Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Heart of Dixie Readers Luncheon

By Debby Giusti
The 14th Annual Heart of Dixie Readers Luncheon will be held on SAT, April 30th, in Huntsville, Alabama.  Love Inspired authors Missy Tippens, Debbie Kaufman and I are driving there on Friday and will stay downtown at the beautiful and plush Embassy Suites that adjoins the Von Braun Convention Center.  Dinner that night with the HOD chapter--all great folks who are so warm and welcoming.  It's always fun to see the gals from the Writing Playground as well as Kathy Bone, who does an outstanding job coordinating the luncheon.  So many other friends I've made over the last few years will be there.  Can't wait to catch up on what's been happening in their lives.

I shopped today for my author basket--a Nautilus tote with a military theme to celebrate the May release of THE OFFICER'S SECRET, the first book in my new Military Investigations Series.  The bag contains a beach towel, journal, photo album, cute Fourth of July keepsake box and patriotic centerpiece, dishtowels, a red, white and blue tablecloth and other goodies and books.  I'll be giving THE OFFICER'S SECRET to everyone who sits at my table as well as some other gifts, including chocolate, of course! 

This year, a familiar face and beloved author will be missing.  Beverly Barton, who helped start the chapter, passed away last week.  She was a lovely lady who exuded Southern charm and hospitality.  Although physically gone from our midst, I know her spirit will be with us throughout the day.

If you're near Huntsville, make your reservation for the readers luncheon.  Hope to see you there!

Wishing you abundant blessings!

Debby Giusti

THE OFFICER’S SECRET is available in regular paperback format as well as large print and e-book. Pre-order now. Contact Omega Book Center, 770-487-3977, to order THE OFFICER'S SECRET.  Sales will benefit Bridget O'Connell, an adorable 9-year-old, who needs a kidney transplant.

by Debby Giusti

In the middle of the night, Maggie Bennett finds her army officer
sister dead in her military housing. She’s devastated by the loss of
the estranged sibling with whom she was trying to reconnect. But as
U.S. Army criminal investigations agent Nate Patterson begins asking
questions about the officer’s suspicious death, Maggie can’t tell the
handsome man everything she knows. Except that her sister was
definitely murdered—for a secret Maggie can’t share. Then she walks
into the killer’s trap and has to trust Nate with the truth…and
her heart.


Sheri said...

The Officer's Secret looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Debby Giusti said...

Thanks, Sheri!

Glad you stopped by today.

BTW, sorry the blurb for my book "published" in a strange way on blogger. Not sure how or why it happened.

Can I blame it on the storms?

Stay safe, everyone!

Debby Giusti said...

Praying for the people in Alabama after the terrible storms last night. The HOD Readers Luncheon had to be cancelled. Huntsville won't have power for 5-7 days. Please keep everyone in your prayers.