Meet the Gals of Santa Lucia River Club

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Shown here are some of the wonderful gals I met at the Santa Lucia River Club. For an author, few things are as much fun as speaking with a group of book lovers and that’s exactly what these ladies are. They invited me to speak at their Ladies Club meeting and before the afternoon was over I felt as though we were the best of friends. What a delightfully warm welcome I received. Although we began with a talk about the various novels I’ve written and a reading from Spare Change, we ended with a discussion of numerous books we had loved or loathed.

I always find it interesting to discover how many of the ladies are reading on Kindle, Nook or another e-reader – this time almost half of the gals had e-readers. When asked why, the gals had varying reasons, but two of those cited most were convenience of ordering and an ability to increase the type size to a point where they could read without their glasses. Although this was a not a book club per se, I was delighted to hear that a good number of ladies had already read Spare Change and a few had moved on to reading The Twelfth Child.

All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon…oh and did I mention there were delicious pastries and cookies.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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