Dear Reading Friends,
Now that summer is waning and we're all settling back into our fall routine, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about some exciting things that have been happening in my world.
First and foremost, I'm going to be a grandma! My middle son and his beautiful bride are expecting a baby, which I'm told is a boy, on December 26th. As you can imagine, I'm counting the days until Christmas and quilting up a storm in anticipation of this precious bundle's arrival.
I'm also counting the days until October 1st and the delivery of something that many of you have been requesting for years. That's the release date for the audio version of A SINGLE THREAD! The folks at Blackstone Audio have put together a magnificent cast for this recording, including Pam Ward, and many others who bring Evelyn, Abigail, Charlie, and all the inhabitants of New Bern to life. And that's just the beginning! November 1st will see the release of A THREAD OF TRUTH, followed by A THREAD SO THIN, on December 1st.
You can find more information and order your audio versions of all three of my Cobbled Court novels at www.blackstoneaudio.com or any online retailer. The full collection would make a great gift for a friend who likes listening to their books on tape. (Personally, I'm planning on keeping mine up in my quilting studio so I can listen to the stories while I'm working on these new baby quilts.)
Also, if you live in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Texas, I hope you'll drop by and say hello to me at one of these upcoming appearances:
September 25, Borders Bookstore, Southbury, Connecticut
October 2, North Park Celebrates the Arts, Dallas, Texas
October 28, Uxbridge Library, Uxbridge, Massachusetts
November 4-6, Houston Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
November 18, Hearthside Quilt Guild, Harwinton, Connecticut
As always, I have a little present for my Reading Friends who come to meet me in person. Hope you can make it to one of these events. For more information, go to www.mariebostwick.com.
Lastly, I'm thrilled to tell you that I recently completed the manuscript for the fourth Cobbled Court novel, entitled THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE, to be released on May 31, 2011. I'm very, very excited about this story, especially since my editor called yesterday and pronounced it, "the best thing you've ever written." I'll leave you to imagine just how happy I felt after hearing that! And wait until you see the gorgeous new companion pattern that my friend, Deb Tucker, of Studio180 Designs has created to go with this story. The quilters among you are going to love this one. I can't wait until May!
But in the meantime, I wish you all a wonderful fall filled with good books, good friends, and peaceful days.