JOY Radio, Wednesday, August 17th

I have good news and bad news.

The good news is that tomorrow morning I’m the guest on JOY Radio with Pattie Welek Hall and YOU have the option to a) listen live, b) listen after the fact by using the link, or c) not listen at all which is my kids’ (usual) plan.

The bad news is that I still have bronchitis so you can only imagine how Carmela Soprano-ish I sound. And to think, I’m going to READ from 500 Acres. Please, somebody order a hit.

If you’d like to CALL IN and LISTEN LIVE, please do so at 10:50am (not 10:30, like Facebook says). Here’s the number: 1-714-868-0752. I’ll be on from 11:00am-11:30am.

If you’d like to listen when it’s convenient for you (and after 11:30am tomorrow), here’s the link to JOY Radio.

And, finally, if you’d like to send me a suggestion as to what chapter I should read, I’d love it. Please leave me a note in the comments section below. Thanks!

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Up North and lovin’ it!

I’m writing this post from my brother Nick’s enormous desk in Ridgefield, NJ. It’s wonderful to be here with him, and the rest of my family (and lots of friends!) too. Cuy is with me and I’m unsure what we’re enjoying more: having my Mom wait on us hand and foot, or the insanely fast Internet connection. Actually what I may be most enjoying is the proximity to New York City and the fact that in less than two hours, I’ll be there, talking with Joan Hamburg. Joan is known as the Oprah Winfrey of Radio, and that makes me the most grateful counterfeit farm girl on the farm! Any farm. Anywhere!

I’ll be here through the weekend, so maybe I’ll see you. On Saturday (8/6), I’ll be in Ridgewood from 2-4pm signing copies of 500 Acres and No Place to Hide at Book Ends. If you want to see me earlier, I’ll be at Panico that morning getting my hair done! And after that I’m hitting Starbucks. Lord, I love Ridgewood.

On Sunday (8/7), at 3pm, I’ll be at Book Revue in Huntington, Long Island. Come on out and visit me. Bring your best friend, your book club, your spouse (really, guys love the farm funnies, too!). It’s going to be a blast. Hope to see you there!

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Calling all style savvy moms!

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Oh, by the way, I’ve got a quick Q&A going with them today. Take a look and leave me a love note. Thanks!

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It was divine and bovine…

Many thanks to all of you who braved the heat and to my dear friends at Salon Emage for the world’s best book launch party! I’ll have more pictures at some point, and I’ll post them, but for now please enjoy these two of Joyce the Cow. She’s the one in the pearls, in case you’re unsure!

I look better in this shot (above)...
but Joyce takes the hay here. (Please God, somebody put a bag on my head!)

It was hot but moo-velous. Thanks to Martin’s Angus Beef for loaning us lovely Joyce, and Second Chapter Books for helping me sell 107 copies of 500 Acres and No Place to Hide. And thanks, as always, to the beautiful and talented Kimberly Petro for taking these — and dozens of other — pictures!

This just in! Tune in to the Joan Hamburg Show on WOR 710AM this Thursday, August 4th, at 1:06pm. NJ and NY friends, you can listen live and EVERYONE can stream it. Click on the link above, then hit “Listen Live” when you’re on the site. Log on around 1pm to be sure you catch my chat with the great one!

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