I arrived in Milan yesterday (a full day before my luggage) and will be here until Wednesday morning when we move on to Rome. I spent the first evening with my Italian editor, Elisabetta Migliavada. I had never met her before but had heard wonderful things which were all true. I feel very lucky to be working with her.
I am delighted that Authors Examiner just picked The Map of True Places as their Book of the Week Pick. With over 6 million visitors a month, this site is very influential and I’m very grateful they chose my book. You can read what they had to say about Map here.
Congratulations again to narrator Alyssa Bresnahan. This is the second time this month that The Lace Reader has been selected as one of the best audiobooks of 2008 (Library Journal also picked it about two weeks ago).
I’m back from Italy. What a wonderful week we had. It was a non-stop media blitz interrupted by some of the best food on the planet. The folks at Garzanti (my Italian publisher) were so gracious. I’ll be posting more details from the trip soon.