Vacay + Giveaway

I’m back from the cottage and our east coast Chowder Tour. Goodness, I ate well. I have the highlights on Instagram and will be doing a post about the best of Nova Scotia’s South Shore, Boston, Cape Ann, and The Berkshires over the next few weeks. Typically, I prefer flying to Nova Scotia, but the detour was lovely.

While travelling, we met an Annie Proulx fan heading to Newfoundland (I love the people one meets while travelling) and he recommended Hillbilly Elegy as an excellent audio book for the drive. He wasn’t wrong. While author J. D. Vance and I would differ on many issues, I suspect, he tells an intriguing story of his Appalachian origins. He’s a young guy, so it’s not a wise memoir like so many, but it’s an interesting one. The audible version is terrific and it’s a great driving book.

I also finished Beth Harbison’s Always Something There to Remind Me, which was enjoyable. I’ve enjoyed her books since Shoe Addicts Anonymous and they make great beach reads. I’m always a little nervous when reading books that are similar in topic to the one I’m writing, but she took a totally different angle. Phew!

Avery Canada has offered a giveaway for seven lucky Canadian readers with a 3 piece back-to-school binder prize pack to highlight their Avery Gives Back campaign.

Leave a comment or fill in the contact form if you want to enter. I’m doing the draw this Wednesday at noon (EST) and then Avery will send the package out to the lucky winners after that! (Canadian addresses only, please.)

Good luck!


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