It’s been about six months since my second book, Seedlings, Stories of Relationships came out. I’m still feeling like I’ve been given a free pass to a magical gem show. The East Coast Tour had many glittering facets—opportunities to read from Seedlings, meeting new readers/friends, reconnecting with friends, and combining Seedlings talks with discussion of my first book, Thinking of Miller Place: A Memoir of Summer Comfort.

A gem that emerged from the past months’ events was an awareness of the kinds of questions, comments, and discussions that were stimulated by reading Seedlings. So I’m proud to announce the “Seedlings Reading Guides.”

Yes, that’s plural. One is a generic guide for the tone, plot, relationship ideas, and general questions about the book. The second is a prompt for story-by-story discussions. And they are both on my website under the Seedlings page of the menu. Take a look. Read the book. Settle in for some great discussions.

Now I’m smack in the middle of organizing book events in my hometown of Tucson. A few are listed on my website, but my love for this state makes me eager to take this show on the road. So I’ve got my power pack, and a carryall of books, and a tank of gas to take me from Prescott to Tubac for book events.

Want to entertain some friends? Belong to a group or organization that holds regular meetings and needs a speaker? I’m there. This kind of program is backed by my sixteen years of experience as a professional public speaker and member of Toastmasters International.

Click Services page, sub menu Public Speaking, Book It!

Some more informal ideas: Coffee/Tea/Lunch/Dessert with the Author—a half hour of entertaining reading (you tell me about your group, I’ll tailor the talk for you), followed by questions or discussions (relationship ideas, sharing relationship stories, Q&A about the writing process), and eats, with a book sale and signing to follow. I’ll come to you with the books and entertainment. You invite your friends, set the date and time, and sit back and enjoy the event. There is no cost for this. I know you’ll love Seedlings; I welcome the opportunity to come share this special book with you. Give me a call or send an email to set up an event.

To get an idea of the scope of the book, it might be fun to view the You Tube videos:  Introduction to Seedlings, and reading excerpts: “Losing Things” pp.42-45, “Big Al” pp.54-57, “A Rose for Karen” pp.87-94, and “Leave-Taking” pp.148-153.

Seedlings is available on Amazon in paperback and eBook, or contact me for signed copies.