By Bette Lee Crosby / November 18, 2012

I guess by now everyone knows that I love visiting Book Clubs. I’m an author… so there’s nothing better than a juicy discussion of books!

It is oodles of fun to hear about the passages or events that the ladies of the club have hilighted or bookmarked as worthy of discussion. Since “Cracks in the Sidewalk” was the book of the month for the Legacy Ladies, a lot of our conversation centered around what events were true and which were fictionalized. Everyone hated JT, which was as it should be, and they admired Claire for her bravery, faith and fortitude.

We also talked about the life of a writer and how I got started in this crazy but wonderful business. We laughed a lot, and the time flew by. Since there had been a mix-up in the delivery of books, most of the gals had to read the book on their Kindle Рbut to make things right, Bent Pine Publishing gifted everyone a signed copy of Cracks in the Sidewalk to take home for their library shelf.

It goes without saying that a good time was had by all…and did I mention that there was yummy chocolate-oozing brownies? Food is almost always part of a book club. Good friends, good food and books…what more could a gal ask for?

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 Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript.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