Last Day of Week Two Contest! Collect your flowers. :-)

Thanks to everyone who called in or emailed questions yesterday to A Book and a Chat.  I had a fabulous time, and I hope I didn't sound like I was blabbing on.  Storyheart invited me back for a check-in chat on May 6th! (Click the link above if you missed it and would like to listen.)I am getting very excited about the Virginia Festival of the Book on March 20th in Charlottesville!  My roomie will be Tenner Irene Latham. I'll also get to be on a YA panel called "Hot Young Adult and Teen Fiction" with Tenner Jenn Hubbard, David McGinnis Gill, and Paula Chase, and so many of my writer (Kathy Erskine, Anne Marie Pace, Barbara Kanninen) and blogger (Book Chic, WastePaperProse) friends will be there, too. I love Charlottesville, and I'm thrilled about going back as a real live author.  (I lived in C'ville for four years while I was getting a Masters in English and teaching.)Thanks also to all the wonderful readers and writers who have posted reviews about FHN.  Writers approach reviews with a heart beating in fear and trepidation, but I've been thrilled with the majority of them. I also hope I'll learn a lot from reading them.If you're collecting flowers to enter the contest to win Beautiful Creatures, Candor, and The Secret Year, the last flower will be post on Hope's Bookshelf shortly, along with my recommendation for ten flowers to cultivate if you want to speak the language of flowers to your friends.  We had a lot of snowstorm damage to our yard, so this will be a fun chance for me to add some new plants to my garden.  In fact, I've got to go do some yard work now ....