The first novel - such a special thing. Congratulations, Denise. It looks beautiful, and I'm sure it will read beautiful too.
Thank you, Pia. It does feel pretty special.
Denise, this is wonderful. Beautiful cover, intriguing title, and your fine writing. I'm looking forward to reading After the Sour Lemon Moon. All the best, all the best!
Thank you, Nancy!
I'm so proud of you. We all know what a wonderful writer you are. Now others will get to know too.Can not wait to read your book. How fabulous you have a book.xo J
Jane... You make me smile.
So happy for you, and intrigued.
Excellent! Thank you.
Yes, just in time for summer!
I need a hammock.
I love this book design. I feel it speaks lots of things without words in stead of you. It is a window to empathy.
Oh my. Thank you!
Wow, this is fantastic, I'm so happy for you!
Thank you so much!
I wanted to drop in and let you know I remembered in the midst of end-of-school madness -- mid June, Denise, novel, buy it. Mission accomplished!
I'm feeling very special this morning. Thank you, Rachael. I hope your end-of-school madness transitions into a delightful summer soon.
Denise, this is so exciting. I am a voracious reader and will order your book immediately. The story line is intriguing...perfect for summer. Beautiful cover by the way. Congratulations.
I like knowing you are a voracious reader. It seems you love it. Bravo! Thank you, Teresa.
RATS! For whatever reason, my comments never seem to "stick"! :( But I'm back to say CONGRATULATIONS--I really cannot wait to read it. Savor the awesomness of it all.
Oh no... Sorry about your comments not sticking. This is probably one of the reasons I see so many people that I used to see here over on Instagram. Darn Blogger. Grrr. Thank you, Kristen, for being in both places and for your kind words.
Well done! Must be wonderful to be able to hold it in your hands... finally! =)
Yes, Nicole. After all the years and all the notes in all the journals... Seeing it all pulled together is gratifying.
Congratulations! That's so exciting
Thank you, Kylie.
I am so excited: i just ordered my copy! LOVE the title and am intrigued of the storyline... can't wait to get it in my mailbox. Congrats again, Denise. This is just the first of many more, I have a feeling.
Thank you, Amelia! No pressure... ; )
WOW - again. sounds and looks just wonderful!
Congrats, Denise these are great news!Your first novel, that's so exciting.
Thank you, Daniela!
Oh Denise! This is very exciting. I have been neglecting my blog reading duties just lately, then I visit and see this. Do you think they will ship to the UK?
Hello, Kath. Thank you for your kind note. Yes, they will definitely ship to the UK! www.afterthesourlemonmoon.com
Finally ordered my copy + I'm excited to read it--you know, just at the end of summer. :) Life has been so chaotic these days. I'm starting to slow down and find quiet, which means finding time to return to some of my favorite internet spaces. Sending you love.
I'm so happy to know you'll be reading After the Sour Lemon Moon. I like that you have just ordered now. The whole publishing push to have everyone --buy now-- is something I've always disliked. Thanks, Molly. Enjoy your quiet.
Congratulations, Denise! I read your book while on a short family trip to Chicago last month (kind of fitting, don't you think?). I had to put it down every once in a while just to think about the story and characters. I have a good friend whose mom left their home (which included dad and older brother) when she was about 8 years old. Of course, I kept thinking of my friend and her family while reading. And your words filtered through the prism of my own experience as a wife and mother. Wish I could talk to you in person about your novel. It was very moving, and the settings were transportive, too. I hope you'll continue to write and share your words with others. Best always to you...
Yes, I do think Chicago is a fitting place to read After the Sour Lemon Moon. Your note makes me very happy. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me, Sheila.