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Mid-year mentions



July marks the eighth month since The Munich Girl published — the sixth, if you count its Kindle version, which appeared around the corner of the new year.

And July is when book bloggers — and I’ve connected with so many wonderful ones since the novel’s release — reach a half-way mark in their reading and book-reviewing year.

Two of them have been especially generous to The Munich Girl, and to me.

Melissa Lee’s Many Reads Blog has shared about the book repeatedly, plus it’s helping Canadian readers learn about and connect with it.

This month, Melissa shared her “Top 10 Favourite Books with Less than 2,000 Goodreads Ratings (in no particular order).”

Melissa Lee'sI was delighted to see The Munich Girl on her list: http://mlsmanyreads.blogspot.com/2016/07/top-10-tuesday-top-10-books-that-have.html

Like Melissa, who is going to host a guest post of mine in the coming weeks, blogger Book Club Mom Barb Vitelli has offered several posts that mention or introduce the book this year, including a very kind and appreciative review.

Recently, one of her posts, “A Quick Look Back at The Good Stuff” included The Munich Girl in the company of some very illustrious works. I’m honored, as I know Barb’s a reader who understands some of the novel’s very deepest intentions, and she read it — and reflected on it – with great thoughtfulness, as Melissa did.

One heart-boosting image from Barb’s post:

Highly Recommended

olive kitt pic A Farewell to Arms  The Munich Girl  The Hours Count

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring
The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor

The rest of Barb’s Book Club Mom post is here:



And you can find more about The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies that Outlast War here:



Thanks, Book Club Mom

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Who’s that indie author?

I’m grateful and honored to be included in an author feature at Barb Vitelli’s Book Club Mom blog this week:

My palm’s lifeline accurately predicted a lot of different facets to my work life.

I’ve experienced them with people of all ages in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., but through it all, I’ve also always been a writer. 12063397_917792491640690_8686178482501438770_n

For years I did the writing that others needed or wanted done. I’m grateful to have lasted long enough to finally do what my heart wants: get lost with a few mysterious questions in the shaping of book-length fiction.”

Find the post at Book Club Mom: