While in Paducah last week, I had the pleasure of meeting, live and in person, Marie Bostwick, the New York Times Bestselling Author of a wonderful series of quilty novels.
I recognized her right away from seeing her picture online several times. And we have a mutual friend in Victoria of BumbleBeans. So I stepped right up and introduced myself. (I’m sure I made a great impression, cos I’m all cool like that — pffft!)
She asked me if I needed a book, and THIS immediately shot into my head, and I said, as I picked one up, “I don’t think so, but let me see here . . .”, and I was hooked just from looking at the covers.
Being a stickler for “reading books in order”, I wanted to start from the beginning. HOWEVER, Marie writes her books so that you don’t have to do that. They’ll each stand alone, and you can skip around in her series, and it will still all make sense.
Nonetheless, since I plan to read them all, I bought the first one, A Single Thread, and Marie even autographed it for me. My sister bought the second in the series, and . . . I’m sure we’ll be getting the third and fourth ones real soon. But . . .
I’m going to win the fifth and newest book, Ties That Bind.
Michele over at Quilting Gallery has organized a blog tour of 10 different bloggers, each of whom have reviewed the new book and are giving chances of winning a copy to their readers. I’ve signed up on several of them already. If you go to THIS POST, you can get started on the tour and sign up to win one of them your ownself. But hurry, it ends soon!
If you’d like to learn more about Marie — she’s a delightful person — one of my fellow Two’s Company Bee members, Jackie of Canton Village Quiltworks, recently interviewed Marie and has a cute article (with pictures of Marie’s own personal quilt inspector) here: Spotlight on Marie.
Of course, you can always visit Marie’s web site as well, where you can sign up to be a “Reading Friend” and have access to some free quilt patterns that Marie has designed to go with her books.
I can see some new projects in my future . . . please send help!
Oh, and I’m already halfway through the book I got. I couldn’t put it down — and for me, who hardly ever reads anymore — that’s saying something! I highly recommend them.