Coming Soon/Events


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


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



The Fairy Tale Girl Book Signing
October 3, 201511am-1pm
Innisfree Bookshop 




The Fairy Tale Girl Book Signing
October 8, 201511am-noon
New England Independent Booksellers Association
Fall Conference
Baker & Taylor Booth  

Providence, RI
(Visit the NEIBA website for more information.)



The Fairy Tale Girl
 Book Signing

October 17, 20151pm-3pm
Titcomb’s Bookshop on Cape Cod
East Sandwich, MA 


The Fairy Tale Girl Book Signing
November 28, 2015,  2pm-4pm
Bunch Of Grapes Bookstore on Martha’s Vineyard
Vineyard Haven, MA 


Beatrix Potter Birthday Party & Reading
July 28, 2016
Beatrix Potter was born 150 years ago on July 28 and 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 A Fine Romance, the part where she went to Hilltop, Beatrix’s farm in the Lake District (she says she hopes she won’t cry!). And you’re invited! Make reservations after May 1, 2016 on the library website at



More to come…. please check back!








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





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




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



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




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



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




West Falmouth Library
Susan Branch Talk and Book signing
West Falmouth Library on Cape Cod
Monday, July 14, 2014
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!
me, verklempt, in front of Stillmeadow
Here I am,teary-eyed and realizing a dream, in front of Gladys Taber’s beloved home, Stillmeadow.
And inside, next to the beautiful old fireplace she wrote so much about.
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!)


For more A FINE ROMANCE past events, click HERE.


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496 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!

    • sbranch says:

      We want to, boy we want to, but we’re Home for the Holidays! Maybe in the winter, because we LOVE New York!

    • Karen Yates says:

      Could/would you ever consider coming to Cape May, New Jersey area on your Spring 2016 “jig jaggy” car trip book tour? From your visit to Ridgewood, New Jersey, it would be an easy route to Washington, D.C. A hop on the Cape May/Lewes Ferry, through the beautiful city of Annapolis, you would be in D.C. in a wink. There may even be an appropriate bookstore for you in the charming town of Lewes, Delaware.
      I believe you and Cape May would be a perfect fit.

  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,

    • 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:


    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:

    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???


    • 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:

    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!

    • 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.


    • 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

  28. Joann says:

    Love seeing all the photographs from all of the events so far…. Still waiting for you in Colorado….xoxo Merry Christmas and I’m so happy you are home for the holidays!!

  29. Cathy Corell says:

    I was so happy when I opened up my christmas gift from my mom. She had gotten me a book from you. I have all your books except this one. I was on a trip out of the country when my mom found you were coming to Cayucos. The city in which I live. She waitrf in line to get my book sign. Thank you for bringing me such joy this Christmas season. blessings

  30. kath says:

    I just love your calendar, sending to a friend in Australia. I saw a recipe & went to your website to see if I could find it. No luck finding the pineapple spareribs – even under home cooking tab.

    I like the calendars with a pocket, so if you could incorporate that into your beautiful calendar, it would be perfect!!

    Happy 2015.

    • sbranch says:

      You can find the spare ribs on page 101 of Vineyard Seasons, if you have it. I’m not in charge of the design of the calendar, unfortunately, I’m only in charge of the art that goes on and in it. I will tell them about the idea of a pocket, but I’m pretty sure they will tell me it’s expensive to do . . . it always seems to be about the money!

  31. Beth Barnat says:

    I see that you were in Goshen, Indiana. Will you be back in Northern Indiana in 2015? I would love to meet you! Thank you, Beth Barnat

  32. Cheryl kennedy says:

    Please enter my name in your latest contest. Thanks.

  33. GEORGIA CREWS says:


  34. Marilyn Zimmer says:

    Please enter my name in your drawing!
    I so admire your work!
    Thank you!

  35. Jan Ferry says:

    I am a brand new reader-Just found you this morning while surfing the net & watching the snow fall (live from the North Shore 😉 )…I am a new fan, love your work and cannot wait to pick up a book. Thank You!!!! What a great way to spend today-reading your blog and staying cozy. Kindly add my name in your drawing.

  36. Dick Melvin says:

    I just finished reading “A Fine Romance” after my wife bought and read the book three times. I sort of put it off, thinking…how can a guy read a flowery book like that? Mary (my sweetie) kept insisting that I should read it. I couldn’t put it down. Great work. In an earlier life, I was a tour guide/bus driver throughout Alaska and into Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. I did that enough to know that I can’t stand taking a tour, myself. Mary and I have always wanted to visit Britain, since there is a bunch of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh in both of us and now that we’ve read your book, we know how we’ll want to see it. Thanks for one great piece of writing. We also liked the watercolor artwork.

    • sbranch says:

      Well, You are a doll Dick, thank you so much for taking the time to tell me! I hope you and Mary get off on a jaunt through the beautiful English Countryside very soon. Your family history will make it even better. If you thought that book looked flowery, wait until you hear the title of my next one. You’ll have to hide in the bathroom to read it! :-)

      • Dick Melvin says:

        WOW! I thought I got up early. You’re up early enough to wake up roosters before they crow. Thanks for the nice comments. Not to worry. Some of my best reading is in the room you recommend hiding in to read your next book.

  37. Myrna Mangione says:

    Thank you for all the time you spend painting pictures of happiness.

  38. Jen says:

    Will you be touring again when your new book comes out?

    • sbranch says:

      Yes, but I’m almost thinking about doing the tour after the second one comes out next spring, that way we will know whether we got our happily ever after or not . . . and I can cry, and/or, celebrate with everyone. We can say eeeeeek together.

  39. Anna Terry says:

    Thank you so much. I can spend an entire day with you, enjoying what you write about, your lovely art work, and pictures. I can feel as if I’m there in places I’ve been and miss. Hear things like Polka Dots and Moonbeams and Eartha Kitt. Enjoyed her story too. You mention people and things I’ve always loved. Gladys Taber is one of the authors I could get lost with. And cats, we have three, two of which are tuxedo’s. The latest is still a very young cat has a funny mustache and all the things you write about Jack we see every day with her. She too wants to play but the oldest cat hisses and growls and runs and hides. Looking forward to your newest book.

  40. Anna Terry says:

    Thank you so much. I can spend the entire day with you. Your writing, art work and pictures take me to places I’ve been to and miss. I feel I’m there when I’m reading. I can again hear Eartha Kitt and enjoy her story. And back agin to dance to Polka Dots and Moonbeams. You mention books I’ve loved. Gladys Taber was one I spent many an hour with. I too have two Tuxedo cats and a Tabby. One of the Tuxedo’s, Kitty Katt, is the youngest. Still much under a year old. The oldest, Meow, hisses, growls and runs for cover. She’s having no part of playing games. The other Tuxedo, Twiggy, has begun to tolerate her most of the time. I can’t wait for the new Books.

  41. Nancy Newcomb says:

    I have been checking the event section of your website to find out if, when and where you will be touring in 2015- 2016. Will you be touring next year? Would enjoy meeting you and have several books of yours.
    Thank you,
    Nancy Newcomb
    Retsof, NY

    • sbranch says:

      We haven’t really made many plans yet . . . one event on the Cape I think is all right now. When we do, we’ll post it there in the event section. Hope to see you somewhere soon Nancy!

  42. Heidi Finlayson says:

    Hi Susan, We are in the process of booking your friend, Elizabeth’s, house for a week next Fall. We have the lease all ready to sign, but we are re-thinking the dates. In your opinion, what would be the perfect Fall week on the Island? We currently are coming in the last week of September, but maybe we should push it into October? Thanks for your help. We can’t WAIT to stay in that beautiful home and explore Martha’s Vineyard. -Heidi

    • sbranch says:

      I think you’ve chosen perfectly. Unless you want more color, and then maybe around Oct. 10. But it will also be slightly colder. But not freezing. If you want to see a truly insane amazing Halloween, you would be in the perfect place for it. Our neighborhood loses its mind at Halloween! But it’s cold then! Very cozy.

  43. darlene buchanan says:

    Love your art…

  44. Joann says:

    Oh Susan… know how I long for a Colorado visit—we are going to do a Fall leaf-peeping tour this Fall–I keep watching your events listings to see if there is anything close (and timely), but any thoughts on a Colorado visit??

    Happy travels…. Happy Fall!!

    Love and Hugs,

  45. Sherri Blake says:

    Hi Susan, Love, love, love your books. I’m planning on buying one for my birthday (Halloween) this year. Also, love your blog and sense of humor!

  46. Ann McKenna says:

    Hi again!
    In your Sept. 27th blog, you had a picture of Linda and Kathy having a tea party outside. I was excited to see on their table a tablecloth exactly like mine! It shows to me that we girlfriends have much in common!
    Ann McKenna

  47. Ann McKenna says:

    I am wondering if you still have a photo of the “line” of girlfriends waiting for you to sign “A Fine Romance” in San Luis Obispo on Nov. 10th 2013? You posted it your blog afterward. Would that blog still be posted somewhere?
    Thanks again,
    Ann McKenna

  48. linda adornetto says:

    I so hope you come to N.Carolina on your travels and signings, Raleigh or Ashville or somewhere near Greensboro,how wonderful that would be. love your books and e mails.

  49. Helen O'Donoghue says:

    While you are in Atlanta on your newest book tour, please come to St. Simons Island, GA. There is a great bookstore, GJFord and also a group called The Literary Guild (you can reach them online) that hosts coffee with the author where the author talks about their book and signs copies. I would love to see you. I went to a book signing of yours a loooooong time ago in Hyannis. I believe it was for your very first cookbook. I got there early and you came over and hugged me and said “Oh, good, someone actually came”. Have loved you ever since and have all of your books and will order the latest one. Hope to see you!

  50. Janell Parque says:

    As I’m sure you know, adult coloring books are all the rage right now (and my new favorite pastime). Have you considered making one? It would be lovely, I’m sure!

  51. Sheila Masson says:

    Hi Susan: I’ve read “A fine Romance” twice and with winter just around the corner, I’m going to make a cup of tea, get under my quilt and start reading it again. I love it ! After visiting Ireland recently, your pictures look of the countryside look very similar…thank you !

  52. GEORGIA CREWS says:

    The baking show you mentioned is on our PBS station here in Clayton,NC I love that show too! Happy Thanksgiving Georgia

  53. Sally McFarlen says:

    Hi Susan!
    Thanks for the new Willard! I love all of your books, but “A Fine Romance” is my favorite (probably because I am an anglophile).
    I hope to meet you at your book signing in Kansas!

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