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 EVENTS COMING SOON:
Susan Branch –  Author Talk, Questions and Answers,
Book and Calendar Signings

My twenty-three-city book tour this May and June of 2016 is in celebration of, and with gratitude to, the small Independent Bookstores, their dedicated owners and hard working staffs, who’ve managed to hold on through the changing times, Independent Bookstoressupporting their local economies by providing jobs, assisting their local libraries, and giving us much needed charm wherever they are, windows filled with books, books that fly from ceilings, the smell of coffee and books, tables of books and paper and all the tangible real-life things we love. Without them, I, as an author would have never existed, because it’s those individual voices from bookstore employees who’ve said to their customers (who’s taste they make it their business to know), “Here, have you read this?” that have made all the difference. ♥ Please help me in supporting them with your business. Scroll down to check out the Coming Events for a store near you.  I’ll be signing all three books in this finally-finished trilogy, The Fairy Tale Girl, Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams (the newest), and A Fine Romance, Falling in Love with the English Countryside. Hope to see you there! 

Fairy Tale Girl Name Tag for book signings(I made name tags for us so we can recognize each other.
Click HERE to download your name tag!)

Zee Map: Look for us driving the Fine Romance van on a highway near you!

bookstore tour map

MV Spine

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Plainville, MA
 Saturday  April 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm

An Unlikely Story
www.anunlikelystory.com
111 South St.  Plainville, MA 02762  Tel: 508-699-0244
Benefit Luncheon Buffet for the Plainville Town Library.
Tickets available through the bookstore.  (Please do not call the library.)
        Book talk, Q&A, and Signing.    TICKETS available HERE.  SORRY, SOLD OUT!

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Madison, CT
Sunday  May 1, 2016   3:00 – 4:30 pm

R. J. Julia Booksellers
 www.rjjulia.com
768 Boston Post Rd.  Madison, CT 06443
Tel: 203-245-3959
Signing.

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New Hope, PA
 Tuesday  May 3, 2016  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT!

HollyHedge Estate
6987 Upper York Rd.  New Hope, PA 18938
Benefit Afternoon Tea for The Free Library of New Hope & Solebury 
Supported by HollyHedge and Farley’s Bookshop
44 South Main St. New Hope,PA 18938  Tel: 215-862-2452
Tickets available through the library.
Click HERE for tickets.(Sorry, Sold Out)
Info: nhslibrary@gmail.com
Book talk, Q&A, and Signing. 

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Hudson, OH
Thursday  May 5, 2016   5:00 – 6:30 pm

The Learned Owl Book Shop
www.learnedowl.com
204 North Main St.  Hudson, OH  44236
Tel: 330-653-2252
Signing.

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Cincinnati, OH
Saturday May 7, 2016   2:00 – 3:30 pm

Joseph-Beth Booksellers
 www.joseph-beth.com
2692 Madison Rd.  Cincinnati, OH  45208
Tel: 513-396-8960
Signing.

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Wilmette, IL
Tuesday May 10, 2016  at 3:00 pm

SOLD OUT

(Names are still being taken for a wait list, call Women’s Exchange or email Deb, at numbers below)

Westmoreland Country Club
2601 Old Glenview Rd.  Wilmette, IL 60091
Benefit Tea for the Women’s Exchange
Supported by The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
811 Elm Street  Winnetka, IL 60093
TICKETS available through Women’s Exchange
725 Pine St. Winnetka, IL 60093  Tel: 847-441-3406
Info: mailto:deb@womens-exchange.org
Book talk, Q&A, and Signing. 

Dress Code: Westmoreland Country Club has a requirement of no denim allowed.

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Chicago, IL
Thursday, May 12, 2016  11 a.m.

BookExpo America  at  McCormick Place West Level 3
Baker & Taylor   Booth # 901
This is a trade show requiring admission badges
which are only available to booksellers, publishers, librarians, and related professionals.
Signing.

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Cedar Rapids, IA
Friday May 13, 2016   7:00 – 8:30 pm  

Barnes & Noble Bookstore
www.Barnes&Noble.com
333 Collins Rd. NE   Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Tel: 319-393-4800
Free Benefit for the Marion Public Library.
Book talk, Q&A, and Signing.

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St. Charles, MO
Sunday May 15, 2016  2:00 – 3:30 pm

Main Street Books
www.mainstreetbooks.net
307 South Main St.  St. Charles, MO  63301
Tel: 636-949-0105
Signing.

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Kansas City, MO
Wednesday May 18, 2016  7:00 pm

Girls Night Out!
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary,
707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Sponsored by Rainy Day Books
2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas (KS) 66205
Tel: 913-384-3126
TICKETS available HERE through the bookstore.  
Talk, Q&A, and Signing.

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Denver, CO
Saturday May 21, 2016   2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 

The Tattered Cover Book Store
www.tatteredcover.com 
2526 East Colfax Ave.  Denver, CO  80202
Tel: 303-322-7727
Talk, Q&A, and Signing.

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Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday May 24, 2016   6:30 – 8:00 pm

The King’s English Bookstore
www.kingsenglish.com
1511 South 1500 East  Salt Lake City, UT  84105
Tel: 801-484-9100
Talk, Q&A, and Signing.

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Danville, CA
Friday May 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Rakestraw Books
www.rakestrawbooks.com
3 Railroad Ave.  Danville CA  94526
Tel: 925-837-7337
Signing.

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Morro Bay, CA
Sunday May 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Benefit for The Women’s Shelter of San Luis Obispo
Morro Bay Community Center 1001 Kennedy Way Morro Bay  CA  93442
Sponsored by Coalesce Bookstore
845 Main St. Morro Bay CA  93442  Tel: 805-772-2880
TICKETS available HERE through the bookstore.
Talk, Q&A, and Signing.

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Montecito, CA
Saturday June 4, 2016  at 1:00 pm

Tecolote Book Shop
www.tecolotebookshop.com
1470 East Valley Rd.  Montecito, CA 93108
Tel: 805-969-4977
Signing

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Pasadena, CA
Wednesday June 8, 2016  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Vroman’s Bookstore
www.vromansbookstore.com
695 E. Colorado Blvd.  Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel: 626.449.5320
Talk, Q&A, and Signing.

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Prescott, AZ
Saturday June 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Afternoon Tea at Willow Tree Manor
A benefit for the Prescott Public Library

SO SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
  306 South Marina St.  Prescott, AZ  86303  Tel: 602.803.4461
Sponsored by Willow Tree Manor and Peregrine Book Co.
219A N. Cortez St. Prescott, AZ 86301  Tel: 928-445-9000
TICKETS and info available at Willow Tree Manor 
Contact Mary Heiland: mary@heiland.us
Talk, Q&A, and Signing.

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Austin, TX
Saturday June 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

BookPeople
www.bookpeople.com
603 North Lamar Blvd.  Austin, TX 78703
Tel: 512-472-5050
Signing.

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Memphis, TN
Wednesday June 22, 2016  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Booksellers at Laurelwood
www.thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com
387 Perkins Extended  Memphis  TN  38117
Tel: 901683-9801
Talk, Q&A, and Signing.

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Woodstock, GA
Saturday June 25, 2016  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

FoxTale Book Shoppe
www.foxtalebookshoppe.com
Magnolia Hill Community Center-
108 Arnold Mill Road,  Woodstock GA 30188
Tel: 770-516-9989, ticketed event,
please visit bookstore’s website for more info.
Talk, Q&A, and Signing.

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Asheville, NC
Monday  June 27, 2016  at 7pm

Malaprop’s Bookstore
www.malaprops.com
55 Haywood St.  Asheville, NC 28801
Tel: 828-254-6734
Talk, Q&A, and Signing.

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Ridgewood, NJ
Thursday June 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Bookends
www.book-ends.com
211 East Ridgewood Ave.  Ridgewood  NJ 07450
Tel: 201-445-0726
Book talk, Q&A, and Signing.
(The bookstore requests that each person attending, purchase one or more books.) 

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East Sandwich, MA
Saturday July 2, 2016   1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Titcomb’s Bookshop
www.titcombsbookkshop.com
432 Route 6A, E. Sandwich, MA 02537
Tel: 508-888-2331
Signing.

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Beatrix Potter Birthday Party, Reading & Book Signing
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Beatrix Potter was born 150 years ago on July 28, and on that day at 2 p.m., there will be a Birthday Party held in her honor, with tea and birthday cake, at the Brewster Ladies Library on Cape Cod.  Susan will be reading from her book, A Fine Romance, Falling in Love with the English Countryside, the part where she went to Hill Top, Beatrix’s farm in the Lake District for the first time (she says she hopes she won’t cry!) ~ You’re invited, and it’s Free! Make reservations beginning 8 am, May 2, 2016 on the Library Website.

UPDATE

In order to accommodate more people, the Beatrix Potter Birthday Party is now being held  at the Brewster Baptist Church (next door to the library) at 1948 Main Street in Brewster, MA. (Time and date remain the same: 2 pm, Thursday, July 28th, 2016.)  The event is now SOLD OUT, but you may add your name to a waiting list by clicking HERE.

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PAST BOOK SIGNINGS

Join the Fun!

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Cayucos

Happy Go Smile” in Cayucos, California
Saturday, November 8, 2014

 

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Hampstead Village in Santa Barbara, California
Thursday, November 6, 2014

 

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Titcombs

Sunday, November 12, 2014
Titcombs Bookshop, East Sandwich, Cape Cod, MA

 

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the Library

Susan Branch Question & Answer

To benefit the historic 150 year-old Library in the heart of Westfield.

Hosted by Westfield’s Tuesday Morning Club
Tueseday, October 14, 2014

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Susan Branch Book Signing Hosted by Best of British
Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Rhode Island PBS
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Susan is co-hosting an evening of British comedies to help the fundraising and membership drive of the Providence, RI TV station which serves southeastern New England, including Cape Cod and the Islands.  Copies of A Fine Romance and Autumn from the Heart of the Home will be given as premiums and thank you gifts for your contributions.
Comcast Channel 9

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West Falmouth Library
Susan Branch Talk and Book signing
West Falmouth Library on Cape Cod
Monday, July 14, 2014
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Saturday, June 14, 2014 
Susan will be speaking and signing her books at the Friends of Gladys Taber Annual Reunion which will include a tour of Stillmeadow,  Gladys’s 1690 Farmhouse in Southbury, Connecticut (Stillmeadow is a private home now, so this is a rare and wonderful thing). 
You must be a member of FOGT to attend, but all are welcome.  
More information, including the time, still to come…. Mark your Calendars, Springtime in Connecticut is a wonderful thing!
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me, verklempt, in front of Stillmeadow
Here I am,teary-eyed and realizing a dream, in front of Gladys Taber’s beloved home, Stillmeadow.
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And inside, next to the beautiful old fireplace she wrote so much about.
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And here we are, celebrating the life of Gladys Taber, Birds of a Feather, all flocked together.  I had such a good time! I wrote this thank-you letter about it afterwards; it was published in the wonderful Friends of Gladys Taber Newsletter.
Gladys Taber Newsletter

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It’s Here!
My New Book: A FINE ROMANCE- Falling In Love With The English Countryside
(Click here to purchase yours today!)

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For more A FINE ROMANCE past events, click HERE.

 

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684 Responses to Coming Soon/Events

  1. Kelli says:

    We would *L❤️VE* to see/meet you in Seattle sometime!!!!

  2. Jane Weis says:

    Susan,
    Would you consider stopping into Boise, Idaho between Salt Lake utah on May 24 and Danville California on May 27? It is a wonderful city-a hidden gem
    Sincerely,
    Jane

  3. Karen McNamara says:

    Susan…I just bought my ticket to the book signing at R.J.Julia bookstore. I’m so excited to get to meet you. I’ve been your BIGGEST FAN forever. Yes, FOREVER! As an art teacher and a calligrapher, I have introduced your work to so many of my students and always tell them to dream big. Working in an inner city school is often difficult to get that message across. You have been such an inspiration. I’m traveling a bit of a distance to the book signing, but I’m sure it will be worth it. Safe travels on your tour and I wish you great success on your book!!!

  4. Patricia Hewitt says:

    I have enjoyed your art work, recipes and writings for years and thank you for much enjoyable reading, cooking & entertaining. You are a treasure to me and I thank you for sharing your talents all these years.

  5. Barbara Thatcher says:

    I am surprised you will not be coming to Idaho for your book signing. We have a wonderful bookstore in Coeur D Alene called The Well Read Moose. Wishing you all the best for your new book and book signing.

    • sbranch says:

      Next time I hope . . . We have mapped out 8,000 miles on this one already, which is probably why Joe did not venture further north . . . or south for that matter! Thank you Barbara!

  6. Judy Ebright says:

    I think you should contact Nancy Warwick to have a book signing at Warwick’s Book Store on Girard Ave., LaJolla, Calif. 92037. It is a fifth generation family owned bookstore in a beautiful California beach community. If it works out, I want to know so I can go!

  7. Lorrie Rockwell says:

    Hi Susan and Joe! Wishing you both safe travels on this next journey-how exciting!!! I look forward to seeing you again, this time Tea in Prescott! Excited for your success on your new book and I can’t wait to get my signed copy from you! Hugs to you both and enjoy the scenery along the way!! Till then…I’m along for the ride!
    Your Arizona friend who loves traveling to see you-Lorrie :)

  8. diane Nova says:

    Yes Would so love to see you in Oregon too Portland has In Other Words and our neighborhood independent Annie Bloom’s Bookstore tho I know Powells is iconic Best and lovely travels ahead diane

    • sbranch says:

      We’ll try again next time Diana . . . really WANT to go up there, Joe’s never been to your beautiful area!

  9. Mitch McTee says:

    We’ll see you in Prescott. For years, I’ve made my wife, Terri, read whatever SB wit she was laughing out loud over (rude? but she can’t help it), and I gradually came to know more and more about you. When she booked us for the Prescott event (our 9th anniversary) I decided I’d better bone up on all things SB. The first book had me falling in love with a “fairy tale girl,” and then at the end she pushes me off a cliff! Thanks a lot! Book 2 had my heart aching terribly, but gradually got better. One day about 3/4th’s through the book, it struck me – I married my very own “fairy tale girl!” Terri loves what you love: kitties, flowers, B. Potter, etc, except instead of a Prince, she wanted a Cowboy (me). And (no kidding) side by side pics of younger yous could be mistaken for sisters! But the similarities don’t end there, having thrills, chills, heart aches & victories through life’s ups & downs, although I had a much happier childhood in WYO than she did in St. Louis, MO (couldn’t help it – hey it’s WYO!). Both of us lived in So Cal, me in the 70’s and she in the 80’s and like you pulled the plug and left to begin new lives elsewhere. I even worked at a machine shop in Reseda for years, the foreman of which still lives in Woodland Hills and he and his family are among my very best friends. I’ll close by saying how much I love your prose (used to write like that – got straight A’s in English Comp. good job!) and stuck by how all of us are on the same journey, just different paths at different times. We’ve not met as many “famous” people, tho – you’re like a girl Forest Gump, except much smarter & better looking.

    • sbranch says:

      Well, I’m sure all the Girlfriends will agree, after reading THIS, that Terri is a very LUCKY woman! So happy we will have a cowboy meeting us in Prescott . . . As you probably know, I have four brothers, and they’re all cowboys too. xoxo

  10. Donna Denette says:

    Had a marvelous and magical time meeting you and Joe at RJ Julia’s bookstore, Madison, CT! I came from Portsmouth, VA and my sister came from Rochester, NY just for the occasion. You are truly a kindred spirit and I felt as though I’ve known you my whole life! Safe travels to you and Joe as you journey across the USA in the Fine Romance van. I will treasure this memory always.

    • sbranch says:

      Thank you and your sister for coming so far . . . I had a WONDERFUL time and it’s because of Girlfriends like YOU! I will never forget coming into that room with Joe to that sea of beautiful smiling faces. Verklempt! XOXOXOX

  11. Lisa M. Topp says:

    So very happy to meet up with you and Joe at “An Unlikely Story” in Plainville, MA. It was soo nice to see you again. Have a wonderful tour and be careful, too.
    Maybe I’ll see you in July at Titcomb’s….all the best Susan! ox

    • sbranch says:

      That would be great Lisa . . . you’d be at our very first event, and then at the very last!! xoxo

  12. Tina S. says:

    Good morning Susan,
    I attende the book signing at Holly Hedge on Tues. 05-03-16., with my niece and sisters.
    It was a very nice time by all.
    I enjoyed listening to you read and meeting and talking to you.
    I hope your tour is successful and that you have a gray trip to England and Scotland
    Take care and be safe

  13. CarolK (NJ) says:

    My sister, Roberta (Rose Cottage) and I were just thrilled to finally get to meet you and Joe at Holly Hedge B&B yesterday. What a lovely place to hold a book signing. It was delicious and we both got to strum the harp also. With sooo many people in attendance it’s a wonder you don’t have writers cramps now. Have a safe trip crossing PA and looking forward to your posts & pictures as you cross the USA. Jersey Hugs…..

    • sbranch says:

      I heard people strumming the harp . . . that was wonderful wasn’t it!? My hand got to rest all day yesterday as we drove over the Allegheny Mountains (GORGEOUS), and feels totally ready to meet everyone today in Hudson Ohio! XXX’s to you and Roberta . . . Did you notice how many sisters were together at Holly Hedge . . . loved it! I looked at all those faces and just felt blessed. xoxoxo

      • CarolK (NJ) says:

        I couldn’t think of anyone else I’d rather share special moments with, like meeting Susan Branch, then with my sister. I bet that’s how all the other sisters felt too. The farm country of PA is very beautiful. I think that is why Ray and I go there so often. But ~ we’re still partial to New England. From all the smiling faces I saw and am seeing, you have tons of adoring fan and the feeling is totally mutual. Jersey hugs and have a safe trip

  14. Julie Brooks says:

    Hi, Susan! My BFF (Paulette) and I will see you in Hudson, Ohio tomorrow-we’re making a Girlfriend Getaway out of the event, thank you very much! Of course, we feel like we know you and Joe already, and will look forward to greeting you in person! Love, Julie and Paulette

  15. Ginger says:

    Soooo excited! I talked my husband into altering our travel schedule so we will be in SLC for your book signing. We were going to be there a week later to see our daughters and grands, but I didn’t want to miss this one in a lifetime opportunity. You are the reason I began watercoloring, although I am nowhere as good as you. That doesn’t matter, because I only paint to please myself. Anyway, I am looking forward to meeting you.

  16. Sharon Elaine says:

    Counting down the hours to meeting you in Hudson, OH. Had surgery a week ago and I am good to go – so thankful. Can’t wait.

  17. Tara Ferrante says:

    Wow! You had quite a turn out in Hudson, OH. I have been looking forward to meeting you and now I have! I was so excited I hardly knew what to say. I am sure I sounded silly. I wanted to tell you that you most definately are doing the right thing. Joe said as he took pictures this was something you wondered. The ladies I spoke to while waiting in line felt the same. You bring us all so much happiness with your beautiful artwork, Willards, blogs and books. Like I did say, you are the bright spot in so many of our days. Like sunshine! You describe everything with so much joy even the simplest things…like wysteria seed pods! It encourages us to look at things joyfully too. Thank you.

    • sbranch says:

      I remember you Tara, and you definitely did NOT sound silly . . . not here either, just sweet and wonderful and supportive. Thank you so much for being there. I’m still on cloud nine about it!

  18. Ann Marie says:

    Looking forward to see you in Danville. And I have now been to Martha’s Vineyard. Just last weekend! All because I was tagging along with my husband for his meetings to Washington DC and Providence and when he said “what about going somewhere else before we go home”…. Hmmm. It was exactly as you have described it! So beautiful. Truly a special part of he world. We stayed in Edgartown and loved walking around watching the town wake up and get ready for the summer. Cannot wait until May 27!

  19. Cindy Stierhoff says:

    Glad to know you will be at Vroman’s in Pasadena again, I met you there last time, book signing for A Fine Romance…can I get you to sign my Fairy Tale Girl, again? Have the sticker with your signature…and maybe a couple others that I forgot to bring with me last time.
    Was at Beatrice Potter house this time last year, not much blooming at all, but was raining, so the gift shop had umbrellas for us and we ran through the rain up to the front door, a fire was awaiting us, coziest room I have ever been in my life.

    • sbranch says:

      Ohhh you make my heart yearn to be there again! Lovely remembrance. Yes, bring your already signed book, I’ll be happy to sign it again.

  20. Ashley Williams says:

    I have read “Fairy Tale Girl” and “A Fine Romance” and am waiting in anticipation for “Martha’s Vineyard-Isle of Dreams” (You left us hanging at Christmas!!! :) :)) to be dropped off at my door!! I have been a fan of yours since I was in high school and wrote you in college and you wrote me back and I still have that letter! I remember the day your letter came like it was yesterday!! You are a kindred spirit and I’m just so grateful for all of the sweet books, calendars, and art that you put out in the world! I buy 2 of your calendars for my home every year and gave “Girlfriends” to my bridesmaids and all of my closest girlfriends I left in Kansas City when we moved to Kalamazoo! You see the beauty in life and it is everywhere! Love hearing you describe even a simple afternoon with a cup of tea (or pear cida! ;))! I feel like I’m right there with you! Thank you so much!! Please come to Michigan!!! I’ll drive anywhere you go!! I know you would LOVE Mackinac Island (Everywhere you look, there is a “postcard view”, much like Martha’s Vineyard) and truly any of the towns along Lake Michigan, although I would love for you to choose Kalamazoo!! :) :) If you go to Traverse City, go during Cherry Festival! You would love the store windows!! Best of everything with your new book! Can’t wait to make Coronation Chicken for my dear British friend here, Ruth! She had high tea with me last week in honor of your book! You would’ve loved it! We watercolored the state of Michigan and put a heart on Kalamazoo afterwards… :) Take care!!

    • sbranch says:

      How could anyone not just LOVE you Ashley! Your enthusiasm comes right out of your words. So very nice to hear from you. Tell Ruth I said Hello . . . we’ll try to make it up there someday. I’ve always wanted to go to the “Somewhere in Time Hotel” on Mackinac Island . . . XOXO

  21. Jane Ellen (Coffin) Pollock says:

    Hello Susan,
    So looking forward to meeting & seeing you in person at the Brewster Baptist Church this coming July 28th..I am traveling up North from Yardley, PA (375 miles) to meet you..A long journey versus seeing you in NewHope,PA recently, which I missed..A gal friend/neighbor told/showed me her photo with you at that lovely event..We were in England for a 15 day Holiday as my husband is English and his whole family still lives all over beautiful England…An aspiring continued writer/seamstress myself, I was elated to visit Hill Top Farm/Castle in Near Sawrey and walk on the same grounds that my beloved Beatrix Potter lived/wrote and passed away from.. Then down to Devon./Dorset country to visit “Greenway” where my second author, Agatha Christie Summered for many years..Also a dream visit had by us ! We have alot in common, Ms. Susan Branch !!!! As my maiden name is “Coffin” and my roots started in Portledge, England, traveled over to Nantucket and Tristan and Jared Coffin are distant relations of mine..You also live on Nantucket and also in California where I moved to in 1980 and met & married my English Gentelman who had moved himself from England to Southern California in 1975 ! Alot of connections I so hope to share if only briefly on July 28th !!!! Happy Trails until we meet in Brewster, MA

    • sbranch says:

      How fun, will see you there Jane Ellen! I don’t actually live on Nantucket, although I do love it, we live on Martha’s Vineyard . . . very close by. And of course everyone in that neck of the woods is familiar with the Coffin name. Your England trips sounds just perfect! I am so happy you got a ticket to Beatrix’s birthday party . . . they’re all sold out now, and I think it’s really going to be fun! See you soon!

  22. Jean Rosenfeld says:

    Susan,
    It was so exciting and wonderful to go to your booksigning yesterday at Main Street Books in St. Charles, MO! Such a memorable day for me. One thing that really impressed me was Joe standing outside visiting with the people in line, taking photos and being photo’d! I had figured he’d be inside with you at the table, but this was a much better plan. Ann Hazelwood, who helped you at the table, you may know had a wonderful quilt shop called Patches on Main Street and has written some fun little books, as well as appraising quilts at local shows. I am so glad you came to the St. Charles/St. Louis area! Thank you so much! My airplane/aviation fanatic husband Alan Hoffman had wanted to say hi to you; he was volunteering all day at the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show yesterday and also had a fantastic day!

    • sbranch says:

      Yes, I got to visit with Ann a little bit and heard about her store, and how much people are still missing it. She was really a doll. When Joe and I first did signings, he would almost hide, he would never think of sitting next to me while I did it. But after time, he’s gotten to love visiting with everyone in the line. He just oozed into it naturally. We also heard about the air show and were looking up to see if we could see any of it! Tell Alan hello, and thank you for coming Jean. It was great.

      • Jean Rosenfeld says:

        I finally found the correct blog with my message to you and your answer :)! Just to let you know that, because you have several blogs, it is hard to find a message that I’ve sent. Luckily I printed my May 16th message to you and today noticed up top that it was under Coming Soon/Events Susan Branch Blog, and I finally found your response. Also, I have to tell you, assuming that you are not familiar with Yiddush :), that what Joe was doing in line outside was schmoozing with the people!! It’s a term that goes way back. When you said “oozed” into it, it reminded me of schmoozed! Now maybe you can start using the term–it’s very descriptive. I took a really nice photo of Joe looking down from the top floor which I’d send to you, but don’t know exactly how. If you can direct me, I’ll send it to you. Great communicating with you! Thanks so much!

    • Pat Rossiter says:

      Yes, wasn’t it grand. Such a great event. Don’t you wish she could have stayed longer and had tea and answered questions with us all? Kansas City was just too far to drive for me. What signing group were you in Jean? I might have seen you there.

      • Jean Rosenfeld says:

        Hi Pat, Yes I agree how grand it was. I didn’t really want to leave. You and your friends really drove far to be there. I was luckily enough to live about a half hour away in St. Louis (Kirkwood), MO. The friend I went with lived closeby in St. Charles and was nice enough to come early and pick up line tickets for Group 1 for us both. They evidently had 6 groups for the signing, so we were very lucky to have a very short wait.

  23. Gloria Shone says:

    I just spoke with the tattered cover bookstore here in Denver and they say they have received a good deal of interest in your event! We will be bringing old jackets to save seats extra early. We can’t wait for Saturday. The weather should be good by then too.

    Have a safe trip!
    Gloria

  24. Jane Ellen (Coffin) Pollock says:

    Thanks so for responding to my very wordy email, ha !!! And I did know that you lived on Martha’s Vineyard so sorry about that confusion !!! I lived in San Juan Capistrano and Laguna Beach where I worked at the “Surf N’Sand Hotel & Resort” for over 5 years while my Husband lived in Laguna Niguel, CA… Do hope we will be able to “connect” up close and Personal while I am on the Cape…
    Jane Pollock

  25. nan Rohan says:

    dear Susan and Joe,
    what a trek you are making! blessings to you along the way. Nan Rohan

  26. Debbie Borne in Independence says:

    Thanks so much for coming to Kansas City last night. Thank you for not turning into a pumpkin at 9 and your willingness to open your heart and life to your “fans” here in the Midwest. I’m sure there are many times during your tours that you would much prefer to be curled up at home with a cup of tea, a good book, and kitties on your lap. Just know that you are appreciated. I wanted to tell you at the signing but I was a little verklept(-: – You are MY Beatrix Potter!!!

    • sbranch says:

      Oh Debbie, that is so sweet, thank you. I’m often a bit verklempt myself at these signings, so I know the feeling. xoxo

  27. Pat Rossiter says:

    Susan, Just wanted to say thank you for introducing me to St. Charles, Mo. I loved that town. I had never been there before. My 2 girl friends and I drove over, from Tennessee and Arkansas especially to see you and have a girls’ weekend. I hadn’t seen my friend, Chris, in 24 years! What a great reason to reconnect! Loved meeting you and having you sign our books. I only wish each town you visited allowed you to have a meet and greet or a tea and talk like some towns do. Just shaking your hand and the brief visit will have to be enough this time. Maybe in the future your schedule will allow you to stay longer in each place. Looking at your events schedule, it does look like all the ticketed events have been sold out. Please think about it and let me know how we girl friends can help make it happen. Much love to you and Joe and Girl kitty and Jack!

    • sbranch says:

      Me too, but some bookstores are just too tiny to fit it in . . . some even go to other venues to do it, like churches or libraries. I try to spend extra time with each person when there’s no “book talk” first, but it’s still not quite the same as the group conversations that seem to happen when I get to answer questions from everyone. We’re on the road now for a little over two months, that’s the problem with staying longer, Kitty deprivation!!! We could do it if we went to less places, but that wouldn’t really be much better. Lucky we still have the Internet and our blog! xoxo

      • Pat Rossiter says:

        Thanks for answering so soon Susan. Will you be doing a signing for your new 30th edition of Hearts of the Home, A Vineyard Kitchen? Probably not as extensive, I imagine, as this 23 city tour. I will keep my fingers crossed and hope we will be able to cross paths again, perhaps in a larger bookstore with more time. God bless you Sue and your uplifting personality!

        • sbranch says:

          Poor Heart will have to go out on her own . . . we’ll just be getting home when she goes out to the world, and soon after we’ll be off on our England/Scotland trip. Next spring we may go out hither and yon, not sure yet. Thank you so much Pat!

  28. Dorothy Dautel says:

    Susan and Joe!!! Thesday night the 24th (SLC) was a real highlight in my life. Gosh it was wonderful to meet BOTH of you. Susan, you really are who you portray yourself to be. I have loved your books for so many years. I think my favorite (They All are my favorite!) but the one I really related to was Fairy Tale Girl. I remember seeing Pres. Kennedy speak in the Salt Lake Tabernacle downtown, and running across the street and getting there in time to see him enter the hotel and turn his head and smile at us!! Two scrawny 12 year olds who could not believe they were only 6 feet away from the President of the US and smiling at us!!! And then about 8 weeks later, he was gone. Heavy stuff for little girls. In 1966 I saw the Beatles at the Olympia Ice Hockey Stadium in Detroit, Michigan. We could not HEAR one sound from them because everyone was screaming. But how fun it was. And you got to meet them! I love all of your writings and books, as they inspire me and make me so happy!! And to find all of the SAME experiences we have in common is just wonderful. Joe was so kind to
    us at the book signing. I wish Steven (my Joe!) had come. They could have talked about photography, cooking and gardening!! I hope you will do another book. I have pre-ordered your cook book and hope you write another travel journal and come on tour again soon. I am still so elated from the fun that I had at the signing. I am sure you were exhausted, but that you had fun, too. Much love to you and Joe. God bless you both!!!! xoxoxo Dorothy

  29. Ann McKenna says:

    Hi!
    Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you so much for coming so close to home at “The King’s English” in SLC on Tuesday, the 24th! My husband and I were there to see you for the second time, the first being SLO in 2013. We so enjoyed seeing and talking with both you and Joe again! You are both very gracious and cute! I have 8 more of your DARLING, WONDERFUL books which I would like to ask you to sign another time so I’m certain that we’ll see you on your next tour! I’ve been a HUGE fan from the beginning when I first bought “Heart of the Home” in the mid eighties when I was a young wife. I have since collected and loved 12 more of your books and have loved them all. They embody the way I have always felt about home, family, and nature. I simply ADORE everything you do. Thank-you for enriching my life!

    With love,
    Ann (from the front row!)

    P.S. Please tell Joe “Hi” and thanks!

    Love,
    Ann (on the front row!)

    • sbranch says:

      Hi Ann, I know just who you are!! Thank you for coming . . . I had a ball at the King’s English . . . it was such a happy event! I’ll tell Joe hello for you, and do bring your other books next time!

  30. Ann McKenna says:

    Thanks! Drive safely and may God bless you.

  31. Karen Seward says:

    I would Love to attend one of your book signings but you are never in my area of Long Island, New York…Im a big fan of yours, i have several books and various other delightfull things in my home Susan Branch, i always display my adorable Come Sit Stay dishtowel its always displayed and my Tin Can with Tea and I Love drinkingout of my Susan Branch Teacup, Enjoy your Trip!!!

    • sbranch says:

      We’ll get out there one of these days . . . we always seem to stop in the City and go no further!!! We’ll have to try harder!

  32. Maureen Perilli says:

    Dear Susan, I have your 5 cookbooks. I am 81 years old and I love to cook and have many cookbooks but always reach for yours first. I just loved your new book,Isle of Dreams and hated for it to end. I also was divorced years ago but like you 7 years later I met a wonderful man and have been remarried for 28 years. I am hopeful to see you at a booksigning in either Ashville, NC on June 27th. I have my 7th greatgrand child arriving around June 17th or if I can’t make that then in Ridgewood, NJ, June 30th. I live in Ossining, NY and like your Mom had a large family, 4 daughters and 2 sons. My oldest daughter, Eileen bought me the cookbooks. I also love to garden. Hope to meet you. Maureen Perilli

  33. cathy corell says:

    We saw you in morro bay. I took my friend for the first time she love your book and the talk. She brought a cookbook for her daughter who is getting married. Thank You 4 ComingBack To california. I’m so inspired I went home and bake the brown sugar cookie and took them to the homeless shelter we visit each week. Safe journey.

  34. Susan O'Donoan says:

    My very special friends (three sisters) from California are arriving Friday to attend your Prescott book signing. All three talented chefs and artists have followed you forever. Diann, a culinary artist, prepares all the food for her sister Beth’s Annual Tea Party in Monrovia the second Sunday in May. This year the Beatrice Potter bunny was on the cover of the menu in your honor (and in anticipation of this upcoming event)! You have the knack to connect with so many people. I’d just finished reading two of your books when my husband and I took our Anniversary trip up the California Coast. Homesick for my hometown of Monterey, we headed straight for Morro Bay and moseyed up the coast for ten days. Now I’m anxious to visit Martha’s Vineyard. Like the California Coast, everything grows (saw some great cottages in Cambria with wild flower gardens). Enough! Thank you for your wonderful stories! Sue O’D

    • sbranch says:

      Well, happy anniversary Susan! Sounds like a wonderful trip. I’ll see you in Prescott . . . very soon!

    • Elizabeth Jewell Butterfield says:

      The Prescott event has come and gone and my sisters and I have many memories to share with others. The tea party was grand, the house was historically fabulous and Ms. Branch was a hoot to meet. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful spirit. You are truly an inspiration to all. Caring my sweet peas from my garden in California to Prescott Arizona was truly worth it. I have so many ideas for my annual tea next year.

      • sbranch says:

        Those sweet peas were WONDERFUL, I kept them FOREVER, until they all said goodbye. Thank you Elizabeth, for the lovely fragrance of my favorite flower. xoxo

  35. Courtney Eden says:

    Hi Susan,
    My name is Courtney, and my mom Rhonda is a huge fan of yours! She is driving four hours from a small west Texas town to see you next Saturday in Austin. I live outside of Austin and will be attending the book signing with her…she’s nervous to drive in big cities :-). The reason for my message is to see if you could do something special for her because she is so special to me. I just got married for the first time (at 40 years old!) on June 4. My mom planned the entire thing for me as I was in the middle of moving and starting a new job. She worked in the yard for months getting it ready, ordered the flowers, chairs, made centerpieces, coordinated the catered dinner, made the cake, and hosted 30 guests at her home! The day was absolutely perfect, and it was all because of all of the work my mom put into it. I could never thank her enough. But she was so busy handling everything that day, I didn’t get the special time that we should have had that day together. So I’m looking forward to getting time to hang out with her while we wait to meet you next week. And anything, like a special note in the book, you could do for me for her would be greatly appreciated.

    • sbranch says:

      I’m so sorry Courtney, I only just had a chance to read this and I’m afraid we’ve gone by Austin already. I hope I was nice to your mom . . . I loved your sweet comment here about her, she is LUCKY to have such a loving daughter, and vice versa, what a Mom you have!!!

  36. Cora Stroup says:

    I am 😊 content to find your website. I just purchased your “Recipe Traditions” I have started a family 👪 cook book 📚 of my mother’s recipes & mine that has all of our favorite foods that we have prepared over the years. My 18 year old daughter is not ready to learn or start cooking 🍳. That is why I have started writing things down. Your book will be a great help for me to organize and to put everything in its place. I have been great admirer of your work it started in Shipshewana, Indiana in 1998 collecting your greating cards, thank you 😊 for being such a positive part of my life, I always smile thinking of you.

    • sbranch says:

      Nice of you to say that Cora . . . good luck with your recipe traditions book, it will be a total TREASURE to your family!

  37. LuAnn Davis says:

    Dear Susan,
    I so loved going along with you on your journey to the English countryside! I could smell the smells and delight in the sights right there with you! Thank you for taking me along!
    Now, dear friend, might you consider a trip south to beautiful historic Annapolis, Maryland? You could say we are a kin to the English village in our history and heritage! Annapolis would welcome you with open arms! We have many venues and book stores to host your visit not to mention many a fine B&B and eatery to further enhance your stay here. So, won’t you consider a trip south?
    Yours devotedly,
    LuAnn Davis

    • sbranch says:

      We’re in Georgia right now, heading up to North Carolina next. I WISH we could get everywhere, but we’re trying to meet everyone as half-way as we possibly can. Maybe next time we can come to beautiful Maryland? We would love it.

  38. Lisa R (northern Az) says:

    Dear Susan,
    My daughter and I had the best time at the Tea benefit in Prescott this past weekend. A beautiful day, and wonderful event at Mary’s historic Prescott home! We loved every moment! Your Q &A was fun, and your graciousness to sign our books and visit a bit made our day. Funny though, I always think of so many questions I wish I would have asked but couldn’t think of at the time. Guess I was a little star struck.🌟😍 You and Joe are the real deal‼️ Thank you so very much for stopping in our hometown.❤️

    • sbranch says:

      Lisa R (Northern AZ)! Hi! again! Was so nice to see you. What a gorgeous day it was ~ I’m so glad you were there, thank you for coming. XOXO Lovely to put faces with names!

  39. Laurie Pozniak says:

    Hi Susan!
    I had so much fun at the tea and book signing in Prescott with my mom and sisters and you! It was a pleasure meeting you and Joe. Thanks for being so kind and patient with our many books and stories :) So glad you decided to come to AZ! Safe travels to you both!
    XO,
    Laurie

  40. Jane Ellen (Coffin) Pollock says:

    DEAR SUSAN,

    JUST FOUND OUT I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND IN BREWSTER, MA… SAD BUT A FAMILY HEALTH ISSUE KEEPING ME AWAY FROM ATTENDING… I AM ABOUT TO FORWARD MY 2 TICKETS TO THE BREWSTER BAPTIST CHURCH FOR ANOTHER LUCKY TWOSOME TO COME TO YOUR BOOK READING ETC !THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO EMAIL IF YOU WERE ABLE TO DO SO !

    • sbranch says:

      I’m so sorry Jane Ellen, hope all goes well with you and yours. Beatrix Potter’s Birthday Party is sold out, there’s just a waiting list, so I’m sure your tickets will go to a happy person. Take care, sending blessings!

  41. MJ Van Dyke says:

    Number #3 THREE on N Y Times Best Seller List!!
    Woo Hoo from MJ in Goleta

  42. Love learning about your book signings and hope we can host one for you when you come back home to the Northeast. Come to The Book Burrow in Kennebunk, Maine. Our lobsters here are the best, and our hospitality scores as well! Please be in touch soon.

    • sbranch says:

      Hi Julia, we would LOVE to come. We’re overdue for Maine! Sheri sent me your email and I responded, I hope you got it!

  43. Sarah in Tucson says:

    Dear Susan,
    It was such a pleasure meeting you and Joe at the tea party and book signing in Prescott, AZ. My daughter and I are still talking about what a beautiful day it was and how sweet and gracious you and Joe are with everyone. I thank both of you for traveling across the country to meet with all of your fans. To be away from home and your kitties is an enormous sacrifice you’ve both undertaken but it is so very much appreciated by all of us and words can’t convey the wonderful memories we’ve enjoyed. The 30th anniversary edition of Heart of the Home came in the mail yesterday and it’s so beautiful. I really love all the new recipes and the gorgeous new artwork. I marvel over the detail in the china dishes, baskets, and EVERYTHING you paint, the pie page made me especially hungry! Blessings to you both!

    • sbranch says:

      Thank you Sarah, for coming such a long way. It WAS a gorgeous day, under the swaying weeping willow on the lawn, wasn’t it beautiful? I’m so glad you’re enjoying the new Heart of the Home…I’ve been taking my copy to lunch with me ~ almost like when it first came out 30 years ago, I love hanging around with my new “baby!” Say hello to your daughter for me! xoxo

  44. Donna Money says:

    I finished reading book two in the three parts and looking forward to book three. I see myself so much in the pages. I too when through a crisis of sorts at the same time, 1984. How I related to what you were feeling. Good read…. I was wondering when your cookbook will be available in July. I wish I could give a big hug and thank you for such a beautiful story and book.

  45. Kathiellen says:

    Hi Susan! I LOVE your new addition of HEART OF THE HOME!!! I cannot wait to try the new recipes!! They all sound so incredibly good!! Gosh, I hope you and Joe are having a wonderful time on your tour, and that your time in California with your family and friends was extra special!! I bet Jack and Girl Kitty are going to be Soooooooooo Glad when you get home!! Trips are great….but there’s no place like home!!! I hope that when you get back you’ll get some rest and enjoy all of the kitty-love, your flowers and trees, and your OWN BED!!!😊💤 Thank you for all of your gifts Susan. God Bless You! ❌⭕️

    • sbranch says:

      Everything you said! Yes! Thank you so much Kathiellen, and thank you for the sweet comment on Heart of the Home … I’m thrilled at the way it came out, almost as much as I was the first time! Happy 4th of July to you! XOXO

  46. Debbie from Erie says:

    It was exciting and a privilege to meet you and Joe at the book signing at the Malaprop book store. Your books truly reflect who you are. They have always uplifted my spirit. Thank you and please continue.

  47. Marcia says:

    It’s July 3, so you must be home by now. How good that must seem and how happy Girl and Jack must be! I just finished first/last? of the trilogy, “Martha’s Vinyard,” and once again marvel at your talent and sheer gutsiness–is that a word? What a zest for life you have. Thank you for all the joy you’ve shared.

  48. Barb in MI says:

    It brought me such joy to meet you and Joe at Malaprop’s that the 660 mile trek from Michigan was worth every mile! The man who commented at the end of your talk saying that what you really are is a therapist, as he gets 3 weeks of happy from his wife when she gets something from you, is so right! You are fortunate to have been born with the happy gene. Some of us are born with an anxiety gene, which seems to run in my mother’s family. The way you openly share your outlook on life and focus on the beauty in even the small, everyday things is truly therapy for me. You signed my little box of Joy cards as well as my book and both are treasures to me. Joe was so friendly, too, and my husband and I had a nice chat with him while in line. Glad you are safely home and I hope you get some well-deserved rest! Thank you for sharing your time with us.

  49. Lindy says:

    Susan, I have read your latest journal posting each day sent you shared with us! It is like a great movie…each time I discover some small gem I missed the first time around! You are kind, you are smart, you are important! What a legacy your Daddy left!

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