Five Days until the Release of SOUTHERN COMFORTS!

Posted at Nov 26, 2014 5:58 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!


Turkey in my front yard

I have so much to be thankful for this season.  So do the turkeys to the right—they won’t be on my table!

I’m thankful that SOUTHERN COMFORTS releases December 1st.  Plus, I have a brand new website!  (Isn’t it pretty?  Thank you Bemis Promotions!)  And there’s fun family news.  More about that later.

I never quite made Teaser Tuesday this week.  There’s a learning curve that goes with this new website and blog.  So this will be Wonderful, Wacky Wednesday.

What’s wacky about today?  It started with a slippery, sliding drive to the dealership to get my oil changed and tires replaced.  I think I will be here a while.  (Note to self: The day before Thanksgiving is not the time to book car appointments.  It’s nice that the dealership provides a lounge and wireless.  Looks like I will be eating the smashed mangled power bar I found at the bottom of purse for lunch.

snowy tree

Mother Nature is making sure we have a white Thanksgiving here in the Midwest.  This is making me a little nervous about the daughter flying in from Kentucky—the newly engaged daughter.  (Wheeee!)  She wants a Bourbon and Lace theme to her wedding.  I guess she really has acclimated to living in Kentucky!

So this week, SOUTHERN COMFORTS got a Must Read from USA Today!  What a wonderful thing to wake up to on Monday morning.  (It’s scary putting your book out for reviews.)  What was even more thrilling was that Michelle Monkou sent a twitter note asking when the next book would come out and who it would be.  I’m working on Bess and Daniel’s story and waiting to see if my editor likes the proposal.

Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams

So what’s wacky about SOUTHERN COMFORTS?   All the daughters are named after President’s wives.  Mamie, the sisters’ mother, thought the wives were stronger than the actual presidents.  She also started the tradition of naming the B and B rooms after the president’s wives.  Her daughters have continued the plan.  And each room contains a write up on the woman.  So Abby’s full name is Abigail Adams Fitzgerald.  (Abby is definitely prettier than this!)

And when there is no Fitzgerald male heir,  the women keep their surname so there will be always be Fitzgerald living in Fitzgerald House.

I hope you and your family have a safe, wacky and wonderful Thanksgiving.



10 responses to “Five Days until the Release of SOUTHERN COMFORTS!”

  1. Brad Heegel says:

    I knew Nan Dixon when….and I hope you’ve let Joan Conner know that you are famous now. If not, I will. So proud of you!

  2. Piper says:

    The mama is right! None of the presidents would have been great men without their wives! This is fact! Love the new website and thanks for the recipe!

  3. Carrie Padgett says:

    Love the website, Nan! It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to read Southern Comforts.
    Hope you get your car back soon!

  4. Hi Nan!

    Love the new site, it’s super pretty. Also, I laughed out loud when I saw you mentioning prosecco on the home page. Can’t wait for your release day!

  5. What a lovely website! And they do always say that a powerful man needs a strong woman at his side – quite possibly stronger. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving, and congrats on the must read recommendation! Can’t wait until your book comes out. 🙂

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