Just wanted to let readers know that my new novel will be available soon. Here’s the description:

In this loose parody of Dante’s Inferno, four Irish traditional musicians get lost in the backwoods of upstate New York the week before St. Patrick’s Day. On the journey, the band descends through nine hellish circles of American-style 3/17 revelry: Step-dancing princesses. Bobbing shamrock headbangers. Green beer bacchanals. Shillelagh-wavin’ geezers.  (WARNING: Abandon hope, all ye corned beef-allergic who enter here.)

This novel also has a list price of $20 and will be available at all of the same outlets as my first two.

I have created a web site for all of my writing.
It’s called marypathyland.com. Consider it a clearinghouse for all
of my works, including digital versions of my new and already
published novels. Stop by and let me know what you think.

I just created the blog for my new novel, 3/17. The book is in final editing stage. Follow all the latest news on it here.

My display at Barnes & Noble in 2008.

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, I’ll be participating in my first “-palooza” event.
     Barnes & Noble in the Town Square Mall, Vestal, N.Y., is hosting a local authors event called “Authorpalooza” that evening at 6:30. About 15 authors will be sitting at café tables around the bookstore selling and signing their books. (Books are bought at B&N checkout.) It should be a fun event with special drawings for guests.
     I think my new novel, 317, will be published by then. I’ll let you know.

My new novel, 3/17, is now off to the editors. This is not a book in the Maeve Kenny series, but it is another Irish-themed story. I plan to launch it as an e-book first, then publish it in paperback. Stay tuned…

 

The view from Keuka Spring Vineyard's patio.

Go raibh míle maith ag
(a thousand thanks to) the Wiltberger family, Judy, Len, Mark & Jeanne, for the wonderful hospitality they showed me last weekend during the book signing at their winery, Keuka Springs Vineyards.
     It was a soft day, in the rainy Irish sense, so the numbers of visitors were lower than expected but I was delighted that my books were purchased and heading off to new locations.
     If you ever go to Keuka Lake for winery tours, you must put Keuka Spring on your agenda. The team running the tastings are fun and laid back, yet knowledgeable. The Wiltbergers have a superb gift shop where you can buy locavore cheeses and other treats as well as their wines, delightful accessories and logo clothing.
     When you go, be sure to pack a picnic lunch so you can sit out on the deck to savor the glorious view, sunshine and cool breezes rushing down the vineyards as you sip one of their great wines.

P.S. Keuka Spring is celebrating its 25th year! On Aug. 15 they are having a 25th Anniversary Celebration complete with a pig roast, games on the lawn and live music. Make your reservation by Aug. 9 to attend. Tickets are $20.

     I’ll be at Keuka Spring Vineyards this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. signing A Sudden Gift of Fate. Come enjoy the gorgeous scenery that inspired my novel, and taste some VERY fine wines (for free!) at Keuka Spring.
    The event was mentioned in yesterday’s Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

Finger Lakes are crushing it! – NYPOST.com.

A note to my readers who have enjoyed The Cyber Miracles and A Sudden Gift of Fate: I am now framing the story for the third book in this series. Yes, more of Maeve, Andy, Fergal and Brídgeen. And maybe some characters you don’t like will return to stir things up. Expect this novel late in 2011 or early 2012.
     In the meantime, I plan to release my third novel, 317, sometime this summer in e format first (Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, etc.) While it has Irish themes, it will be different from the Maeve Kenny Series. In 2011, look for my fourth novel, The Terminal Diner, to be released in paperback. Again, this book (influenced by my experiences on 9/11) will be much different from my first two novels. It has some characters that I think will tug at your heart as strongly as the ones in these first two books.

     Many people have been asking if you can visit Keuka Spring Vineyards for my book signing if you don’t have a ticket for the Keuka Lake Wine Trail barbecue at the wineries event. The answer is “Yes,” owner Judy Wiltberger said with a smile.
     I stopped by Keuka Spring last weekend to drop off signed copies of my novel and discuss the logistics of the June 26 event with Judy. Of course I returned there a couple of days later for my first tasting of the season. (Did you know Keuka Spring’s tastings are free? Not many wineries do that anymore.) I bought a few bottles including a heavenly Vignoles Dessert Wine.

book jacket

$20
Available NOW at my e-store (Amazon.com),
Amazon.com;
Barnes & Noble;
Powell's Books
What readers are saying:
"This endearing foursome, that so many readers of the first book fell in love with, face new challenges with Irish wit and a generally upbeat outlook on life. They're a group of friends that anyone would want to hang out with."
"After finishing it, I kept thinking of the characters and wondered how they were doing. I had to remind myself they weren't real and had to let them go..."
"I couldn't put it down."
"Pure dead brilliant!"

The Prequel

book jacket

Buy it @ my E-store; Amazon.com; and Powell's Books.

Cost: $20

The story

Irish couple Fergal and Brídgeen Griffin get an intriguing wedding gift: the chance to manage a Finger Lakes winery. When they move to Keuka Lake from Queens, see the rundown winery and meet its surly winemaker, they realize it will be quite a challenge getting from grapevine to bottle.
Meanwhile their friends Maeve and Andy face a challenge of their own, separation as he pursues experimental therapy for his paraplegia.
As the two couples face the challenges ahead, will they be able to keep hope alive?

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