It’s been a long time since you’ve heard from me, but I have had lots of exciting things going on, especially in the world of Chesapeake Shores!
Season 2 of the Hallmark Channel series will return August 6 at 9 p.m. This year I had a chance to spend a little time on location with the wonderful cast, including Diane Ladd, Treat Williams, Meghan Ory, Emilie Ullerup, Laci Mailey, Barbara Niven, Brendan Penny and Andrew Francis. Jesse Metcalfe was on a break while I was on Vancouver Island, but I’ve seen lots of him in the dailies from filming our ten new episodes and his singing is better than ever. Could that pose a problem for him and Abby? We’ll see. And this season the O’Brien family will grow with the addition of Uncle Thomas, played by Gregory Harrison. Lots of new conflicts for Mick with his arrival!
Even as the TV series develops, I was working on a brand new addition to the book series. In LILAC LANE I had such fun bringing Kiera Malone from Ireland to Chesapeake Shores to piece her life back together after a tragic loss. We know all about the healing powers of this community and the O’Briens, but trusting in a new love might be a tough sell for Kiera. I hope you’ll be watching eagerly for LILAC LANE to hit stores October 17.
And for all of you who’ve wondered for years where I get my inspiration, in November MIRA Books will release A SMALL TOWN LOVE STORY: COLONIAL BEACH, VIRGINIA. It’s all about the quirky little town where I’ve spent my summers throughout my lifetime. It’s filled with my memories and interviews with a lot of my neighbors whose stories paint a picture of the town’s history. And there are lots of nostalgic pictures of this very special place.
So, while I’ve been off of this page for a bit, I haven’t been idle. I truly hope you’ll decide the wait for my return has been worth it. As always, I look forward to hearing from you.