Nora’s going back to Ireland for vacation this year so we’ll all have a chance to live vicariously through her travelogues.
This year, though, there’s a twist!
Nora’s UK publisher, Little Brown Group, will host a once-in-a-lifetime event on Sunday, August 17: An Audience and Afternoon Tea with Nora Roberts at Ashford Castle. For all the details, please visit: http://www.nora-roberts.co.uk/2014/06/27/meet-nora-roberts/
When I posted that news on Facebook this morning, the comments included a chorus of “will you come to (fill in the blank)?” Let’s face it, if Nora visited every city — or even just various central hubs — of readers, she’d never get home again. It’s just not possible.
She asked me to post this on her behalf and I’m copying it here:
I wish I could go everywhere and meet readers, but mostly I stay home and write.
Several times a year I participate at events at Turn The Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland — and that offers opportunities for readers east of the Mississippi. The next event is Saturday July 19 from noon – 2 pm. For more details please visitwww.ttpbooks.com.
This year I’ll be in San Antonio for the Romance Writers of American conference–and am delighted to participate again in the Readers For Literacy signing– on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in the 3rd floor ballroom. For more details, please visit www.rwa.org.
That might make it easier for those of you west of the Mississippi to attend an event.
Then, in August my husband and I, along with our younger son and his wife, will travel to Ireland. The August 17 event at the gorgeous Ashford Castle should be just wonderful — and may make it easier for those of you in Ireland, the UK, and western Europe to attend an event.
Only one of me, and thankfully, lots and lots of you. It’s just not possible to visit all the fabulous places where you live, and continue to write the books you enjoy. NR