Moms (and dads!), how are you holding up this summer? We’re keeping busy with pool time, adventures, and assorted shenanigans here in Seattle. Today we went out to the boys’ favorite restaurant for lunch after a morning at the pool, came home for an epic lego-building fest (the glamorous life, you know), then finished up with a make-your-own pizza party and a showing of ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’ (I was 11 when it came out—old school!).
It’s been more than a month since GOODNIGHT JUNE was published and I’ve LOVED hearing from readers all over the US and Canada. Thank you to everyone who pre-0rdered, read, and shared this book! I’ve been so overjoyed to read your emails, tweets and Facebook posts—they all make me smile. Here are some fun highlights:
My friend Katie’s beautiful daughter spotted a sign at the Pacific Place (Seattle) Barnes & Noble advertising my event. (I believe the Instagram caption was, “look mom, it’s Sarah!” And, may I add, that I held Olivia as a newborn. I cannot believe she is all grown up now!)
Thank you, everyone, for all the GOODNIGHT JUNE love.
I still have stops in Chicago and New York City ahead (check the events page here for details), but I have had the loveliest time connecting with readers from Houston, Portland, and Seattle in the past weeks. What a joy my job is—signing books, talking to readers, and sharing a little about my life and writing process with them. Here are some highlights from my recent travels:
When I arrived in Portland, at the lovely, historic Heathman Hotel, this letter from the hotel’s librarian requesting a signature for the hotel collection of books was waiting. I was so honored!
Before my reading at Powell’s, I stopped at The Nines for a glass of wine on the rooftop deck. What a gorgeous night, and I felt so glamorous!
In Houston, I had the privilage of reading at Murder By the Book, a lovely old independent bookstore, where I’ve become good friends with bookseller extraordinaire, John. Here we are before my reading (John wore a Goodnight Moon shirt for the event—how fun is that?!).
Of course, I used my pink Sharpie…
And I loved this review of GOODNIGHT JUNE in First for Women—right beside my friend Jonathan Tropper’s book!