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I Found a Great Site to Share: Books On the Night Stand

Nightstand-adding-to-your-sI was playing around on Chris Brogan’s website where he graciously lists his subscriber’s podcasts (Rockstars) and was thrilled to find Books On the Night Stand ~ A conversation about books and reading ~ by Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman. Both work for Random House, but are quick to point out their views are no way affiliated with their employer.

I appreciated Michael and Ann’s latest “Top Ten” and wanted to share it with you. I struggle to find time in the day to read and the list below offers some great ideas. I had to laugh at the synchronicity of finding this list today, because just last evening my youngest daughter and I had a “conversation” (yes, a bit heated) about her goal of reading at least one book this summer. So what if it’s Stephenie Meyer’s third novel, Eclipse, boasting nearly one million pages. Hey, that was her choice, not mine. Anyway, I’m waiting for her to wake up, so I can share the list.  Something tells me, she’ll opt for #5 to find more time to read. Not an option!

Hmmm, maybe I should present the Top 9 Ways to Find More Time for Reading

10 Ways to Find More Time for Reading      

  1. Unplug. Seriously. Step away from the computer. Turn off the television. It’s a no-brainer, but it might be the hardest thing to do all day. A newspaper story about author James Patterson reported that “he also reprimanded adults who say they don’t have time to read: ‘People read thousands of pages. No content. No stories. It’s called your BlackBerry’.”
  2. Embrace television, but in an old-fashioned way. Drop the Tivo remote. Use the commercial breaks to squeeze in some reading time. Short stories work great for this, or books that have short chapters. I recently read Seth Godin’s MEATBALL SUNDAE this way. The chapters are short, but thought-provoking, making them perfect for commercial breaks. If you’re still reading when the commercials are over, you can pick up the remote and pause the TV until you’ve finished the chapter.

Win $10,000 Cash ~ Mira Books and Debbie Macomber’s “Make Your Wish Come True” Contest

I’m thrilled to report New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber has agreed to be a guest on Words To Mouth. We’ll speak about her her new book, Twenty Wishes–a story of hope, renewal, and inspiration–AND the exciting contest she and Mira Books are offering to readers.

Twenty Wishes follows a group of women who are drawn together at a time of loss. As their friendship grows, they bond together with a simple, but compelling notion that each of them should make a list of all the wonderful things they hope to experience in their lives. In line with the recent movie, The Bucket List, with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, simply jotting down one’s dreams can change your life for the better.

In Twenty Wishes, Debbie Macomber welcomes some familiar faces from her best selling Blossom Street books–The Shop on Blossom Street, A Good Yarn, and Back on Blossom Street–and introduces some new characters continuing her moving exploration of the complex relationships among family and friends.


Mira Books and Debbie Macomber are inviting readers to enter a special contest to make your most-desired wish come true. One lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $10,000 cash award to help make his/her dream a reality. To enter the contest, visit It’s as easy as jotting down your dreams in 50 words or less! Go for it! Entries must be postmarked by June 30th and received by July 7th, so don’t miss out on your chance to win!

I’ve got two copies of Twenty Wishes plus some Knit Along with Debbie Macomber companion books for the Words To Mouth book giveaway drawing, so check out the Free Book Drawing page above to find out how you can win. Okay, so it’s not $10,000, but a close second.

**Be sure to check out the audio interview I had with Debbie. Just go to the PODCAST category and you’ll find our conversation. Take good care! 

Deep Dish, Mary Kay Andrews

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I admit to recently vying for a spot in Kathy’s virtually endless line of fans at my local book store. Her admirers chatted with one another as though mingling at a cocktail party in honor of their dearest friend and Kathy graciously greeted and signed copies of her latest book, Deep Dish, like a school girl passing a note to her BFF—each fan got her undivided attention and a smile that reflected her genuine sense of appreciation. Conversation with Kathy is as easy as talking with your next door neighbor in the days when talking with your next door neighbor was easy—She’s down-to-earth and downright FUNNY! Her Southern sense of humor shines through in her books and on her blog, so I encourage you to read her writing wherever you can get your eyes on it…and try some of her signature recipes ~ I know I’m going to try my hand at her family’s carrot cake…or at least try to get my youngest daughter to attempt it, since she’s recently taken to baking.

Send me an email at with Deep Dish in the subject and I’ll enter you for a drawing to win a free copy of Kathy’s book.

Visit to enter a chance to have Kathy call in and join your book club for a chit chat ~ AND make sure you hit to find more information about Kathy’s long list of excellent books, read about what’s going on in Kathy’s life in-between books, and get some wonderful new recipes.


The Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs

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I had the distinct honor of speaking with Kate Jacobs, a truly talented writer of a wonderful novel about female friendship. The Friday Night Knitting Club is Kate’s first published novel and though she is unquestionably qualified based on her professional credentials, it thrills even Kate that her novel has made it on the New York Times and USA Today’s bestseller lists as well as won favor with actress Julia Roberts who is producing and starring in The Friday Night Knitting Club, The MOVIE!

Raised a small-town girl near Vancouver, Kate moved to NYC to earn her Master’s degree at NYU and learned the importance of creating a support system of friends to survive in the Big Apple. Kate honed her writing and editing skills with notable female-focused magazines such as Redbook, Working Woman, and Family Life. She later freelanced on Lifetime Television’s website before publishing The Friday Night Knitting Club.

Kate’s second novel, Comfort Foodcomes out May 6th and I look forward to the possibility of having her back on Words To Mouth to talk about it with us. Check out Kate’s website at ~ She’ll respond to your emails and may even call in to chat with your book group–What Fun!

Feel free to leave your comments below and send an email to with “FNKC” in the subject heading to enter a drawing to win a free copy of Kate Jacob’s book.

Simply click on the arrow below to listen to the show ~ Enjoy!

Welcome to Words-to-Mouth

I am excited to offer this opportunity to support authors in promoting your new book releases while providing readers with some great new picks for your home libraries.

I plan to provide books from all categories with each post including an author interview and book excerpt, so the reader can get a sense of the story.

We’ll give away books and have the opportunity to get to know some authors on a deeper level through Words-to-Mouth Internet talk show.

It should be interesting and a lot of fun, so…stay tuned and check back often.

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    Carrie created Words-to-Mouth—a blog & companion Internet talk show introducing new book releases and their authors to a community interested in excellent writing that may not  necessarily top the New York Times Bestseller List—Yet! To learn more about Carrie, click here