Monday, January 23, 2012

January 2012 Updates

Things are moving right along . . .

1. We've received a huge response from reviewers. Thanks so much. We aren't seeking additional reviewers at this time, but if you happen to review any of our books, please let us know and we'll post it on the sidebar. OLIVIA will be out in February. It's available for pre-order in paperback and audio CD at

2. Josi Kilpack just announced on Twitter that she is working on galleys for DAISY. This means that the book is almost ready for press. Josi is doing a final review. Very exciting.

Speaking of Twitter, all of us are on it. If you'd like to follow:

Julie: @scatteredjules
Josi: @josiskilpack
Annette: @annettelyon
Heather: @heatherbmoore

3. Also, something fun:

In the back of each book, there will be the first chapter of the *next* book included.

In OLIVIA, you'll also get to read chapter one of DAISY.

In DAISY, you'll get to read chapter one of PAIGE.


4. We've started drafting the next four books in the series, which will be about Ruby, Ilana, Shannon, and Victoria. On the side bar we've updated the books that the book club is reading.


  1. I'm excited to read these. One question: would you recommend reading the book club books before reading the Newport ladies books? For example, would you suggest I read 'The Poisonwood Bible' before reading 'Olivia'?

    1. It's totally not necessary to read the book club books, but it would really cool and probably make the book club scenes all that more interesting. Otherwise, the discussion that takes place is pretty inclusive so you shouldn't feel in the dark or anything.