GWG Quickie: Birthday Book Drive
Getting books to incarcerated readers, upcoming events, and a new cover for an old romance...
Book Drive for the Women’s Prison Book Project
Hi! I wanted to send out a short newsletter to tell you about my birthday book drive with the Women’s Prison Book Project and Black Garnet Books!
I’d been planning to do an informal book drive again (I did one for my birthday a few years back), so when WPBP reached out about getting more books from Black romance authors to meet the requests of their incarcerated readers, we decided to do something together!
I curated a bookshop.org wishlist of books by Black romance authors that you can purchase via Black Garnet Books, a Black-owned bookstore in Minneapolis, MN. The books go to WPBP, which then delivers them to incarcerated readers!
Wishlist here: bit.ly/bdaybookraiser
You can find out what else is on their wishlist, or how to donate your own gently used books, at the WPBP website.
Check out the beautiful new cover for my Hamilton-inspired f/f romance, That Could Be Enough!
This cover was made by Sarah Waites of The Illustrated Page Book Design, and she did such an amazing job bringing Mercy and Andromeda to life!! I loved the previous cover, but for the print book (finally getting this book and the AI Who Loved Me into print editions—more on that in the next newsletter) I really wanted people on the cove, and I love how it turned out! I hope you like it, too!
I recommended books over at WGBH!
I shared some summer reads with Amazon Celebrity Picks!
Friday 8/13 at 6:00 PM (or Saturday 8/14 at 6:00 am if you’re in guest Mina V. Esguerra’s time zone!)
Date Night at Loyalty Bookstores
I’ll be chatting with five awesome romance authors about their latest releases and more! Come hang with our dates Lyssa Kay Adams, Mina V. Esguerra, Jayci Lee, Joanna Schupe, and Synithia Williams!
Reserve your spot here: loyaltybookstores.com/datenight13
Thursday August 19th at 7:00 PM
I’ll be discussing When No One Is Watching with the Beyond the Page Book Club!
WGBH Beyond the Page Live Virtual Event: When No One Is Watching
Saturday August 21st at 5:00 PM ET
Bookstore Romance Day Panel at the Astoria Bookshop! Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/astoriaromanceday
Music Mood Boost
This phenomenal Dionne Warwick concert from 1964. (via Maya Cade on Twitter)
Bonus: Parachuting Beavers