Roundabout Books is so excited to welcome Author Rachel Fordham for our first web-based author event! Join us at the bookstore, where Rachel will be joining us via Skype to discuss her book and answer questions. She will be able to chat just as if she was in the room! We will have books for sale with signed bookplates and several copies of Rachel's first book for a special giveaway! These events are popular and a wonderful way to engage with the author when they can't be here in-person due to family or writing obligations.
About the book:
For three years, Penny Ercanbeck has been opening other people's mail. Dead ends are a reality for clerks at the Dead Letter Office. Still she dreams of something more--a bit of intrigue, a taste of romance, or at least a touch less loneliness. When a letter from a brokenhearted man to his one true love falls into her hands, Penny seizes this chance to do something heroic. It becomes her mission to place this lost letter into the hands of its intended recipient.
Thomas left his former life with no intention of ending up in Azure Springs, Iowa. He certainly didn't expect a happy ending after what he had done. All he wanted to do was run and never look back. In a moment of desperation, he began to write, never really expecting a reply.
When Penny's undertaking leads her to the intriguing man who touched her soul with his words, everything grows more complicated. She wants to find the rightful owner of the letter and yet she finds herself caring--perhaps too much--for the one who wrote it.
Rachel Fordham grew up in a big family in Washington State and was a tomboy, an athlete and a voracious reader. She doesn't remember a time when she wasn’t nose-deep in a book or making up stories in her mind. She never thought she’d be a writer though- that was something other people did (people that understood grammar better than her). Rachel went off to college and earned a bachelors in sociology with plans to be a social worker (this never happened but they became foster parents). She met my husband, Tyler, while in college and being a wife and a year and a half later a mother. When he made the off-hand comment, “you read so much you should write a book,” Rachel took it as a challenge. And she hasn’t stopped since.
And so here she is writing in between diaper changes and packing lunches. It’s not uncommon for her kids or Tyler to ask why she's laughing or crying as she types away. It’s become a bit of a family affair this whole writing thing! Rachel love books with satisfying romances and loves all things historical and she considers it a huge success if she can make a reader laugh and cry in the same story.