Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Aquinnah Excerpt and Becky Povich's Memoir

I'm at Cathrina Constantine's site today sharing an excerpt from The Ghosts of Aquinnah. Cathrina is the author of Wickedly They Come, and if you haven't read that yet I highly recommend picking up a copy. If you'd like to read a short excerpt involving my character Stella Winslow please visit me at Cathrina's place! Thanks, Cathrina for hosting me.

It's also my pleasure to be able to share the new release from Becky Povich, From Pigtails to Chin Hairs: A Memoir and More.

Becky was one of the first people I met after I started blogging back at the start of 2011 and I honestly can't even remember now how I met her. But I've certainly enjoyed her friendship ever since and I couldn't be happier for her that her memoir is now out in the world. Becky went through some twists and turns on the road to publication but it's here now and I've no doubt it is wonderful. Kudos and huge congratulations to you, Becky!

About the book:

In From Pigtails to Chin Hairs: A Memoir & More, Becky Lewellen Povich takes us from her young Midwest childhood in the 1950s to present day near St. Louis, Missouri. Each chapter is a scene from everyday life and/or unexpected events written in the way only Povich can, with humor and poignancy woven into them. She relates tales of Christmases, summertime fun, selling homemade potholders, and putting on parades. Also, the kids next door, classmates, her fear of the dentist and her parents' scheme to help, plus long car rides visiting her grandparents in small town Iowa.

She willingly shares the bittersweet times, too, which include her parents' divorce, major disappointments, preteen and teenage angst, a whack on her head from a falling crowbar, and her ill-fated first marriage, spent mostly in Germany. She also comically writes about her happy second marriage, cell phones, dishwashers, and how she was born with a klutz gene.

"Becky Povich has a light and whimsical way with words, and a knack for making the everyday seem a bit more special." - Philip Gulley, bestselling author of Porch Talk Series, Harmony Series, Hometown Tales, I Love You Miss Huddleston, and more.

"This beautifully written memoir is funny, poignant, and life-affirming. Becky Povich is an American treasure." - Michael Lee West, bestselling author of Crazy Ladies, Mad Girls in Love, Gone With a Handsomer Man, and more.

Becky Lewellen Povich has numerous publications, including stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul books and other anthologies. Becky is currently working on her sequel due out in 2015, which contains more memories and anecdotes.


  1. Of course I want to know more! I'm heading over to Cathrina's site now :)

    Congratulations, Becky!!

  2. Thank you so much, Julie! What a wonderful "mention" about me on your blog. I'd certainly call this a lot more than a mention! I'm heading over to check out your book, too! Congrats again!

  3. Congratulations Becky!

    Your new book sounds so heartwarming!

  4. @Becky, my pleasure and I wish you so much success with the book. Thanks!

    Johanna, doesn't it? I totally agree.

  5. Those are some nice comments on Becky's book. I'd be proud of those too.

  6. Love the title to Becky's book. All success to her!

    Hope your selling oodles of Ghosts. It's a great book!

  7. I just finished Becky's book, and must say I loved it.
    Now i'm off to read your other book review.

  8. Will check out your guest post Becky has a good story and I love the cover.

  9. What an interesting title. Love it. If Becky is in St. Louis, she's only a hop skip and a 90 minute slide from where I live.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

  10. @Mary, it's great to be able to help promote Becky's book. :)

    @Michael, I agree.

    @Mary, isn't it a cute title? LOL. Thanks again about Ghosts!

    @Gigi, oh, that's good to know! I'm not surprised you enjoyed it. Thanks for your comment.

    @Sheena-kay, I love the cover too.

    @Sia, oh, I didn't know you were a Midwesterner too. So am I but a bit farther away. :)

  11. I'm late to comment here, but just want to congratulate Becky for her wonderful achievement.


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