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September 18, 2005

Sunday Scoop From Lipstick Land

Lipstick Sunday Scoop From Lipstick Land

First off, the Book Tarts bow to our friend Donna Andrews who spent much of Friday doing emergency surgery on our blog after effed-up coding turned most of our site into italics.  Not that Donna doesn't have enough on her plate already, considering the fact that she writes two mystery series, blogs, and does a million other things on the side.  So we owe her big, and she can call in that chip anytime.  If you see her before we do, please, kneel, kiss her hands, and say, "We're not worthy, we're not worthy!"  (She likes that.)

Beverly at the Louisiana Library Association told me they don't need books as there's nowhere to store them.  But they would greatly appreciate monetary donations to rebuild school, public and academic libraries.  You can make checks payable to LLA-Disaster Relief and send to:  LLA, 421 South 4th Street, Eunice, LA  70535, or go to their web site for more information.

Sarah's stand-alone THE SECRET LIVES OF FORTUNATE WIVES is out in four days! (Thanks, Sarah, for the correction).  I've already started reading it ('cuz I have connections), and, man, she's a modern-day Judith Krantz.  Only she writes better than La Krantz ever could, but don't rat on me to Judy.  This one's about scandal in the suburbs, and you won't be able to put it down.  She starts her book tour soon, so catch her if she comes to your town.

Let's see...Nancy's getting her beach books and bathing suits packed for a trip to Aruba...Harley's playing AC/DC for her kids in the car on the way to school and writing her third Wollie book...and I...um, I mean, Susan's finishing up revisions and doing galley corrections.  Yes, yes, we know.  It is, indeed, a glamorous life.

Now get out there and enjoy your Sunday!


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To take the famous line from Jaws and put my own spin on it: I'm gonna need a bigger suitcase.

So many books for the beach, so little suitcase space.

Thanks for the plug, Susan. Actually SECRET LIVES doesn't go on sale until September 22 (Thursday) and it's the first time the publisher is actually sticking with the drop date, though my local bookstore took all the books it was sent early for the signing (which takes place Tuesday - before the book is out) and put them out for sale. Now we're rushing to find them books for Tuesday!!

I'm catching up on several days of Book Tarts talk. Nancy, have a great vacation! I wonder what the office supplies are like in Aruba. ;-)

Sarah, best of luck with SECRET LIVES and your book tour.


Thanks, Susan, for the correction and thanks, Carla, for the best of luck. Damn, I wish I could find me one of them Walmart buses, though. Where did you get yours? I like the idea of touting my books at a place where I can stock up on toilet paper, Sam's Club catfood and plastic Venetian blinds.

Sarah...you're doing an evening signing at Bear Pond Books?! You'll have to tell me how it goes. I've never been to Montpelier at night. ;-) Have you ever stopped by Northshire Bookstore in Manchester VT? I used to go all the time when we lived farther south -- I love it.

Harley--"Back in Black" or "Highway to Hell"? Those are the only two AC/DC songs I know... I'm just playing this raucous punk cover of "Surfin' USA" and Iggy Pop's SECOND "Louie, Louie" on our school runs. His first one is too, um, scatalogical for children.

Um, Cornelia, hello? "Shook Me All Night Long," "MoneyTalks," "Hell's Bells"...I could go on and on. If you need some recommendations for AC/DC songs for the kids to sing-along to, I'm here for you.

Carla - Yes, Montpelier at night is a scary thing or, worse, it's not scary. That said, it is my home town and so I do get a crowd even though it's impossible to get a bite to eat after 9.
You know, though I have fans among the booksellers at Northshire, my Bubbles books apparently are not signing worthy, it appears.
Which is why I like Walmart. Bubbles is standard Walmart stuff. This new book, hmm, I don't know. They're marketing it to the upper crust Midwestern suburbs.

One day I was in the car and my 5-year old requested AC/DC, HIGHWAY TO HELL. I don't know why I'm surprised. At age 2, her favorite song was GLORIA, the Patty Smith version. At 4, her favorite band was Ozomatli, an African-Latino World Music thing. My twins like age-appropriate music. The whole thing is very odd to me.

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