In two days, I will launch my new women's fiction novel. To my thinking, When the Moon Winks is coming out at the perfect time of the year. I look out my living room window and see the purple and yellow iris swaying in the breeze, the lilacs have been blooming for days and have almost gone by. In my smaller garden, the brilliant orange-yellow coreopsis, the color of my favorite Crayola crayon, carpet the bed, tucking in neatly under the wild blue clematis climbing a wood trellis. Spring is everywhere. In the flowers, in the grass, in the wind, in the sun. Even in the rain, maybe especially in the rain. What does this have to do with my new book? When the Moon Winks is all about rebirth, new beginnings. When 60-year-old Helen Ferry is left by her husband of 30 years on the eve of their wedding anniversary, she feels that her life is lost. Something inside has died, in the words of Carole King. Helen tries to reignite her enthusiasm by turning to past boyfriends but soon discovers that, instead, she needs to focus on her own life. The novel is about Helen's transformation as she becomes true to her self. Advance readers of the book have called it "great fun" and "a perfect beach read." They have remarked on its satisfying happy ending. When the Moon Winks is a smart book without being heavy; it is a fun book without being inane; it is a love story without the sugar coating. If you are headed for the beach, or looking for a Mother's Day gift, or maybe just want something enjoyable to read, consider When the Moon Winks. I've been working on this book since 2015, and it still makes me laugh every time I read it!