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PattiCallahanHenry.com Newsletter December 2009

Welcome From Patti Callahan Henry

DRIFTWOOD SUMMER

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Welcome From Patti Callahan Henry

As this year is winding to a close, and the holidays are whispering "pay attention to me", I want to send out my sincere thanks to all the readers, friends and family who made the DRIFTWOOD SUMMER novel and tour such a huge success. Hitting the NYT bestseller list was a giddy bonus to the entire experience.

For those of you who entered the DRIFTWOOD SUMMER contest, below are the winners from a random drawing of all the entries. The driftwood art will be mailed to arrive over the holidays!

Thanks to everyone who wrote to me, entered the contest, came to book signings and enriched my life with your kind words!

I'll be traveling at the beginning of the year; please check my appearance schedule and see if I'll be anywhere near you. If I am, please come say hello.

Contest Winners:
Congratulations to -- Kim from Newport News, Virginia; Mary from Raleigh, NC; Debbie from China Spring, TX; and Teri from Escondido, CA.

And for those of you who are wondering what I'm working on this holiday season...it's my next year's gift to you, a Christmas novella. Currently titled THE (PERFECT) CHRISTMAS SONG, it's going to follow Jimmy and Charlotte from WHEN LIGHT BREAKS on a miraculous holiday journey. Looking forward to sharing this story with you in 2010!

Happy Holidays...
Patti Callahan Henry

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DRIFTWOOD SUMMER

An engaging novel of sisters, from the acclaimed author who "writes movingly about love and family and the voyage we all take to discover what we really value."(The Island Packet)

Three sisters- responsible Riley, vivacious Maisy, and fun-loving Adalee-reunite to save the family's beach-community bookstore. But summer also marks the return of Mack Logan, whose choice of Maisy over Riley years ago destroyed the special closeness between the sisters...

Now Riley, a single mom, is hiding a shattering secret about their mother. Maisy, a California designer, still blames Riley for ruining her one true love. And Adalee resents the family's intrusion into her summer plans. All three will be forced to confront the conflicts that tore them apart and the bounds of love and loyalty that still draw them together...

-Click here to read an excerpt.
-Click here to order your copy.

Click here to read more about DRIFTWOOD SUMMER.




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Click on the "Forward to a Friend" box on the upper right of this newsletter or you can simply send them this newsletter sign-up link:

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Thanks for reading.

-Patti

PattiCallahanHenry.com Newsletter May 2009

Welcome From Patti Callahan Henry

DRIFTWOOD SUMMER: Coming June 2nd

New Contest! Win a Fabulous Piece of Driftwood Art!
Book Launch Celebrations
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Welcome From Patti Callahan Henry

Hello all,

The south is covered in a thin film of yellow pollen, which means this: Spring is here. Finally. Spring also means that there is only a short time until the release of my newest novel, DRIFTWOOD SUMMER, on June 2nd. That's just two weeks from now!

This has been a crazy and beautiful year for me, and I can't express how grateful I am for reader's and bookseller's support -- and how humbled. As I traveled on book tour last year and talked to book clubs on the phone, visited book festivals, and read through my emails, I was often overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers. But then again -- that is what books do -- make friends of strangers, connecting us through the written word.

This new novel -- DRIFTWOOD SUMMER -- was born from my love of two things: bookstores and the beach. I combined these two elements inside the story of the three Sheffield sisters -- three slightly estranged sisters -- who must reunite to save the family coastal bookstore. Being the oldest of three sisters, I enjoyed this journey with the Sheffield sisters (although, right here, right now I make this disclaimer: this book is not about my family in any way whatsoever -- that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

Please browse through the newsletter where you can enter the new contest, and read the first chapter of DRIFTWOOD SUMMER. Take a look at my Driftwood Tour; there are lots of great events! Check out the locations -- maybe I'll be near you? I would love to see you, of course.

Warmly,

Patti Callahan Henry


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DRIFTWOOD SUMMER: Coming June 2nd

An engaging novel of sisters, from the acclaimed author who "writes movingly about love and family and the voyage we all take to discover what we really value."(The Island Packet)

Three sisters- responsible Riley, vivacious Maisy, and fun-loving Adalee-reunite to save the family's beach-community bookstore. But summer also marks the return of Mack Logan, whose choice of Maisy over Riley years ago destroyed the special closeness between the sisters...

Now Riley, a single mom, is hiding a shattering secret about their mother. Maisy, a California designer, still blames Riley for ruining her one true love. And Adalee resents the family's intrusion into her summer plans. All three will be forced to confront the conflicts that tore them apart and the bounds of love and loyalty that still draw them together...

-Click here to read an excerpt.
-Click here to pre-order your copy.

Click here to read more about DRIFTWOOD SUMMER.



New Contest! Win a Fabulous Piece of Driftwood Art!
All driftwood pieces are from the Lowcountry beaches of South Carolina.
All driftwood pieces are from the Lowcountry beaches of South Carolina.
Enter to win one of these driftwood pieces by reading an excerpt from DRIFTWOOD SUMMER and answering the following question:

"How did Riley's mother, Kitsy Sheffield, end up in the hospital?"

Click here for contest entry requirements and submission form.


Book Launch Celebrations

My book tour starts off with TWO launch parties in Georgia!

Check out the tour page for more details as well as the entire tour schedule. I look forward to seeing everyone at the events.


And please --- spread the word by forwarding this newsletter to fellow readers who you think might be interested.

Click on the "Forward to a Friend" box on the upper right of this newsletter or you can simply send them this newsletter sign-up link:

http://www.patronmail.com/pmailweb/PatronSetup?oid=1194

Thanks for reading.

-Patti

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