Book Club Appearances

Everybody loves book clubs!

Everybody loves book clubs!

I’m taking Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate on the road in the late March and April, with book club appearances in Sacramento and San Francisco, California and Hartford, Connecticut. I always enjoy meeting with book clubs because others’ perspectives on the novel are so varied and thoughtful.

According to recent estimates, more than 5 million adults in the United States belong to book clubs of some kind–from neighborhood to bookstore to library to Oprah and beyond. Online book groups are thriving as well. One Texas book club that got my attention is The Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys, billed as “The Largest ‘Meeting and Discussing’ Book Group in the World.” Founded by Kathy L. Murphy as an extension of her salon, Beauty and the Book, its claim to fame is as “the only hair salon/book store in the world.” In addition to its book club meetings and an on-line archive of reading lists, Beauty and the Book has an annual “Girlfriend Weekend,” whose Grand Finale is “The Great Big Ball of Hair” Ball. You can read more about these goofy booklovers at

If your book club would like me to join in your discussion of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, send me an e-mail and we’ll set a date, either in person or by Skype.



About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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