Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Year of Luminous Love Book Signing

Yesterday I got to go to an author signing. (We don’t get too many in Chattanooga.) And even more exciting, the author Lurlene McDaniel is a friend.

Here are some photos from the signing.

Here's Lurlene and me.

Accompanying Lurlene yesterday was debut novelist Lauren Morrill who wrote Meant To Be, a YA comedy I can’t wait to read.
It was a wonderful signing—lots of fans, standing room only! Lurlene talked about her writing, she’s promoting her fiftieth published novel, The Year of Luminous Love. (No that's not a typo. It's her 50th novel.) And it's written for her fans who have grown-up. So Luminous Love is peopled with characters who are a bit older than traditional YA.

The Year of Luminous Love
Here’s the book blurb:

In the vein of Eat, Pray, Love, but for teens, this inspirational novel is set against the backdrop of Tennessee horse country as well as the historic cities of Italy and the Italian countryside. The story unfolds as three teenage girls, recently graduated from high school, plan the next phase of their lives while dealing with immediate life issues. McDaniel subtly explores the many types of love the girls experience--including love for one's family, one's friends, and intimate love--and the sacrifices they choose to make (or not) for each of them.

I’m really looking forward to reading it. Lurlene writes beautifully!


  1. Connie, you are so pretty!! And that is AMAZING that you got to meet Lurlene McDaniel. I loved her books when I was in middle and high school - they were everywhere and all of my friends were reading them!

  2. Julie,

    Thanks for your sweet words to me!

    And about Lurlene, I've known her for quite a few years, and I can tell you that not only is she a wonderful writer, she's a very kind and gracious person.

  3. FIFTY books?! Wow. Impressive. Did she start writing as a zygote?

    You look loverly. Still have that happy I-just-went-to-Paris glow.