Susan Wittig Albert will be stopping by

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Susan Wittig Albert, author of the China Bayles herbal mystery series, will be guest posting here on March 26th. She’ll be writing about the herbs in her first three books in the series, Thyme of Death, Witches’ Bane, and Hangman’s Root.

Her guest post here will be part of her blog tour promoting Nightshade, the latest book in the China Bayles series, scheduled for release on April 1st. Susan will be guest posting at many blogs familiar to you. Each of her blog posts will offer something new and interesting about the series. You’re invited to drop in on each one, and to enter the drawing for a first-edition copy of Nightshade. There’ll be a different drawing for each blog, so you’ll have many chances to win. You’ll find the links to the drawing pages in Susan’s posts, as well as the deadline. (You knew there had to be a catch, didn’t you?) Enter at least eight of the drawings and you’ll be eligible for the grand prize: the audiobook, Bloodroot, Susan’s favorite book in the series.

I’ve been following China on her adventures for years now, but if you haven’t been so lucky, I have the entire series listed in my Amazon store.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Annie in Austin March 8, 2008, 1:41 pm

Susan Albert’s books are terrific! I’m really looking forward to meeting her at the Fling, and I’ll also be one of the stops on her blog tour.
It’s fun to know you’re also a China Bayles fan, Kathy.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

PS Sure hope that Debra from the comment above has taken a gander at Pam/Digging’s Green Hall shed… it belongs in a book.

debra March 8, 2008, 2:17 am

Yeah!! I am a huge fan of Susan’s, especially of her Beatrix Potter series. I have placed this talented woman on a pedestal. I knew. I KNEW. . .that she was a truly authentic gardener after reading several of her perfectly-crafted, engaging stories. When I emailed her out-of-the-blue to ask whether she owned a picture-perfect garden shed, Susan promptly replied. No, she doesn’t have a shed, but she knew exactly where to direct me ….and through those contacts, I found 2 or 3 locations for my forthcoming book, Stylish Sheds. I envy all of you who will attend Spring Fling and meet her. Very jealous, I am.
xoxo Debra

Pam/Digging March 6, 2008, 4:54 pm

Thanks for the link to her blog-touring calendar. I hadn’t grasped the full nature of this publicity tour, but it’s certainly a unique and creative angle. I plan to follow along as much as possible. And maybe even win a book if I’m lucky.

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, Susan will be joining us at the Garden Bloggers Spring Fling on April 5th in Austin, and those who have RSVP’d for dinner will have a chance to win two of her China Bayle’s mysteries at the door-prize drawing.

kerri March 6, 2008, 2:14 pm

I haven’t read any of Susan’s books, but may try one of them. Sounds like a fun series. I’ll look forward to her quest post.

Jenn March 6, 2008, 11:31 am

She hasn’t used Jimsonweed yet, has she?

Everything in the desert is geared for defense, all our plant life is notable for it.


Jenn March 6, 2008, 11:29 am

Excellent! How fun!