Dr. Cindy Ryan, a minister at First United Methodist Church of Grapevine, TX, read about Johnnie Come Lately in the book section of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and ordered the novel. She was intrigued by the book’s description: “Johnnie Come Lately is set in historic Portion, a Metroplex suburb that is loosely based on Grapevine, and follows Johnnie Kitchen, a 43-year-old housewife with a secret.”
After Cindy read the novel, she contacted me through my website and told me she’d picked Johnnie for her book club’s March selection. She invited me to attend the “No Stress Book Club” which started in 2006. They’d never had an author visit before.
Last night, this warm and fun-loving group welcomed me with open arms.
“A beautifully crafted story about family secrets and second chances, Johnnie Come Latley is a guaranteed book club favorite.” Barbara Claypole White, award-winning author of The Unfinished Garden and The In-Between Hour
To learn more about Johnnie Come Lately, please visit my website.
Johnnie Come Lately and The Final Saluteare available at Barnes & Noble in Southlake, TX (located minutes from DFW Airport). Both titles are upstairs in the Fiction and Literature department.
Johnnie Come Lately is set in the fictional town of Portion, Texas, a North Texas suburb based loosely on Grapevine, TX. The Final Salute is set at fictional Beauregard Air Force Base, based on England Air Force Base which closed in December of 1992.
A few days after my February 7, 2015 book signing at Barnes & Noble in Southlake, TX, I received a surprise message from Dr. Cindy Ryan, a minister at First United Methodist Church of Grapevine, TX. Dr. Ryan read about my latest novel in the Sunday book section of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb. 1, 2015), ordered the book, then fell in love with the story. She is an active member of her church’s No Stress Book Club, and she’s picked Johnnie Come Lately for their March selection. On March 25th, I will have the honor of attending their meeting to discuss my novel.
Both books are also available in paperback and e-book at most online booksellers.
On the eve of my husband’s surgery to remove a pancreatic cyst, two quilters from our church’s quilt group dropped by the house to present this “prayer quilt” to Tom. Ellen Boston and Pauline McCallum told Tom to wrap himself in its warmth and to know that he is loved and cared for.
As we gathered in a small circle in our living room and Ellen began to pray, Tom lifted the quilt to his heart and opened himself to prayer.
Many thanks to so many people who’ve reached out to us these past few weeks.