I’m sorry to have been away so long. After having had a very busy year last year with two new books out, Forever in Blue and The Last Summer (of You & Me), I took a long break from all professional enterprises other than simply writing. I think it’s hard to promote your writing while actually trying to write. It’s hard for me, anyway. Some people are capable of looking outward and inward in a kind of seamless way, but I’ve never been good at that. So I have been doing some writing (I’ll have more on that soon) as well as hanging around with my kids and my husband, learning the piano (badly, but with enormous effort), running, traveling, seeing friends, and reading. More recently I’ve been following politics somewhat obsessively. (I’m from Washington, D.C., that’s partly my excuse.) And, more relevantly, I’m gearing up for the paperback publication of The Last Summer on May 6 and the sequel to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie on August 8. There’s a lovely new paperback cover for Last Summer which I’ll post on this site as soon as I figure out how. And there’s a new movie poster to show you too. In other news, the paperback of Forever in Blue just came out this month. Now you can get the whole four-book set in a box. (I do love boxed sets-ever since I got my Little House on the Prairie collection.) So that’s the quick update. I’ll have more for you soon. Thanks for visiting this site.