This summer, we're inviting people to share examples of real life interactions that made their days a little brighter. Use the #TOUCHofhope hashtag to join us!

This summer, we're inviting people to share examples of real life interactions that made their days a little brighter. Use the #TOUCHofhope hashtag to join us!

This event is Tuesday, Aug 8 at 7:30 pm at the Blue Marble Flagship store in Prospect Heights, 186 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Convo about trends with chef @ssjo33 and a book signing with books sold by Community Bookstore!

This event is Tuesday, Aug 8 at 7:30 pm at the Blue Marble Flagship store in Prospect Heights, 186 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Convo about trends with chef @ssjo33 and a book signing with books sold by Community Bookstore!

NEWS:

  • Awesome ice cream social event Aug 8 7:30 with Ice Cream Books and Blue Marble Ice Cream! Info above
  • Bestselling author Jane Green gave a shout-out to TOUCH in the New York Times Book Review "By the Book" section! Thank you thank you, Jane!
  • Another awesome giveaway: you can win A LOT OF stuff! I've been a fan of Jane Iredale makeup for almost a decade. Putnam and Jane Iredale have partnered to giveaway $300 worth of product!
  • We did a super fun #Belletrist wrap-up with producer Karah Preiss and fellow author Tim Manley live from the Facebook offices in NYC. Check it out here-- we fielded questions about the book live.
  • We're running a great #giveaway with the savvy company "Beachmate" (which was founded by my friend of 20 years, Beatrice Mellick, a female entrepreneur and mother of FOUR!). All deets are on @mybeachmate Instagram. No purchase necessary to enter-- you can win signed copies of TOUCH and Beachmate bucks for you and a friend!
  • In thrilling news, actress #EmmaRoberts and producer #KarahPreiss chose TOUCH for their book club, Belletrist. In the NYC Facebook offices, we did an interview about their choice.
  • TOUCH received a rave review in The New York Times! It's also a New York Times Editor's choice!
  • "The Happiness Project's" #GretchenRubin interviewed me about healthy (and non-healthy!) habits on her Pursuit of Happiness blog.
  • Domino Mag chose TOUCH as one of 6 books you should pack on your honeymoon, and Pure Wow chose TOUCH as one of the top 6 books about NYC.
  • TOUCH was mentioned in two stories about what celebrities are reading this summer: in W Magazine and Hello.
  • The fashion label MM LaFleur invited me to chat about why I don't wear caftans to book events anymore, my sympathy for David Foster Wallace's emotional support bandanna, and that one belligerent self-published dude who always comes to your book signings.
  • I talked with Electric Literature about why secondary dumbphones might help us curb tech addition and why #slowcommunication is poised to trend.
  • My publisher, Putnam Books, is running a great sweepstakes called "Book Club for One" through June 12. You can win a copy of #TOUCHthenovel, a Diptyque candle, a Turkish towel, and more!
  • Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA chose TOUCH as their June first edition book club pick! Hundreds of signed copies will be in store all month.
  • In the "Breakthrough" episode of The Brandhole Podcast, Courtney talks with fellow namer Caitlin Barrett about naming, branding, and what, exactly, a Verbal Disaster Squad is.
  • LitHub chose "The Cabins" as one of 5 retreats to attend this summer, and spoke with Courtney about why she founded it. They're also sharing the first chapter of TOUCH here.
  • InStyle, The Miami Herald, BuzzFeed, 24 Hours Toronto, Fodors, Refinery 29, Bikini.com, O the Oprah Magazine, Bookstr, The Huffington Post, The Elite Daily, Time Magazine and The New York Post all selected TOUCH as one of the summer's best reads.
  • TOUCH made the Indie Next list for June, 2017
  • Going to #BEA? Enter a #self-care sweepstakes sponsored by my publisher. You'll get a copy of my book, a massage, Lyft rides, and more!
  • Applications for my multidisciplinary creative retreat, #TheCabins are open now through June 1st. Find out more here.
  • Publisher's Weekly chose TOUCH as one of 40 "Buzz Books" for 2017. You can download a free excerpt by clicking here! They also gave it a starred review.

 

EVENTS

 

 

 

 

PROVIDENCE, RI

 

 

Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 PM

Point Street Reading Series

@ Point Street Dueling Pianos

3 Davol Square

Providence, RI 02903

401-270-7828 TEL

https://robinkall.com/point-street-reading-series/    

 

SHARON, CT

Friday, August 4 at 6:00 PM

21st Annual Sharon Summer Book Signing

@ Hotchkiss Library

10 Upper Main Street

Sharon, CT 06069

860-364-5041 TEL

http://www.hotchkisslibrary.org/annual-book-signing/

BROOKLYN, NY

Saturday, September 10

Slice Literary Writers Conference

"Writers Survival Guide" panel, 4:30 pm

BROOKLYN, NY

Sunday, September 17

Brooklyn Book Festival

79 Franklin Street

Brooklyn, NY 11222

781-862-4039 TEL

http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/ 

Past events:

April 22, Norfolk, CTWriters-in-conversation series "That's so funny, it's sad." A conversation about the power of dark humor with living legend, Jim Shepard, and author Mira Jacob. Norfolk Library, 4pm.