Seems like we've been waiting forever...and for some of us, that's almost true. Susan started thinking about The Book of Days over ten years ago, back when we were publishing "China's Garden," the print newsletter. (Every now and then, Susan says she runs into somebody who has all those old back issues--probably a collectible by now!) So today is a happy day for all of us. The book is here, and it's absolutely gorgeous. Thanks to all the folks at Berkley for making it possible, and to Peggy Turchette for her beautiful art work. We can't stop oohing and ahhing over the lovely pages.
There's a mystery connected with this book, though, and although the best and the brightest of the Pecan Springs amateur detectives have tried, none of us have been able to figure out what happened. Susan has posted a page that will give you all the clues, and maybe you can come up with the right answer!
In the meantime, you can read excerpts from the book on its website. If your fall roses are still in bloom, there are instructions for rose potpourri. If you're into herb lore, you can find out what herb will make you invisible. And if the autumn evenings tempt you to make popcorn, try out some of McQuaid's favorite popcorn sprinkles.
Susan and I hope you'll like our book as much as we do, and that you'll want to have a copy for yourself and for all your friends. And don't forget--when you purchase through the book's website, you'll be supporting the work of the Story Circle Network, Susan's favorite nonprofit organization!