Book blogger and president and CEO of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena and Book Soup in West Hollywood, Allison K. Hill, rounded up her 5 beach read picks (plus one surprise podcast!) for 2018. Thanks for including CALIFORNIA CALLING! It is a perfect sun-soaked summer vacation beach book to read! You know what summer is good for, book lovers? Beach reads (and not long introductions), so let’s … Continue reading Best summer beach reads of 2018
Readers: My publisher is giving away 10 copies of CALIFORNIA CALLING on Goodreads! The giveaway goes through February 11. You can enter to win a copy here. Continue reading Goodreads giveaway!
Readers are influenced by the books they love, and writers doubly so: not only do we think for months or years about our favorite books, we refer to them, consciously or unconsciously, when we write. While I worked on my memoir California Calling, I read and referred to a stack of books that deeply informed how I approached my writing. Some of these books influenced … Continue reading Under the influence
After a few iterations, my final cover is heading for galley printing! I am blown away by how Hawthorne’s designer, Adam McIsaac, captured the themes and feel of my story in the aesthetics of the book cover. And I feel so lucky to be with a publisher that still values the importance of a high-quality cover with double-scored flaps, a silky nonscuff matte lamination, and … Continue reading My memoir book cover is here, and it’s so much