Since the end of April, when The Summer Cottage launched into this world, I have done nearly 40 events and book clubs. I have toured from Orange County, California, to Cleveland, and crisscrossed the state of Michigan from Dowagiac to Detroit. Moreover, I have chatted with book clubs in...

I do a lot of interviews when I tour for a new novel, but I love the one I did this spring with my favorite Michigan morning show, EightWest. It goes a bit more indepth about not only the novel but also my grandparents and why I write the types...

The Summer Cottage was Michigan’s bestselling novel this summer for three straight months! And it was the state’s #1 bestselling novel – out of all books sold – for two straight months this summer. Moreover, since The Summer Cottage published, it has: -Hit the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association...

I am thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author, Nancy Thayer – Queen of the Beach Reads – for a conversation in advance of the publication of our latest novels, The Summer Cottage and Nancy’s Surfside Sisters, which publishes July 2. I fell in love with Nancy’s novels decades ago, before I was an author...

So thrilled to receive a glowing review from Library Journal, the publication for America’s libraries and librarians. They wrote: Cozy Cottage has been in Adie Lou's family for generations, and it's always been her happy place. When she's divorced by her cheating husband, she leaves her fancy house and job in...

THE SUMMER COTTAGE was selected by Amazon Books as one of April’s Best Books of the Month in the Heartfelt Fiction category! Thrilled as Amazon selects only a few books a month for their “Best Books” categories, and Heartfelt Fiction is the perfect fit for The Summer Cottage!...

I’m thrilled to have an original essay in the October/November Thanksgiving issue of Country Woman magazine. The essay is about baking with my grandma in her kitchen on Thanksgiving (and the way she vented her pies with a signature “S” for Shipman, her only sign of ego) and the impact...

Congrats to the FIVE LUCKY WINNERS who entered the Author Buzz giveaway to win a copy of THE RECIPE BOX! Thrilled for the winners and thankful to the hundreds and hundreds of readers who entered the contest! If you did not win and would like to receive a personalized, autographed...

Big Congratulations to Laurie Scheck and Irma Ramirez! There were so many entries we decided to give away 2 baskets! Congratulations to the winners, and Happy Reading & Baking!...

This summer, I took my first extended, non-work-related vacation in nearly a decade. I spent a glorious few weeks in Italy (Capri and the Amalfi Coast, which will likely figure in a future book!), drinking wine, eating pasta, visiting villages. The trip was more amazing than I could have imagined,...