Yes! Beating my personal deadline of having a novel published by a significant birthday, The Joke’s on Me is here and, like the hot tomatoes on the cover, ripe for the plucking.

I’m taking this show on the virtual road with my “Summer of Love” blog tour, which begins Wednesday, July 20. This promises to be lots of fun as I pop around the Internet visiting various lovely and gracious bloggers and talking about the novel, about writing, about the story behind the novel, the cover, and my fascination with tomatoes. Come visit, pour yourself a cup of coffee (or the libation of your choice) and join the conversation. We may even have a giveway at the end.

Blog Tour Schedule for The Joke’s on Me

Wednesday, July 20: About the book and writing, with Karen Cioffi at

Thursday, July 21: About what inspired the book, with Rashmi Srinivas at A Book Blogger’s Diary at

Friday, July 22: I’ll answer a few interesting questions from Stephanie Burkhart at Romance Under The Moonlight.

Wednesday, July 27: Spending some time with Penny Ehrenkranz at

Monday, August 3:  I get to hang out all week with Shelley Workinger and talk about food at But What Are They Eating?

More dates to come!