A Book Club Discussion With The Author…What Fun!

By Bette Lee Crosby / February 27, 2010

Shown L to R are: Bette Lee Crosby, Diane Casey, and Marcia Davis

There are very few things that are as much out-and-out fun as participating in a discussion group that has read your book. Quite often I’ll do that if the club is local…if not, I join the discussion on that wonderful teleconferencing medium SKYPE. (For those of you unfamiliar with Skype, it’s a free download that enables you to do teleconferencing with live photos from each end) This particular club discussion was held at Diane Casey’s home at the PGA Club in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. There were fifteen women and they were fabulous.The book they were discussing was my award-winning novel “Cracks in the Sidewalk”  And knowing that the novel is based on a true story, they had questions galore! The most prominent questions had to do with which parts were true and which were fictionalized. They listened in awe as I told them the truth of the event that inspired the story. If your book club reads this book, please let me know and I’ll do my very best to take part in your meeting.

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 Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript.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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