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...

And what’s just as exciting as the new cover for THE SUMMER COTTAGE? The AMAZING cover blurb New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank graciously provided for the novel. I can never thank Dottie enough for her support, guidance and wisdom (and wine, of course)! “Every now and then a new...

I’m thrilled to share the beautiful cover for The Summer Cottage, which will publish on April 23! I’m just as thrilled to share that USA Today had the exclusive reveal of the cover over Labor Day weekend! The novel is set in Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan, and I think the cover image...

I’m thrilled to announce The Recipe Box spent a month on the Der Spiegel bestseller list in Germany (the equivalent of the New York Times bestseller list in the U.S.). It hit the list its first week out in Germany and stayed there for weeks. A huge THANK YOU to...