Coming Soon/Events


CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA:  Sunday, March 11, at 6 pm, Meet Susan and Joe for a book talk and signing at the Barnes and Noble, Westwood Plaza. Come and wish them Bon Voyage on their last evening in America before they cross the wild Atlantic on the MS Queen Victoria.

Here’s a link for a virtual tour of the Queen Victoria. Susan and Joe board the ship on March 9, stopping in Charleston for one night, and arriving in Southampton, England on March 23.

Susan wrote, “When I paint, I test brush & watercolor strength on paper, then cut them up for bookmarks. I’ll bring some for a giveaway to the Charleston book signing on March 11.”


Our next event will be in ENGLAND, in the LAKE DISTRICT. COME ONE, COME ALL.

Remember the BYO Picnic-Basket Party we had in Stourhead in England last September? We’re going to do it again!  Mark your calendars for next spring, May 11, 2018, at noon o’clock. Because, once again, you’re all invited! We’ll be meeting as many of our Girlfriends as possible, whoever can come, from everywhere! And because of serendipity and wild stretches of the imagination, this time we will be spreading our picnic blankets on the lawn across the meadow from Hill Top, in the garden of Castle Cottage, in Far Sawrey, in the Lake District, where Beatrix Potter lived for 30 years with her husband Willie Heelis! I’m not kidding!

We will walk where she walked and be where she was, and sit where she drank her tea, amongst the bluebells and the frolicking lambs. And we want you all to join us. Joe will be there, and all your Fairy Tale Guys are invited too. And if you can’t come in person, then you will just have to join us virtually . . . I’ll take tons of photos, and post the whole thing on my Blog, and take you all along, on the ship, to England, to Ireland, and to the picnic too, tucked into our basket, but only if you promise not to eat all the stuffed eggs.

My girlfriends from the Beatrix Potter Society, American Betsy Bray, and English Mandy Marshall (who actually lives at Castle Cottage, and will be our hostess there) will be leading a luv-lee Lake District Tour next May that will culminate at the Picnic ~ it’s limited space and will be announced next month in Pottering About (the Beatrix Potter Society e-Newsletter), but you, my darlings, are the FIRST to know … leave your name on Betsy’s site for first-come-first-serve and learn more HERE . . .

Also, we’ve had several requests on my Blog to connect Girlfriends who want to come, but would like a kindred-spirit Traveling Partner ~ such a good idea! So, that’s exactly what we’re doing: Here’s how: 1.) Go to my Facebook Page (FOSB) and leave a comment that you are looking for a Traveling Partner for the BYO Picnic-Basket Party at Castle Cottage on May 11, 2018. 2.) Suggest that interested parties private-message you to connect. (Please don’t put your personal contact info on FOSB … your privacy is important.) 3.) Check your messages for contacts ~ and be sure to check your “other” messages, which are messages from people you are not Facebook friends with (yet). 4.) Watch for posts from other FOSB who are looking for a Traveling Companion. Don’t be shy, be brave, take a chance, be ready for adventure, make contact, private message them! Then get busy and make your reservations. Manchester airport is closest to the Lake District, but there are also trains from London. Okay, you are on your own from here! Hope to see you there. Us, from all over the world, converging on Castle Cottage, it’s BeaStock 2018! 

🎵 By the time we get to BeaStock we’ll be half-a-jillion strong . . . 🎶 We are stardust, we are golden and we’ve got to get back to the garden . . . 🎵




Susan Branch Talk & Book Signing @ The Apple Farm

Saturday, March 18th from 2pm to 4pm. Limited tickets available HERE.
Bring your sister, mom, and best friends and join Susan Branch for a Springtime Book Talk and Signing, Q & A, and Meet and Greet! Come say Hello!

The Apple Farm
2015 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401




blue-flowers 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


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

An Unlikely Story
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!


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

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


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

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)
Book talk, Q&A, and Signing. 


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

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


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

Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Rd.  Cincinnati, OH  45208
Tel: 513-396-8960


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


(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
Book talk, Q&A, and Signing. 

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


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.


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

Barnes & Noble Bookstore
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.


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

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


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.


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

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


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

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


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

Rakestraw Books
3 Railroad Ave.  Danville CA  94526
Tel: 925-837-7337


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.


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

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


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

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


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

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

  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:
Talk, Q&A, and Signing.


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

603 North Lamar Blvd.  Austin, TX 78703
Tel: 512-472-5050


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

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


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

FoxTale Book Shoppe
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.


Asheville, NC
Monday  June 27, 2016  at 7pm

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


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

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.) 


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

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


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.


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.



Join the Fun!



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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731 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!

      • Nan H says:

        So wish you would come to my. I am on Long Island and would love to meet you. Following you from the beginning!

      • Nan H says:

        So wish you would come to New York City. I am on Long Island and would love to meet you. Following you from the beginning!

    • 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!

  54. donna smith says:

    Hello Susan Branch!

    My golden friend, Sharon, and I have been following you forever. We looking forward to making a girlfriend road trip to Bookends, Ridgewood, NJ to join your book signing…. all we need is the date and we’ll be there.

    • sbranch says:

      I’ll be sure to let you know when (and if) we have a date …. please, if you can, mention to them on their Facebook page that you’d like us to be there. Thank you!

  55. Teri Cardot says:

    People in San Diego love you and your books! We have the oldest family-owned bookstore in the country, named Warwick’s. They host book signings all the time and I think they would love to have you. They are in the very cute, oceanfront neighborhood of La Jolla. I’m sure you would enjoy your visit here, and my daughter and granddaughter and I would be so excited to finally meet you after reading the blog for four years. We hope to see you at Warwick’s sometime soon. Hugs from a California girlfriend!

  56. I love your bookmarks , your website, everything. I live in greenback, tn. I was wandering if you come to Knoxville or sevier county which has the great Smokey Mtns. I love your books online do you come in our area any?events I mean and book signing?curious. I do scrapbooking and enjoy your blog.

    • sbranch says:

      Yes I think we will be there on this next trip. Watch the events section at the top of my blog, when we have dates, we’ll put them there.

      • Barbara Stanley says:

        As Anne with an e said, “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” I’m so glad that I found a kindred spirit in you years ago, and my feeling of connection has only grown stronger with your newest books. We live in the NC Blue Ridge mountains, and am hoping that you will some day come for a visit to our beautiful area. Come to the South, my friend!

        • sbranch says:

          We’re working on it. I think we have something in Atlanta, but its hard to know just where to come, any ideas?

          • Barbara Stanley says:

            I DO hope you can come South! I’m afraid that I’m not familiar with the bookstores in Atlanta or any other southern cities, but if you’d come to beautiful Asheville, NC I think that Malaprop’s Bookstore would be a perfect venue. Other cities that would be great would be Charlotte, NC, Knoxville, TN, Columbia, SC, Greenville, SC, or Charleston, SC. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

          • sbranch says:

            We’re working on something at Parnassus Books in Nashville, and then perhaps over to Charlotte or Asheville . . . Depends on what they say . . . but we’re trying. Malaprop’s sounds great!

  57. cathy corell says:

    Ate u coming back to San luis obispo this year.

  58. Julie says:

    So excited that you will be at Rakestraw in Danville for a book signing, it is only 10 minutes from where I live. Long ago I wrote the wonderful owner about one of your book tours. This is fabulous! You must go into the cozy little restaurant across the street for breakfast, their oatmeal is to die for. The downtown is charming, you’ll enjoy it. I got up at 4am one morning this week. I couldn’t sleep so I decided to get up and do some writing. I immediately thought of you since are up and working most every day at this time. It was so quiet and peaceful, I can really understand why it works for you. The hours flew by, it was such a treat.

    • sbranch says:

      The best that I do is done very early in the morning. All the dream sleep pools, and I sluff into the studio in my slippers with my tea and there it is. At least for a while.

  59. Eileen Nieli says:

    When we were in Meridith NH, we spoke to Joe about a book signing in Rehoboth Beach, DE at the Browse About Books Store. They are definitely interested in you coming for a signing. I have all the information about the person that would like to schedule you, and they would like to know how to order your books. Please respond to me in our email, and I can forward their response and contact information. Thanks.

    • sbranch says:

      I don’t think we are going to make it out that far this time Eileen. Thank you so much for your encouragement and help. This is a big country! Books can be ordered through all the regular distributors like Baker and Taylor and Ingram. xoxo

  60. Bonnie Porro says:

    Just finished “Fairy Tale Girl” and really enjoyed it. I kept wishing it wouldn’t end so soon and almost decided to read only a few pages a day to make it last longer but just couldn’t wait to see what happened next. So, I ended up finishing it in about 6 hours. It brought back so many memories of the 50’s and 60’s for me, so many forgotten times. I am eagerly (but definitely not patiently) waiting for the new book.

    It would be great if you would do a book signing in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area some time. Texas is a fascinating state and a wonderful time to visit is in the Spring when the bluebonnets are in bloom (truth be told any time is a good time to visit Texas)

    During the years when you first went to New England, I also lived there. First in the Boston area for nursing school and later in the Berkshire towns of Lenox and Stockbridge where I worked for Norman Rockwell. I have been to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket a number of times and have always enjoyed going to Cape Cod for vacations.

    Just wanted to say I have enjoyed your books from the very first “Heart of the Home” and hope to see you in Texas sometime.

    • sbranch says:

      I made the next book longer, so maybe it’ll be easier this time! We are trying for Book People in Austin Texas right now, hopefully they will have room in their schedule for us! We almost met . . . kind of anyway … I had this idea of walking up Norman Rockwell’s driveway at one time, just to say hello . . . but of course I didn’t have the nerve to do it. I suppose he had that all the time. But he was a hero, I loved the heart that showed in his photography and paintings.

  61. Pat K says:

    So love your beautiful watercolors. I have been a fan of yours for many years and
    I remember receiving my first book from my sister-in-law as a wonderful birthday gift. We love going to the cape but have never been to Martha’s vineyard! Maybe this year! When and where will you be in Ridgewood, NJ?

  62. Sallie Flesher says:

    I literally just finished reading A Fine Romance about 20 minutes ago. I so enjoyed it, and reading about all the great, historical places you and Joe visited. I have to tell you, I first discovered you when I found an adorable little book you had written called Love, in the gift shop at a favorite restaurant in Bishop, CA. The copyright date in the book is 1994, so I’m thinking that’s when I bought it and discovered the wonderful world of Susan Branch! I’ve been buying calendars, stickers, and books of yours ever since.

    Last summer, I read The Fairy Tale Girl and LOVED. LOVED. LOVED it. I could so relate to that time and that music, as I grew up during that era also. I am 2 years older than you and also lived in the San Fernando Valley at that time. I love the Beatles and couldn’t believe how you snuck around and got to meet them!!! Lucky you!

    After reading Fairy Tale Girl, I had to buy A Fine Romance. AND, I have also pre-ordered two of your Martha’s Vineyard books – one for me and one for my girlfriend, who will be accompanying me to Boston next September. We are going with a group and will get to tour Martha’s Vineyard, among other areas. A dream come true.

    I love your art and your wonderful outlook on life. Thank you for all you create.

    • sbranch says:

      Thank you for the kind words Sallie! So nice to hear from you! Your trip sounds wonderful. You will love it. So much history! Thank you again! xoxo

  63. Susan says:

    I would like to lodge a complaint with the management! The southern Girlfriends are being left out of your tour schedule. No Memphis or Little Rock? May I recommend That Little Bookstore in Blytheville, AR (a fave of John Grisham) or Wordsworth Books in Little Rock?

    Please reconsider adding a few southern stops for your Girlfriends down here! Vanna could draw the names out of a flower-trimmed bonnet while sipping a mint julep. We love you!


    • sbranch says:

      Oh yes, we’re working on it, they just haven’t been confirmed yet. Today we’re trying for Parnassus Books in Memphis, Tennessee. I think we have something in Mississippi, and we have an idea for N. Carolina too. Wish us luck on Parnassus! I haven’t been there before, which is always a bit of a problem, but we will do our best!

  64. Cathy from Golden Co says:

    You’re coming to Denver! I’m thrilled – feeling so blessed. Another hyacinth for my soul! I’ll see you at The Tattered Cover!

  65. Darly Dulion says:

    I saw mention of a possible book signing/visit to North Carolina. I hope you will plan an event in Asheville, NC.

    Warm Regards,

    Darly Dulion

    • sbranch says:

      That’s where we’re trying to go!

      • Barbara Stanley says:

        Yay! I did send a FB message to Malaprop’s a couple of days ago with your website “schedule an event” link, but haven’t had a reply yet. I thought it couldn’t hurt for them to hear from a customer asking for your visit.

        • sbranch says:

          It’s the thing that makes it all happen, so I can’t thank you enough Barbara!

          • Barbara Stanley says:

            I just looked at their website at the “Present an Event” section and see that they have a system for publishers/authors to submit proposals. Their shop must be in high demand!

            I wasn’t sure if you had already seen that section but it looks like the place to start. I’ll get my friends to chime in with requests for your event if you’ll let me know when is the right time.

          • sbranch says:

            I think Joe will call them in the next couple of days. Thank you Barbara!

  66. Barbara Stanley says:

    I had a response from Lauren Harr at Malaprops to my FB message saying they were hoping to work something out for an event. Great to hear!

  67. Shannon (Pennsylvania) says:

    Yippee!!! I just ordered tickets for New Hope in May! Hubby is coming with me❤️ We’ll see you then! For now, we’re hunkering down and waiting for lots of snow….and to tell the truth, I’m kinda looking forward to that, too!

  68. Barb from Ohio says:

    I’m glad to see you’ll be coming back to Hudson, Ohio in May. Can’t wait to see you there!

  69. Kathie Ferko says:

    Dear Susan,
    I was so excited when I saw on you blog that you would be having a tea and book signing so close to me..well the closest I have seen so far. Ordered my tickets already for your New Hope, Pa signing…for myself and my best friend…counting the days.

    Kathie from Limerick , Pa

  70. Julie Bechtel (Florida) says:

    Hello Susan
    You really do bring sunshine & delight into so many lives!
    Thank you!
    Please see if you can come to SFL sometime
    We have a marvelous independent bookstore here called Books & Books
    They & we would love to have you!
    Thank you again for all you are & do 🙂

  71. Barbara Stanley says:

    I was thrilled to see Malaprop’s in Asheville on your list of book signings! I’m waiting with bated breath to see when you will be here. Thanks so much for coming to our area. I and my galfriends look forward to seeing you there!

    • sbranch says:

      I think we will be there!

      • Skye says:

        Crossing my fingers that Malaprop’s works out! I was just in Asheville reading “The Fairy Tale Girl” while visiting a gentleman friend, and I’d love to visit him again during the summer with “Martha’s Vineyard” in tow to meet you! He already promised if you were there and I couldn’t make it up, he’d go to meet you anyway for me. Swoon!

        • sbranch says:

          I think Malaprop’s is a done deal! I think we are just waiting for details … not sure, but I’m pretty sure we will be there!

  72. Leigh Nodar says:

    Susan, I LOVE your Downton reviews! Sooo entertaining!
    Do you think you’ll come any closer to Baltimore than New Hope, PA?

  73. Cheryl says:

    I don’t think they ever definitively said that Greggson was dead. I think he will come back.And lets all remember how heinous Barrow was in the first few seasons! Nobody was feeling sorry for him then. Mrs. Patmore will marry Daisy’s Father-in-law and I think Mary and Tom will continue to run things as they are now. He is too easy going and kind for her.Daisy will continue her education and move to London and her mentor will take the job as teacher at the school leaving room for Barrow to stay.I laughed joyously at Mr. Carson in the kitchen.I LOVE that show! there will never be anything else quite like it

  74. Gert~Iowa says:

    Boy, how I wish I could make it across the state to meet you and Joe. That would be like a dream come true.:) But, I have no doubt the day will come and we will all meet, along with my Tom and you’ll see how wonderful he was!! teardrop….


  75. Dora says:

    Looking forward to seeing you Susan in Prescott, AZ. Already purchased tickets for my daughter and myself.

  76. Judy Doyle says:

    Yay!! Two friends and I have tickets for the New Hope event on May 3 !! Don’t want to wish my life away…but I can’t wait… (I also use many exclamation points – not sure why – maybe because I “think” what I say is important) HA!! It will be such a pleasure to meet you – and eat of course!

  77. Elyse H. says:

    I’m wondering if my dear husband will be terribly out of place if he joins me at one of your signings… 🙂

  78. tammy j. stewart says:

    Susan, I wanted to thank you for being such an inspiration. I am a self taught artist as well and can only pray for similar happiness & success. Thank you for telling & illustrating such a wonderful book. I truly loved A Fine Romance and look forward to my own trip someday.

    • sbranch says:

      My new book has so much about my development as an artist, I hope other artists, like you, will relate! Thank you so much Tammy!

  79. Ann McKenna says:

    I am sooooooooo excited that you are coming to Salt Lake City in May! My husband and I went to SLO, CA in 2013 to meet you which was grand, but to have you come so close to me will be absolutely fantastic! We will definitely be at “The King’s English” to hear you speak and to have you sign your enchanting books that I have bought over the years. Looking forward to Tuesday, May 24th with eager anticipation!!! Thanks for scheduling a stop so near my home! Thanks so much for your inspiration!!!


    • sbranch says:

      I’m glad we could do it Ann! The last time we were scheduled to go there, we ran out of books and had to cancel. That won’t happen this time! (with crossed fingers, I’m 99% sure!)

  80. e doyle says:

    This isn’t a comment…just wondering if the backdrop (little blue flowers) on the site is available in wallpaper or textiles. Thanks.

  81. Kelly says:

    What happened to the Portland Oregon signing? It was the closest to me.

  82. Marilyn Young says:

    Good Grief, I can’t wait to get my tickets and my new book when I go to Morro Bay in May! Can’t wait to see you again and say hello (although I won’t be singing it like Adele), but will be shouting it from the top of my heard (silently). So there, see you in May! Just printed out my name tag and one extra for whoever is lucky enough to get to come with me and drive my new car over to the Coast!!!!!

  83. lynda frappier says:

    please please come to toronto canada.
    we love you here!
    thank you

  84. Anne Marie of the countryside of New Richmond , Ohio says:

    Oh how I wish I had your energy! Your home will be fresh and clean and shining for you after your grueling trip.
    Your trip includes Joseph Beth Bookstore in Cincinnati, so I’m so excited…that is just up river from me! I canceled a trip so I would be in town for the signing. I have my girlfriend badge and everything! However, I ordered your book from you so they won’t give me a line ticket for the signing! I’m so bummed. I have to buy from them to get to meet you, so I guess I’ll have to buy more books for friends and family. Would you like me to bring you some hot tea to get you through the signing? I could bring a thermos and a tea cup. Looking forward to meeting you! You are an inspiration for me!

  85. Nancy Brown says:

    Dear Susan,
    Your books and drawings are my favorites. When you released A Fine Romance it was all I wanted for Christmas, which my husband so kindly surprised me with, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading over Christmas vacation. You made me so curious to try Pear Cider that I immediately had to find some. I am hooked! It really is refreshing and quenches the thirst. (Delicious too.) I’m so glad that you’ll be in Plainville this
    month, and hope I’m not too late to sign up. Looking forward to seeing you and securing Isle of Dreams. Martha’s Vineyard is one of my favorite places. Thank you for sharing your life and love with all is girlfriends.

  86. kathleen Roberts says:

    I just had to tell you that your latest book is your greatest book!I was so thrilled to come home Friday and see my daughter in the driveway waving the book in excitement.
    I could not wait to crawl beneath the covers and hunker down and read each night. I kept trying to slow down so that it wouldn’t end. sunday afternoon I finished it and actually cried! It was like saying goodbye and I didn’t want to.
    Your cottage in the woods was so precious and everything about that time, your neighbors and the kitties.
    Now I am going to start all over again with the fairytale girl and re-live it all in order.LOVE YOU!

    • sbranch says:

      THANK YOU Kathleen!!! That was so nice ~ I can picture your daughter in the driveway! So sweet, I can’t tell you how touched I am. XOXOXO

  87. fran elliott says:

    love. love, love you newest book…..arrived yesterday and I will finish it tonite..thanks for sharing all life has offered you.

  88. Sharleen Parker says:

    I was looking through some boxes yesterday and found my little box of your stickers. So many great memories, and some that made me tear up. My best friend from grade school and also high school passed away on April 1. I haven’t seen her much in the last few years but we had so many memories and great times together growing up. Your drawings of young girls remind me so much of us, especially the girl with red hair on the bicycle! I always have warm fuzzies when I look at your lovely art! Thank you for bringing back those days of carefree youth! And by the way, we adored the Beatles, too! Now a request or actually 2. Please find a way to republish some of those beautiful stickers you have had in past years! And please come to Seattle! Hugs and blessings, lovely lady!

  89. Cathy Prentice says:

    How does one tell you which book is the best? My new books arrived on Thursday and I finished it on Friday… I have to decide when I will gift the other books and how I will make it special enough to match the book. I was thrilled to see that your actual journals were not as neat and tidy as the books are. I always thought they were that fabulous and you let us see that was not so. Made me feel a lot better!! You are one in a gadzillion! Boy, how did Cliff ever let you go? Talk about crazy! I am happy you found Joe who treats you lovingly and guards your heart…..

    Now I think I will go back for another “fun” read! Thanks!

  90. Chris Fendler says:

    I just had a great visit with you as I read Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams and had a hard time putting your book down. It brought back memories of your other books and also the Vineyard itself. I was born in Tisbury almost 90 years ago, left as a small child, and visited only once at age 13 and would like to make a return visit to see the sights as I remember them and the ones you wrote of.
    Thank you for all your cookbooks and novels. No one else has brought the Vineyard so beautifully to life.

  91. Audrey Waite says:

    Wish I could be two people at once because I have to miss your book signing in Prescott, AZ. I have girlfriends that are planning a weekend in the White Mountains which is a long way from Prescott, otherwise I would be at the book store standing in line to get my book signed….boo hoo! I wish you lots of success and would give your antique quilt a good home. I have been collecting antique quilts since 1978 so have some nice ones, but one that has been touched by you would be a special addition to my collection for sure. Hugs.

  92. Cindy Henkelmann says:

    Oh, The Learned Owl in Hudson, Ohio!! Wish so desperately that our “Jelly” was still a student at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson. Our family loved to visit The Learned Owl when we went to visit Jelly. She has graduated and is now in college, but if she were still in Hudson, you can be sure I would be at your book signing!

  93. Sally Price says:

    You have been an influence in my life since the 1990’s when my best friend since 4th grade (we are 71 years young now) introduced me to your website. Since then I have bought all of your wonderful fabric (still have a bin full left of the fabric to make special projects with). I made my girl friend a quilt, we each made a bed quilt together and a table cloth, which we both cherish. We have all of your pajama’s, which I still wear summer and winter. I bought many items on your website. The most special project I made was a scrapbook of our friendship since we met in the 4th grade. Every page is filled with your stickers. I also included a page and a picture of you and I when we met at a book signing of Girlfriends Forever at Michaels in Burnsville, MN in 2000. It was a special day for me meeting you. I have all of your books (except Isle of Dreams) which I will be ordering a signed copy of, and have given numerous cookbooks as gifts to friends. I am so happy to find more of your fabric designs and anxious to get an order placed. When I see my girlfriend (who lives about 2 hours from me) I am going to take a picture of the scrapbook to send to you. You will definitely enjoy our friendship and the beautiful pages with all of your stickers. You have been an great influence in our lives and we feel as if we know you personally and are one of our special friends since the day we “met” on the internet. Thank you so much for all the wonderful moments in our lives that we have shared with you. I have never blogged before, but intend to start to go on your travels with you. I loved your book, “A Fine Romance” and felt as though I was touring England with you. I want to take the same trip, but that is impossible, so will live the trip through reading your book many times.

    Love, Sally

  94. Sally Price says:

    You have been an influence in my life since the 1990’s when my best friend since 4th grade (we are 71 years young now) introduced me to your website. I have bought all of your wonderful fabric (still have a bin full left of the fabric to make special projects with). I made my girl friend a quilt, we each made a bed quilt together and a table cloth, which we both cherish. We have all of your pajama’s, which I still wear summer and winter. The most special project I made is scrapbook of our friendship since we met in the 4th grade. Every page is filled with your stickers. I also included a page and a picture of you and I when we met at a book signing of Girlfriends Forever at Michaels in Burnsville, MN in 2000. It was a special day for me meeting you. I am going to take a picture of the scrapbook to send to you. You will definitely enjoy our friendship and the beautiful pages with all of your stickers. You have been a great influence in our lives and are one of our special friends since the day we “met” on the internet. Thank you so much for all the wonderful moments in our lives that we have shared with you. Love, Sally

    • sbranch says:

      You are so sweet to tell me Sally . . . I felt your presence even in the days of “silent” computer . . . Hello to your 4th grade best friend! Love to you both xoxo

  95. Cherie Rein says:

    You skipped Florida! I’m disappointed. There are displaced residents here from MA, R.I., ME, NY, CT…..etc…… You’re making it to GA, TN and NC…Great!!

  96. Mrs, Mary Elizabeth Lawrence aka MiMi says:

    I just wish you were signing in Virginia. I live close to Williamsburg, and have a great Barnes and Nobles,but I know you are only one person.I look so forward to reading your adventures. Thank you for being you.

  97. Sheila Peck says:

    I feel like I’ve been under a rock. I love your website, newsletter and more than anything, all the gardens, flowers, quilts, recipes, etc. I have about a dozen of my grandmothers quilts – all hand sewn by her – that I treasure. I can remember playing while she quilted. She would give me scraps to play with and I had such fun dressing up my dolls. I can not wait to read your books. Reading is very relaxing to me and is a great escape for me. Can’t wait to get started. Keep up the good work !

  98. I sure wish you were coming a little further south to Jacksonville FL! Maybe one day…

  99. Pam says:

    Just got home from AQS Ouilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky. Gives me time to catch up before you come to Missouri .YAY,,,I’ll be there!!!!

  100. Joni says:

    Hi, I am thrilled that you will be visiting one of our lovely towns in the Tri Valley, Danville CA. Since you are admirer of all things that bring inspiration grown outdoors, please consider visiting my team and I at Alden Lane Nursery and Garden in Livermore CA, just a short drive from your stop in Danville. We’d be glad to have you!

    • sbranch says:

      Well, aren’t you sweet. You know I would love that! I’ll try, but I have a great amalgamation of “family” members meeting me in Danville, from BFF, to high school girlfriends, and my niece! Might have to hang with them! xoxo Next time!

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