Now the the pandemic is loosening its grip on us, I’m masking up and heading to Deep Creek Lake to celebrate the publication of INN BY THE LAKE. I have two events scheduled for the weekend of June 18-19.
The owner of Deep Creek Lavender Farm has invited me to visit and introduce my book at this magnificent, fragrant place. I’ve been to the farm at the height of lavender season–even wrote about it for my travel blog.
If you are going to be anywhere in Western Maryland in mid-summer I’d recommend stopping by. It’s a magical place.
And make that day June 19. I’d love to talk to you about lavender, beautiful places to visit in this little corner of heaven, and even tell you everything you want to know about my book. Thinking up some fun things to do, too. I’m on the schedule for 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 19.
Earlier in the day, I will give a book talk at the Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County in Oakland (an important town in my book.) I’ll talk about research I did for the book and the places of Garrett County I’ve highlighted in my story. Though the characters and the Broadview Inn are fictitious, the places I describe are some of my favorite places in the whole world.
Two key scenes in INN BY THE LAKE take place at Swallow Falls State Park. Well, guess what! I will be signing books there as part of my Western Maryland weekend. I’m looking forward to meeting people who love the walk between the gorgeous falls the way I do. I’ll bring my tent, and some books Friday, June 19, 1-3 p.m.
I’ve been a visitor to the area since the 1970s when I was a beginning skier. Now I bring my grown kids and their snowboards and the place is still as charming as it ever was.