Yesterday I walked into the post office to mail a package to my sister.Â I love our post office here.Â Everybody always seems to be friendly, happy and upbeat.Â I wasn’t in the least bit surprised when a woman walked in, grabbed someone and hugged her.Â It happens all the time — except this time the words that followed were a bit unexpected.
“I loved your book!” Then she turned to us — the audience in the line behind them — “Hey everyone, this is Gayle Ann Williams.Â The author ofÂ Tsunami Blue.”Â Then Gayle Ann’s husband pulled out bookmarks for Tsunami Blue and passed them all around.
I got to spend a bit of time chatting with Gayle after the hubbub died down and my package was mailed.Â Her book is an urban fantasy — right up my alley.Â It is her first book, but her second one — a sequel — has already been sold.Â And the story is set right here in the San Juan Islands.
I asked Gayle if she’d read any Ilona Andrews books and she named them all and said she loved them.Â Instant bond. I am going down to the local bookstore to pick up Tsunami Blue.Â When Gayle does her local signing I will go back and get her autograph.Â In the meantime, if you’re interested in Tsunami Blue, Check out Gayle’s website.
This is NOT a paid or endorsed post.Â I have not read the book (yet) and I will not be receiving a free copy.