I have some really exciting news! Do you read books on a Kindle, Nook, cell phone or other e-reader, or do you know someone who does? My new New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, BLACKBERRY WINTER, has been chosen as the book-of-the-day by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Kobo for SUNDAY, 10/28! The e-book version has been reduced to $2.99 for Sunday only. So, for the price of a latte, you can download the novel on your e-reader, phone or iPad, and I'm tremendously honored that these retailers have chosen BLACKBERRY WINTER as their "deal of the day" and that my publisher has graciously supported it! Ultimately, I hope this allows more people to be able to read this story, and I'd be so grateful if you let your friends know (in person, on Facebook, Twitter, or by forwarding this post on!) that they can purchase the book for a deeply reduced price—on Sunday 10/28 only. Here are links to download: Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Apple Many thanks!

This week, a lovely artist and blogger named Patricia van Essche asked me if she could share Blackberry Winter with her fans and make a painting of my home. I was so honored! Here is the gorgeous result of her creativity! I love how she added some pumpkins to the stairway for autumn (my favorite season!).