measure. I'm also hosting a contest at I'm Not Obsessed today and tomorrow. You can enter to win a signed copy of STAY, a copy of the audio book, and some amazing eco-friendly dog products from … [Read more...]
My oldest friends
On the plane back from Seattle earlier this summer, I read THE ONE THAT I WANT by Allison Winn Scotch (it's wonderful, go order it, I'll wait. . . ). There's a line in the book where the main character talks about how she and her friends from high school "raised each other." I read that line and spent the next twenty minutes fighting back tears, because it was such a perfect way to talk about that kind of friendship, and it reminded me of my friends from high school. Last weekend, I had a reading in Poughkeepsie at the Maple Grove Restoration. I drove down on Saturday, and went to the … [Read more...]
Book Fairs and German Shepherds and Bigfoot, oh my!
Well, I didn't mean to vlog and disappear like that!I've spent the past week playing catch up on all the things that didn't get done while I was away. I'm starting to think that I need to find a way to be comfortable in the realm of not caught up, because I am always falling short of grabbing the "all caught up" brass ring. Is that just a normal state of life, or do you find that you have actual leisure time where everything that needs to be done is just done and you can sit around reading, or watching tv, or go play mini-golf without everything else hanging over your head? Or do you have … [Read more...]