Hello everyone!

A big week around here. I finally finished the manuscript for book #2 and emailed it off to my editor. Fingers crossed that she and others at St. Martin’s Press love it!

Also, A Paris Apartment came out in Italy on October 2 (aka Un favoloso appartamento a Parigi) and debuted at #20 in the country. It is now officially an INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER!!

Boldini ExhibitWhat’s even better? My publisher is sponsoring a Boldini exhibit in Italy that runs from February through mid-July. On every ticket will be a picture of my book and it will be sold in the museum gift shop! I was beyond thrilled with news. My Italian publisher Newton Compton has done an amazing job publicizing it, including a fun interview in the weekly magazine “F.”

So, now that I’ve finally come up for air I’ll be able to tackle a months-long to-do list while I wait to hear back from my editor. Of course I still have the kids, the husband, the cat, and my day job…not to mention all the hours I spend catching softballs for my daughters the pitchers!

Stay tuned – later in the week I’ll be announcing my chosen charity for October.

Happy fall everyone. AND GO CHARGERS!!