An exciting announcement!

January 28th, 2014

You asked for it — you got it:  There’s going to be a seventh Mother-Daughter Book Club book!!!!


I just got the good news today from my wonderful publisher Simon & Schuster. I’ll be diving in immediately, and if I can get my skates on here and write at top speed, it will be published in the Summer of 2015.

Oh how FUN!  I get to spend time with Emma and Jess and Cassidy and Megan and Becca again!  And Gigi!  And Mrs. Chadwick!  And Wolfgang! And, well, everybody!

I need to go bake chocolate chip cookies right this minute to celebrate…


And the winner is …

January 20th, 2014

Drumroll, please!

Beanie votes

Look at all those names in there!  Dozens and dozens and DOZENS of names!   Oh, and did you notice the hat?  It’s my new favorite.


Isn’t it cute?  It kind of looks like a tea cozy in this picture, but it looks better on, trust me.  Wish I could say that I was the one who knit it, but I have to give credit to the good folks at SmartWool this time around. I’ve worn their fabulous socks for years, but only recently discovered their delicious hats.

I’m dragging this out to torture you, can you tell?

 OK, down to business, time to choose a name…

Picking a name

And the winner is …



The quote she chose as her theme for 2014 is:  “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”  — Martha Washington

Great quote, Samantha!  I’m putting that one in my “keeper” file.  In fact, I’m putting ALL the quotes that ALL of you shared in my “keeper” file.  They were just wonderfully inspiring.

Congratulations, Samantha!  I’ll be contacting you directly for mailing information for your prize — a complete set of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series, autographed, of course!

MDBC Boxed Set 2013

Mood pillows

January 19th, 2014

I love it when readers send me pictures!  Here’s one from a mother-daughter book club at the Bellingham, Massachusetts public library — they made mood pillows (a nod to Jo March).

Bellingham MA MDBC

Could these girls — or their pillows — possibly be any cuter?  I think not.

Thanks for sharing this picture with me, girls!  You made my day!

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