Coming Soon/Events

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

2:00 pm Saturday December 6, 2014
Falmouth Public Library at the Morse Pond School Auditorium
323 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA 02540
Telephone to reserve seats- 508-457-2555 ext. 6   Sponsored by the Staff, the Board of Trustees, and by Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.
www.falmouthpubliclibrary.org
A brief talk by the author and artist, with questions and answers afterwards, and sales of Susan’s books A Fine Romance ~ Falling in Love with the English Countryside, Autumn from the Heart of the Home, and her 2015 Heart of the Home Wall Calendar.  Susan will be available to sign and inscribe any and all of her works for Christmas gifts or otherwise.

Book and calendar sales through Eight Cousins Bookstore,
189 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
Telephone 508-548-5548  www.eightcousins.com.
If you are unable to attend the event, call the bookstore to order copies for personalization.

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PAST BOOKSIGNINGS

Susan Branch Book Signing
Hosted by “Happy Go Smile” in Cayucos, California
Saturday, November 8, 2014
10am-noon
36 North Ocean Avenue
Cayucos, CA 93430
Cayucos is a California beach town offering many wonderful places to stay, eat, and shop…. make it a “Girlfriends Weekend!”  Don’t forget to pop up the coast a few miles for the wonderful town of Cambria!  And if there’s time, Hearst Castle, Big Sur, and amazing coast line are just a few miles further north.

So how was the event???

IT WAS WONDERFUL!  Here are a few pictures:

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The Pacific Ocean is right across the street from us.  Ocean Avenue is filled with wonderful shops like Happy Go Smile, lots of group antique stores, bakeries, restaurants, views of the water . . . it was your typical California day of weather perfection.  The perfect place for a Girl Party! From my signing perch, I could hear everyone talking and laughing ~ as usual, the line was the best place to be!

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Barbara, who owns Happy Go Smile and her crew (family and friends), made it wonderful . . . here’s Amy with her famous homemade cupcakes for those who waited in line to get their books signed so no one should feel any chocolate deprivation in the meantime.

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Lots of FOSB were here, Girlfriends putting faces to names we’ve read many times on my Blog and on Facebook.  Very fun!  I would see a name, like “Pat from Paso” . . . and say, “Ohhh, Pat!!!”  Meeting someone I talk to on the Blog all the time!  I’m behind that red suitcase at a table where I got to meet and sign for everyone; besides books and calendars, I signed t-shirts and tea-tins, book marks and cooking albums.  A two hour event, turned out to be four wonderful hours of fun!

Happy Go Smile is right!

Susan Branch Book Signing
Hosted by Hampstead Village in Santa Barbara, California
Thursday, November 6, 2014
5:30-7:30pm
1100 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93101
tel: 805-845-3343

As part of Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday Susan Branch will be signing books at Hampstead Village (a must visit shop for any anglophile).
**A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the
Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara.**

heading for SB

Here we are driving the coast to Santa Barbara …. Thought I would give you the lay of the land.  Rather lovely lay of the land.  When I drive this coast in California, land of my childhood, anywhere from Ventura to Big Sur, I ALWAYS play this cd . . . it’s MUSICA!  Roll down the windows!

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To beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, and a whole group of lovely Girlfriends and Boyfriends to meet and greet

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Even twins, Cindy and Lindy!

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Joe went outside and took his picture through the window so you could see what Hampstead Village, a charming shop specializing in everything wonderfully British, from books to food to tea cups and teapots, was like.

Me with Angela

Me with Angela (Torin) the English woman who owns Hampstead Village.  ’Twas a wonderful evening, I enjoyed it so much. 

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Titcombs

Sunday, November 12, 2014  Susan will sign books from noon to 2:30 . . . .  at Titcombs Bookshop, East Sandwich, Cape Cod, MA

me and the man out front

Here I am with the famous patriot-looking man out front of the bookshop, About to go in and sign our new 10th Anniversary printing of Autumn from the Heart of the Home.

Barb and Betsy

Despite the nutty look on my face, I was thrilled to see Barbara Gibson and Betsy Bray of the Beatrix Potter Society. A photo of us at this book signing was just featured in the newest Beatrix Potter Society Newsletter (which I receive in an email, you can too!) called Pottering About.

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Here they are, Barb and Betsy . . . such a nice surprise that they came.

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And more friends from the past . . . see the photo?  It was taken at a book signing years ago on a porch overlooking the sea on Block Island . . .

all those years ago

Here’s the photo up close; and there we are, still crazy after all these years . . . this is one of the many reasons I love my job, because of the lasting connections I have with my Girlfriends.

Titcombs crew
These are the people who keep Titcombs the wonderful place that it’s been for over forty years, serving beautiful Sandwich, the oldest city on Cape Cod, settled in 1637. From left, that’s Elizabeth M., me, Karen, Elizabeth S., Kathy, and Vickie Titcomb, whose mom and dad started the bookshop.

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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
1:00-3:00pm
Tickets: $5.00
Westfield Athenaeum   (Lang Auditorium)
6 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085 (Directions)
To reserve tickets, and for more information, please contact Ann Koerber of the Tuesday Morning Club at apkoerber@yahoo.com  or  call: 413-568-4650.
Light refreshments will be served.

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So here we are, on the road to Western MA to the Westfield Atheneum on a beautiful fall day in New England . . . the leaves were blowing up behind our car as we drove the backroads through the countryside, looking at the fall colors . . .

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This is the library . . . smells like books in here!

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I was at the podium with my camera . . .

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Said, Say Cheese, and they did!

Me with Ann

Here I am with Ann Koerber . . . the ball of energy that put this event together on behalf of the Tuesday Morning Club.  Ann is one of our regular Girlfriends on the Blog, probably lots of you know her name, now you get to have the face. Delicious tea with cookies and cakes as refreshments, and lots of lovely people.  We had a great time.

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I talked for about an hour, they asked me to tell the story of how I met the Beatles, so we had lots of laughing.  I love the questions the audience asks. You never know where you’ll end up.

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Here I am with Cher, the Library Director. A big thank you to everyone who made this event happen!

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Susan Branch Book Signing Hosted by Best of British
Sunday, September 28, 2014
This wonderful jewel of a store full of the best imports from the British Isles and Ireland is hosting Susan at a book signing open to the public in downtown Newburyport, MA.  A Fine Romance – Falling in Love with the English Countryside and Susan’s 2015 wall calendars will be for sale.
12:00pm (noon) – 1:00pm
22 State St., Newburyport, MA 01950
For more information: 978-465-6976

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Lovely visit in the charming British store with Mother Pelagia, Mother Xeni, Mother Seraphima, and Mother Martha who came over from the Holy Nativity Convent in Brookline.  Twice x 2 Blessed!

Best of British

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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
7:00-10:00pm

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Fund-raising for three hours on Rhode Island PBS TV, we brought lots of books and things to giveaway to everyone calling in ~ They were probably just trying to get us to stop talking!  That’s me on the right with the Program Director Kathryn Larsen.

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RI PBS

And this was our “phone bank”~ they took the phone calls — they were so much fun, during breaks we talked about where we all came from and ate chocolate cake in the Green Room.

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Susan Branch Talk and Book signing at the West Falmouth Library on Cape Cod
Monday, July 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm
575 West Falmouth Highway
West Falmouth, MA 02574

Tickets are $10 with all proceeds going to programming for the library.
Seating is limited, call to reserve, 508-548-4709
      or email westfallib@comcast.net
Question and answer period to follow talk, books available for purchase and signing.
West Falmouth Library
Here we are in West Falmouth! 
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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

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

A FINE ROMANCE Book Signings!
Scroll down to see how our tour is coming along.  As we confirm more locations and dates we’ll be adding them here. Don’t forget to wear your special Girlfriend’s Name Tag so we know each other!

And here’s a special Name Tag for our Guyfriends!

August 15, 2013     4:00-5:30pm
Bunch of Grapes Bookstore
35 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
508-693-2291

For those who might wish to see Susan in her natural habitat, here’s information on how to get to Martha’s Vineyard. BOAT INFORMATION: You do not need reservations to walk onto the boat, only if you want to bring a car. You can buy a ticket right at the dock. It’s a 45 minute ferry ride from Woods Hole on Cape Cod, to the Island. Cabs meet each boat, there’s a good bus system on the island too. FERRY SCHEDULE Driving Directions to Woods Hole.

August 17, 2013     4:30-6:00pm
Edgartown Books
44 Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539
508-627-8841

 Me and Georgie meeting at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on Martha’s Vineyard in MA

August 19, 2013     4:30pm
Titcombs Bookshop
432 Route 61, East Sandwich, MA 02537
508-888-2331

Sorry, Titcombs event is  SOLD OUT

 

August 21, 2013     2:00-4:00pm
Innisfree Bookshop
Mill Falls Marketplace
312 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith, NH 03253
603-279-3905

Signing books and meeting old friends at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith, New Hampshire on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee.

She’s making recipe books for all her grandchildren and brought them for me to sign!  You should see them!  They’re just darling.  What a gal!

I signed lots of extra books to leave behind with Bev, but they’re all gone now . . .

Life on the road . . . Twittering from the Fine Romance Van

August 24, 2013     1:00-3:00pm
The Toadstool Bookshop
Lorden Plaza
614 Nashua Street, Milford, NH 03055
603-673-1734

August 30, 2013, We get into the Fine Romance Van and begin driving West ….
Our home away from home for three months! Honk if you see us!
Don’t forget to wear your GIRLFRIEND’S NAME TAG to the book signings so we recognize each other.  And here’s a special Name Tag for our Guyfriends! Just print them out on card stock, cut them out and pin them on!
It’s a good idea TO CALL THE BOOKSTORES AHEAD and let them know you’re coming: some of them may sell or give-away tickets in advance, some have “line numbers,” or policies; it’s just best to call and then you will know!

September 3, 2013     6:00-8:00pm
The Learned Owl
204 North Main Street, Hudson, OH 44236
330-653-2252

Sorry, The Learned Owl Event is Filled to Capacity

Our Girlfriends at the Learned Owl in Hudson, Ohio.

 Chris Wells (on the left) writes often on the blog . . . she’s from Texas and brought her whole cute family to the Learned Owl!

September 5, 2013     5:30-7:30pm
Books ‘N’ More
28 West Main Street, Wilmington, OH 45177
937-383-7323

They asked me to tell the Beatles story at Books “N” More! 

September 7, 2013     11:00-1:00pm
Schuler Books
3165 Alpine Ave, Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616-647-0999

Grandma (Margaret), Granddaughter (Lauren), and Mom (Patty), it’s a family affair in Grand Rapids!

Rosinda, her daughters Anabelle and Anita and her husband Nuno drove down from Canada! xoxo!

September 9, 2013  Monday, 5:00-7:00pm

Better World Books

215 S. Main Street, Goshen, Indiana

574-534-1984

The wonderful staff at Better World Books in Goshen, Indiana: from left, Missy, Veronica, me, Brad and Grace.

September 10, 2013  Tuesday, 7:00-9:00pm

Anderson’s Bookshop

5112 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL

630-355-2665

They always save us the best parking place!  But it looked so quiet from the outside …

♫   How was I to know there was a party goin’ on . . .  ♪

Mother-daughter Girlfriends, Sarah and Terri (Terri’s the mom!) and of course, the lamb.

 

September 12, 2013   Thursday, 3:00-5:00pm

It’s a FINE ROMANCE TEA PARTY Benefit for the Women’s Exchange in coordination with the Book Stall at  Chestnut Court

at the beautiful Westmoreland Country Club

2601 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette, IL

Tickets required for Book Talk, Tea Party and Signing ♥ This will be fun!

SORRY: Registration for this event is closed.

Here we are, Girlfriends Galore, at the Westmoreland Country Club Tea Party.  It was so much fun!  They made the most beautiful tea food, scones, cookies, sandwiches, fresh fruit, it was an extravaganza!

(I know I’m a late bloomer and I’ve come to accept it and be happy that there is any blooming at all, but how old will I have to be before talking in front of a group is easy?  Not there yet!  #scariestthingido  #scarierthandrivingonthewrongsideoftheroadinengland  #thethingsidoforlove :-)

Me and our lovely girlfriend, Dawn.

September 14, 2013   Saturday, 1:00-3:00pm

Prairie Lights Bookstore

15 South Dubuque St., Iowa City, Iowa

319-337-2681

Here I am at Prairie Lights Bookstore on Saturday night, happy because it’s so much fun meeting everyone!

One of my favorite things ~  it’s so often a family affair ~ here’s Nancy, Chelsea, Haley, and Patricia!

Nicest people in the world, in love with home, family, seasons, cooking, girlfriends, making things, books, tea, England and all the things we love.  Another wonderful afternoon! 

Pouring rain this Sunday morning in Iowa City…we’re packing up, on our way to Kansas City for a book signing at Rainy Day Books and this:

 A NEW EVENT: I just found out, I “get to be” (fear factor requires quotes) on Local Kansas City TV, WDAF Fox 4 answering questions about A FINE ROMANCE, Monday morning, twice, once between 8-9 and another segment between 9-10 am. And then, between 10 and 11, I’ll be on Kansas City Live KSHB TV, 41 Action News. Sorry I can’t be more specific time-wise than that. We will try get links to these to put up later, if such a thing will exist.  Bye for now Girlfriends!  Wish me luck!

As far as I’m concerned, it’s all a miracle. 

Whew!  We did it, we did not fall off our stool, we did not drool, our lip did not quiver visibly, and we did not die.  Afterward it felt like it had been fun!  And then, off we went to Rainy Day Books.

September 16, 2013  Monday, 7:00-8:30pm

Rainy Day Books

2706 W. 53rd St., Fairway, Kansas

913-384-3126

Rainy Day Books will be serving “English Refreshments” ~ the price of admission is $26.95 plus tax and includes a book along with the ticket to attend.

AND HERE WE ARE:

Where a wonderful welcome was waiting for us . . .

Many of these lovely faces have names we would recognize on the blog . . . they came from all over Missouri and Kansas, from Iowa too, even from North Carolina and Arkansas.  What a great thrill it was for me to meet everyone.  All the way along, it’s been more than I ever imagined. I’ve loved every second of it. 

We took lots of pictures and told each other stories of our lives . . . we all seem to have so much in common.  Brave girls, everyone doing their best in this life, to make it matter and make a difference.

One of our guy friends got into the act making us all laugh . . . Brian was getting a book and a picture for his friend Debbie who couldn’t make it ~  he was such a cutie-pie.

 This is Vivien and Roger, the dynamic team that owns and runs Rainy Day Books, a Kansas City institution since 1975.  Kansas City is lucky to have this amazingly hard-working duo (is what I think).   Everyone comes to sign books at their bookstore ~ from Presidents to the normal people like me.  They have a wall of signed books from different authors in their store.  They have a gift of making their customers (and their authors) feel like a million bucks.  They wrote something profoundly insightful about Independent Bookstores, and why it’s so important to support them, in case you’d like to read it.   

And now . . .

Oh yes, here we go again . . . this morning we drive to Wichita for a signing tonight at Watermark Books — our last one until the second printing comes in!  Come be with us if you can . . . I’d love to see you. xoxo

September 18, 2013  Wednesday, 6 – 8pm

Watermark Books and Cafe

4701 East Douglas, Wichita, Kansas

316-682-1181

Here we are just arriving at Watermarks Books, a wonderful little independent bookstore in Wichita, Kansas . . . and look at all our wonderful girlfriends!  Joe went up first to make sure he took pictures of faces and not just of backs of heads — he’s been doing a great job.  Note: not too many photos of Joe?  ’Cause he’s always got the camera!

After I gave my talk, it was time for signing and picture taking . . . everyone was making friends in line and many of them went out to dinner (and perhaps a bit of Twine) afterwards.  Girlfriends who’d never met before!  I loved that.

Of course there was lots of laughter . . . Cute is as cute does. 

Saying goodbye to the kind and multi-talented people who put this event together.

But couldn’t go until I signed a small stash of first editions to leave behind for you in case you need one (with help from Beth).

AND NOW: Book signing adventure is on hold until California (scroll down for future events, and don’t forget, we have to drive HOME from California, the adventure has just begun!). Last night, the full Harvest Moon, and today the meandering adventure begins.  Play day!

I have loved every moment of this trip.  I asked Joe last night if he was sad or happy that it was our last Event (for now), and he said, “both” which was my thought exactly.  It’s been beyond wonderful, but there is something to be said for nowhere imminent to be and no rush to get there!  We’ll still be taking you along. . . I’ll get back to posting more regularly very soon.

NOTE TO GIRLFRIENDS:  Because of you and your wonderful response and your so-much- appreciated word-of-mouth, the first printing of A FINE ROMANCE has SOLD OUT!  We’ve had to put the rest of the book-signing tour on hold until more books come back in at the end of October.  Which means that after Wichita, we’ll be making a big left turn in our Fine Romance Van to go visit my Dad (commonly known among the Girlfriends as “Blog Daddy”).  And then on to California to see my mom and all my oldest friends, plus Kellee and Sheri and my Central Coast home and to do more events which are being scheduled right now.  There will be more blogging along the way!

You can still pre-order your signed copies from our web store; those books will be the very first to be mailed out when the second printing arrives.  And even before that happens, we see the handwriting on the wall in the form of bookstore orders and our publisher has requested a THIRD printing, which should arrive to us by December first in plenty of time for Christmas.  You did this.

Fireworks, squealing happiness, joy to the world, we are thrilled!  Thank you for your leadership! :-) And for the five-star reviews on Amazon.com!!!  Darling girls, I know it’s you! 

Here we go again!  The second printing of A FINE ROMANCE has finally arrived and we are off again, heading first for Pasadena.

November 5, 2013 Tuesday, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Vroman’s Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena, CA

626-449-5320

And here we are, in beautiful downtown Pasadena.  We found a parking space right in front of the wonderful Vroman’s Bookstore (since 1894)! If you ever have a chance to visit this bookstore, you should (Pasadena is filled with beautiful old houses and wonderful things to see and do). 

Sherri (on the left) and Jen (on the right) welcomed us and of course Joe manned the camera!

But next time I want to bring my camera up with me so I can take a picture of all the smiling faces!  I asked how many in the audience had been to my blog and almost everyone raised their hands!  It was wonderful, more like a reunion, putting familiar names with faces, coming from as far away as Arizona and Oregon.

November 7, 2013  Thursday,  1 – 2:30 pm

Strawberry Patches Quilt Shop

6433 Ming Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93309

661-835-1738

And here we are, yesterday at Strawberry Patches in Bakersfield, California.  This store is so cute, so beautiful, even if you never sewed a stitch in your life, you would want to come here, for the colors alone . . . anyone would feel inspired in this charming quilt shop.

It was decked with every kind of bunting, and the Girlfriends were all there, with Parisian Champagne (from Trader Joe’s, so good!).  Joe took so many photos, but he wasn’t the only one!  Cameras galore!

Moms, daughters, sisters, best friends ~ Girlfriends Forever, old friends and new!

The fun and creative tiara-bedecked girls that made this happen, from left to right: Nancy B., Kathie, Jane, me (with little felted Jack, made for me by Suzanne, I am so madly in love with it, I cannot tell you.  I felt guilty taking it because it was too darling, but I had to, HAD to — see it closer in the photo below and you will understand), Suzanne in pink (Strawberry Patches is her store), Kara, and Barbara.  Right this moment, with memories of yesterday swirling in my mind, I’m munching on cookies from my little bag of “Rachel’s Lemon Butter Cookies,” (pg. 139 of A FINE ROMANCE) made by Nancy B (“from Bakersfield,” our blog Girlfriend) … she tied them into little cellophane bags with ribbons and stickers for everyone to take home.  Having them with my tea.  6:30 am perfection.  Yummy!  And that’s how the whole thing was, homemade and filled with heart!

 And this, I mean, really! I am beside myself.  His red ball, his rubber band?  Too much.  Award winning, “Most Adorable Thing.”

I had a wonderful time, THANK YOU Strawberry Patches!

RADIO Program, The Dave Congalton Show, Live and Streaming, KVEC am 920

Friday,  November 8, 4-5 pm Pacific Time.

November 10, 2013   Sunday, 1-3pm

Remnants of the Past Antique Show and Sale

Alex Madonna Expo Center

100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

This is a two-day event, November 9-10, filled with fun.  Read all about it by clicking on the link for Remnants of the Past for more information including directions and places to stay.  Bring your best friend and join the fun!
There’s a contest you’ll want to know about too!

All day on Sunday, Susan will have a booth filled with her things — her brand new Tea Tins and her Lavender Tea (as she mentioned in the book), her new SB Dream Charms, calendars, scrapbooks, lots of wonderful Susan Branch things from her store. Kellee and Sheri will be there too!

Signed copies of A FINE ROMANCE will be available at the show all day Saturday and Sunday, but if you would like your copy to be personalized, Susan will do that for you in person on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 pm.

This event takes place in a barn, with white tents and aisles and aisles of one-of-a-kind treasures for sale on a hill overlooking beautiful San Luis Obispo located on the Central Coast of California, halfway between LA and SF.  This is a “Girlfriend Road Trip” if ever there was one!  A perfect Autumn celebration, there’s a special “Man Cave” for your guy, and wonderful food and people come from everywhere.

November 22, Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30 pm 

BOOKWORKS in Albuquerque

4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Albuquerque, New Mexico

505-344-8139

Directions

Bookworks made us feel so welcome!

We are bundled up, it’s cooooold in Albuquerque. It was a wonderful evening of talking about England and creativity, answering questions, signing and hugging.

November 25, Monday 5:30pm – 7:30 pm

FULL CIRCLE BOOKS in Oklahoma City

50 Penn Place

1900 NW Expressway

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

405/842-2900 or 800/683-READ

Directions

A warm welcome on a very chilly night at Full Circle in Oklahoma City.

And look who was there to meet me . . . Girlfriends from Twitter . . . that’s Janis @cranberrycorner on the left, then me, then Jane @artistswriter, and on the right, is Janie @janiephill who makes the wonderful banner garlands for our web store!

December 7, Saturday 1-3pm 

Titcombs Bookshop on Old Cape Cod

432 Route 61,

East Sandwich, MA 02537

508-888-2331

Directions

Lovely Titcombs ♥ Just a wonderful day.

December 14, 1:30 to 3:30pm on Martha’s Vineyard

Edgartown Books, Christmas in Edgartown

44 Main Street,

Edgartown, MA 02539

508-627-8841

To get to Martha’s Vineyard by ferry: BOAT INFORMATION: You do not need reservations to walk onto the boat, only if you want to bring a car. You can buy a ticket right at the dock. It’s a 45 minute ferry ride from Woods Hole on Cape Cod, to the Island. Cabs meet each boat, there’s a good bus system on the island too. FERRY SCHEDULE.    Driving Directions to Woods Hole.    Hotels on Martha’s Vineyard.


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!

Coming this Fall in the Holiday 2013 issue
Yankee Magazine will be featuring Susan’s “House of Creativity” all decked out for Christmas!
Learn more here!

Get the Inside Scoop, Behind the Scenes with YANKEE MAGAZINE.

 

Where Women Cook: Celebrate!

Based on the Where Women Cook magazine, this unique book profiles 28 extraordinary women (including Susan Branch!) who share their passion for cooking and entertaining. Every meal they make and share is a celebration, and each photo-rich profile offers a peek into their cooking environment, favorite recipes (more than 60 of them), and tips on how to turn every moment festive, whether it’s a holiday party or a family 
dinner.

The women include: Susan Branch (of course!); popular food blogger Molly Wizenberg of Orangette; bestselling author and blogger Angie Dudley of Bakerella; The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond; Farm Chick Serena Thompson, and other popular food personalities.

Events, Magazine Articles, Personal Appearances, Interviews, & Pod Casts

If you’re interested in an interview with Susan or would like her to speak to your group, click HERE.

My favorite thing about signing Baby Love.

SUSAN SPEAKING

ON-LINE

Simple Arts/Quilting Stash Pod Cast with Annie Smith (part 1)

Simple Arts/Quilting Stash Pod

Cast with Annie Smith (part 2)

Pat Sloan’s Creative Connection Pod Cast

Make Mine Pink Interview

Better Way Moms Interview

Not Quite June Cleaver Interview

Country Living Magazine Article

La Vie Claire Magazine Article

La Vie ClaireSusan writes a bi-monthly article for a national (free) newspaper called THE COUNTRY REGISTER …there is one published in every state in America…look for it wherever you see newspapers, often in antique stores too.

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453 Responses to Coming Soon/Events

  1. Kim Lucak says:

    Dear Susan, Will you be returning to Ohio? Missed you when you were in Hudson.

  2. Ellen D says:

    Have you any thoughts of visiting New York…It’s really a sight to see for the holidays!

  3. Loretta says:

    Hi, Susan…so good to hear from you today. And glad you had a safe trip back home. I have to agree with you…..There’s no place like home!!! Sounds like you are already off to a busy day. Oh, Jack looks so relieved that you are home! I’m sure both kitties missed you so much! Take care….have a nice weekend. And thanks for sharing your day! Until later… Loretta/Calif.

  4. Diane says:

    Hi Susan. It’s “Grammie” Diane.

    What a sweet surprise to see my granddaughter, Jacque, in the picture of your visit to Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City. There she is holding her precious Susan Branch books and my cookie jar that you so thoughtfully and beautifully signed.

    Jacque was so determined to meet you, that she insisted on driving in the dark to OKC and back to Tulsa on roads that were probably snowy and icy in places. When her grandpa saw how desperately she wanted to go, and heard me arguing that it was too dangerous for her to go alone, he offered to drive her. She was SO excited to talk to you that she probably didn’t even menton that the next day was her “last day of school ever” as she finished her last day of rotations and had finally earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

    I want to thank you for graciously indulging my husband by saying hello to me via the video camera on his cell phone. They both walked into the house that night beaming like Cheshire cats at the surprise they had to show me. You were so poised and calm and kind in spite of his catching you off guard with such a strange request, but your message means so much to me and I treasure it.

    I also want to thank you for your blog. I know I’m not the only person with a chronic illness who feels as I do about your blog and how it brightens our lives. When someone is ill week after week, month after month, their world often becomes small, boring, isolated and lonely. Although you and I have birthdays mere months apart, I felt incredibly old. It’s so difficult to give up a beloved job [for me it was as a preschool teacher and director that I'd had for over 33 years] and a busy life. But your uplifting, cheery blog with its theme of simple pleasures opens a window to let a happy, refreshing breeze drift across our rooms, and opens a door to a world of many experiences and sights that we otherwise would not have. Your kindness, gentle spirit and down to earth sensibilities help us feel like we really are one of your girlfriends.
    I am happy to say that I’m having more good days, and I have the same hope for all of our other girlfriends who are dealing with health issues.

    I apologize for being so long with this. I was going to write you a personal letter for Jacque to hand deliver, but when I saw the weather I didn’t think she’d make it so I didn’t write it.

    Thank you for letting your light shine,
    Diane

    • sbranch says:

      I have to say Diane, from the way your granddaughter spoke of you, your enthusiasm and your heart, I would never have known you were suffering from a chronic illness. You mean everything to her, in case you didn’t know that, she went on and on and told me how you were her inspiration. So it was really easy to say hello as I already knew I was speaking to a very special person. I thought they were both adorable and the video camera idea was brilliant! Keep having those good days Diane, you have lots of people rooting for you.

  5. Sylvia in Seattle says:

    I’m so glad Jacque made it with her cookie jar :-). Her Grandma spoke so eloquently for so many in her comment. (not too long). Wishing her many many more good days. Thank you Susan for all the fun you send our way. I think it reverberates far out from each of us as well.

  6. Joan Oliver says:

    Susan,

    I’m a big fan of your wonderful “everything”! I have introduced many friends and family to your books, calendars, beautiful tea sets and just “everything”. I saw a teacup with a little strainer, scalloped saucer and a lid with a peppermint on top just not too long ago on your website. NOW IT’S GONE! I haven’t seen it before and it was gone before I could get several of them for gifts. I’m hoping, SO MUCH, that precious pattern will be offered again. I am so very lucky to own your set, A Proper Tea! It has pride of place in my dining room. I ordered several of the Come. Sit. Stay. tins with your special blend of tea as gifts. My very own came today! I really would love to be able to purchase the “new” teacup and hopefully it will be a set. It’s so precious and sweet. I’ve been a teapot collector for quite a few years now. My kitchen is decorated with your “prints” that I framed, calendar and jars along with all my teapots among many other “things”. Thank you for all the beauty you add to our world.

  7. Laurie I says:

    Please come to Charlotte, NC!!

  8. Leslie Buczkowski says:

    Susan
    I have been a fan for several years. Have several of your books with autographs. I can’t wait to read your new book. When are you coming to Niagara Falls NY for a book signing?

  9. Rhonda Williams says:

    Susan – Have been reading your blog/website all afternoon! Snowing and cold here but the things you love are the things I love: jars, vases, quilts, kitties, and Peter Rabbit! Thank you for making my snowy Indiana afternoon delightful!

  10. Penny Cooper says:

    Hi Susan,
    Thank you for your continued inspiration ! I have been a follower since the ninety’s! My Darlene niece &god daughter introduced me to your very sweet & endearing style way back then. I shared your books with old & new friends. I am thrilled your still at this. Love you & the love of home and cooking you bring us all back to. ;)

  11. Sherry Garmon says:

    Do you have plans for a book signing in Georgia this year?If so where and when. I have a Red Hat group that would love to attend. Thanks

    • sbranch says:

      I’d love to meet them! No plans right now . . . we are actually still recovering from three month tour and aren’t so anxious to leave home and kitties right now.

  12. Jayne Bradford Peremsky says:

    Midwesterner by chance…….English girl by heritage…. via the Mayflower and Governor Bradford!
    Loved, loved, loved A Fine Romance – is IOWA on your road trip list for 2014???

    Jayne

    • sbranch says:

      We are related! Isn’t that funny? So far we haven’t planned anything away for 2014 … but I’ll be sure to announce it if we do.

  13. Beth Moss says:

    Susan, are you planning any appearances in Indiana? We have some lovely book stores, antique stores and Culvers restaurants around the Fort Wayne area.
    Would love to hear you speak.

  14. Bev Wiedeman says:

    Will you be coming to Colorado in 2014 or 2015? I’d love to meet you. Love your books, and know in many ways we are kindred spirits.

    Bev Wiedeman

  15. Kristine Damone says:

    I knowi maasking way in advance, but will you be signing books when you come to CT…at Galadys Tabers home? Will you have books with you to purchase or should I purchase them ahead of time? I am already a member of the society ;) Thank you, Kristine

    • sbranch says:

      I’m definitely signing at the event, where exactly I’m not sure, and yes we will have books with us.

      • Kristine Damone says:

        One more question…will you be bringing many titles? I already have your newest booka nd its signed :)would love to add to my collection. Can we bring books that we have already purchased to be signed? Thanks for your time answering my questions. Xo

        • sbranch says:

          They can only give me a couple of hours to sign so if everyone brought them all, I might be in trouble, but I’d love to do some of them! Most of my other books are out of print, so few are left so I doubt if I will be bringing more. Maybe the MOM and Grandma books?

  16. Katherine says:

    Just got A Fine Romance and started it – am loving it – reading slow to make it last! Will you be visiting Memphis, or Nashville soon?

    • sbranch says:

      I’m writing a new book right now, not planning to take any trips, but hopefully someday in the future. Thank you Katherine, I’m so happy you like the book!

  17. Joan Lesmeister says:

    Well, that was fun! Just revisited with all your visits….great pictures my dear! Happy for you (& all who attend) that you’ll be doing the Gladys Taber gala. You’ll need an airing by then, I’m sure! Take good care! xoxo

  18. Jean says:

    I’m hoping that at some time you will come to the Denver area!!!! Please…and thank you!

  19. Michele says:

    Just wanted to say I have been a fan for years! My husband bought me Heart of the Home when we were first married. Still make many of the recipes today, especially the carrot cake which is always a big hit! Love your artwork, passion and inspiration. Looking forward to your novel! Thanks for all your wonderful work!

  20. Carol Ann says:

    Hi, Susan,

    I just learned about your 2013 book, “A Fine Romance,” and rushed out to purchase a copy. England has given me so many treasured memories, so I do enjoy reading the experiences of others. Your (well-used/somewhat stained) cookbooks are in my kitchen, and I do have a cherished letter from you back in 1991, when you lived on Martha’s Vineyard.

    Here’s wishing you well, blowing creative thoughts and designs your way, and hoping you will someday visit the Huntington Beach area so I can finally meet you!! You are an inspiration, and I thank you for your wonderful talents you have shared with so many.

    • sbranch says:

      Nice to talk to you Carol Ann ~ thank you! I still live on Martha’s Vineyard, but I try to get to California as often as I can.

  21. Lynne Moore says:

    Greetings!
    I was looking for your upcoming events and became quite excited when I saw that you were coming to California in November, but looking a little closer, the dates on your blog say 2013, instead of 2014. Was this an oversight or did we miss this wonderful event? I sure hope not, because there are several of us who are hoping to make a girls’ weekend out of this opportunity to meet you! Please let me know, so we can begin making our arrangements as soon as possible!
    Thank you!
    One of your many admirers and supporters

  22. Yes Susan, please update your calendar for 2014 dates as I would hope you would be coming back to California again this FAll. We were up in San Luis Obispo last Fall for your Book signing and so hope you will be returning this year for another visit. Your girlfriends in California are waiting.

    So enjoy all your updates, Blogs and new products Susan.

    Take care and let your girlfriends know the latest on dates!
    Madelyn

    • sbranch says:

      We’re coming out, but maybe just to see my Dad, then my Mom, then Kellee and Sheri … not sure we’ll have time for much more. But I do have a yearning and we’ll definitely “Twitter from the Twain!”

  23. Kim says:

    Williamsburg, VA?? :)

  24. Ann says:

    Hi Susan!
    My husband and I came to San Luis Obispo last Nov for your book signing. I was so much fun! Not only did we get to meet you and Joe, but also 2 girlfriends, Maddi, and Jen, whom we love! We would love to see you and them again in either CA or UTAH if you would come! Any chance of coming to Utah?! We would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for everything!

    Ann McKenna

    • sbranch says:

      We’re going to California on the train in late October (doing two booksignings while I’m out there, Santa Barbara and Cayucos), but the train doesn’t go through Utah. Maybe after my next book comes out. We really learned on our last tour what a big country this is!

  25. WOW! I read nearly everything, and I found them so beautiful and inspiring…
    Congradulations for all what you do!…. Does your recipes book be selling in Québec, Canada?

    • sbranch says:

      Your bookstores can order it through Ingram or Baker & Taylor (the distributors), or you can get them sent from our studio, just look in “shopping” at the top of the blog. Nice to meet you Carmelle!

  26. Will you have a Christmas or Holiday banner or flag for 2014? I would love to have one. I just discovered your site (a friend sent me the information) and I LOVE IT – plan to order things now and then and will follow your blog.

    Thank you for a reply.

    Beverly

    • sbranch says:

      Hi Beverly, welcome to the neighborhood! Yes, Janie is making us Christmas and Holiday banners even as we speak. Should be in web store soon!

  27. Joan Lesmeister says:

    Love all the pics of your book signings! Almost……like being there with you all! Some day….I will be there! Thank you!!!! ♥ Joanie

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