Happy first Friday of June everyone! I hope the new month is off to a great start for you. I have sunshine and a bird singing outside my window now. *happiness*
I started a very large book about Bobby Kennedy last night and have been listening to Rick Bragg's Ava's Man on audiobook. If you're looking for something to sing to you, wow is Bragg incredible!
But let's get on to today's featured reader. Julie Hyzy is no stranger to the blog and I look forward to every opportunity that I can see her in person. What a fantastic woman! And so much fun. She was a great sport on my Liar, Liar panel at Murder & Mayhem in Muskego. :-) Plus, she's the New York Times bestselling author of the White House Chef mystery series and the Manor House mystery series as well as some suspense novels she's published as N.C. Hyzy. If you should meet up with her at a book event or conference, be sure to introduce yourself. She's warm and friendly and a blast. She saves her killing for the pages. ;-) If you can't meet up with her in person, connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.
In the meantime, like many of us in the Northeast, Julie was excited to be able to get outside. Here is her contribution to Where Jen's Book Thoughts' Readers Are Reading:
This was taken at Zabrocki Park, a small gathering spot in Tinley Park. Named for a former mayor, it's a lovely place to read. This is where our village hosts Music in the Park, and where we come every week in the summer for our Farmer's Market. You can see the tower of our Metra commuter station behind me.
I'm reading Duane Swierczynski's Canary in the photo. Loved the book! Fun, exciting, with a lot of real warmth. Have you read it? If not, I highly recommend it!
Thanks to Julie for giving us a glimpse of where she's reading...among other great things. I want to go visit the farmer's market! I adore this fun woman and hope you've enjoyed her visit, too. Remember to introduce yourself if you talk to her. And give her a hug from me as well. Have a great weekend, friends. Happy reading!