August has always been a favorite month of mine because when I was growing up, that was when my family always went to the seashore. I love the sound of the waves, and children playing on the beach, the hot sand, cool water, and all those luscious foods – raw clams, lobster rolls and New England chowder!
This year is no exception. Part of my book tour will be on the gorgeous island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. I will be reading and signing copies of THE EXPLORER’S CODE at A Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven on August 3rd, and will be participating in the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival on August 7th. Mid-August, will find me in Nantucket visiting friends and meeting more readers.
I will also schedule a visit to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (where my character Cordelia Stapleton works!) to visit the brilliant marine scientists and hear about all their plans for exploration in the year ahead.
I wish you all a relaxing August filled with family, friends (and pets!) Take time to read, and also to just look at the sky and dream. Have a lovely summer.