Get ye to The Griffin!

Griffin Bookshop

This coming Saturday, December 7th, I’ll be signing copies of 500 Acres and No Place to Hide at The Griffin Bookshop & Coffee Bar in Fredericksburg, VA. Everย  been there? It’s incredible.

Griffin Bk shop interior

Cozy, yummy, and smack in the middle of boutique and fabulous-shop-filled Caroline Street. Can you say “finish your Christmas list“? I sure can.

I’ll be at The Griffin (723 Caroline Street, 540-899-8041) from 2-4pm. After that, I’ll be out playing Santa. Shhhhh. Don’t tell Chris!




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Happy weekend!

I love Fridays. I prefer they not be freezing, like today, but still, a frigid Friday is better than a warm, sunny Monday any day. Do you have plans for the weekend? Why not spend part of it with me at Pearmund Cellars. Tonight’s the final Wines of the World tasting from 6-8pm. Enjoy Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, and Meritage from around the world. It’s $15 and includes light nibbles.

Of course if Saturday is better for you, that’s fine with me. I’ll be there with Tug, the Pearmund Cellars mascot, from 2-4pm tomorrow, Oct. 26th.

Tug, the official Pearmund Cellars mascot. Cute, no?
Tug, the official Pearmund Cellars mascot. Cute, no?


Pick up a copy of Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl or 500 Acres and No Place to Hide, and I’ll buy you a glass of wine. And Tug will help you finish your cheese and crackers. That’s just the kind of helpful pup he is.

Hope to see you at Pearmund Cellars this weekend!





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Asking for your support. Literally.


Tomorrow night’s a big night for the Culpeper Literacy Council. Not because I’m the featured speaker, not because my husband’s award-winning wines will be available, but because it’s your chance to come out and support the work they do in the community. Thanks to the CLC, non-English speaking adults are learning to read and write, getting their GEDs and their Citizenship. They’re going to college, improving their job skills, and making better lives for themselves and their families.

So join me at Germanna Community College Daniel Technology Center, 18121 Technology Drive, Culpeper. Doors open at 6pm, and my presentation starts at 7pm. Tomorrow — Thursday, October 17th. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Second Chapter Books, copies of both my books will be available for purchase and of course I’ll sign them for you.

To purchase tickets ($20 for adults, $10 for students, all proceeds benefit CLC programs) click here.

Hope to see you tomorrow night!

ย Susan

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Bet that got your attention. It would sure get mine! Unfortunately I’m not actually giving away shoes. I am, however, buying a glass of wine for anyone who buys my books this Saturday, October 5th, from 4-6pm at Pearmund Cellars. It’s my first Wine & Sign event of the season, so I hope you’ll join me. And yes, I really am sorry about the bait and switch business!

P.S. My latest piece is up on The Huffington Post. Hope you enjoy it!


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