And a Fine Time was had by All!

Christmas in Edgartown was a blast! Many thanks to Edgartown Books and Edgartown Meat & Fish Market for my wonderfully successful book signings of #AVineyardChristmas, with special thanks to a woman named Fiona who stopped by the porch of the bookstore after the parade and gave me the hand warmers from her gloves! (Next year, I’ll be sure to have my own.) The pic here is of the always exciting, enthusiastic, and entertaining Christmas Parade…which was oddly similar to the one in the first scene of A Vineyard Christmas! www.jeanstone.com

Island-Made Christmas Gifts are Here!

I’ve recently been asked by off-island friends for great Christmas gift ideas for Vineyard-made products. (I wrote a novel titled A Vineyard Christmas so apparently I MUST know!) The truth is, it’s tough…there are sooo many wonderful things! If you’re looking for pottery with wonderful glazes on platters and mugs and bowls and, oh, so much more (like in this pic, which I snapped off her business card, but will give you the idea), check out Amy Nevin’s fabulous wares on her website. Amy has been an island craftsperson for over 15 years, recreating many gems from the sea in her work. She even makes her own glazes. I’d show you more photos here, but though I’ve bought several pieces, I’ve given them away as a gift. Silly me!!! Like Patricia Ann Linn (with her island-made chocolates), Amy will be at the Holiday Crafts Fair on Sat. Dec. 8th at the Edgartown Elementary School during Christmas in Edgartown.

Thanks MV Times!

A lovely review on A VINEYARD CHRISTMAS from MV Times… I especially like the line where she writes: “Not surprisingly, Stone herself lives on the island, and we can feel her love for it throughout.” Enough said!!!!!

http://www.mvtimes.com/2018/10/02/an-island-story/

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!!

A VINEYARD CHRISTMAS, that is. Two weeks from tomorrow is the official launch of my latest Martha’s Vineyard novel…are you ready? Make your list now and check it twice…starting with entering my CONTEST to WIN a chance to be my GUEST for a day at CHRISTMAS IN EDGARTOWN! Next on your list: October 6th…come to the EDGARTOWN LIBRARY at 3:00 p.m. where I’ll be appearing. We’ll draw the winning contest name, and, YES, refreshments will include Christmas Cookies!!! (Nope, you don’t have to be there to win…but it will be fun!!!)Vineyard Christmas

CONTEST!

You and a friend will BE MY GUESTS—

Sat., Dec. 8th—at CHRISTMAS IN EDGARTOWN 2018!

THE PRIZE:    Your day will begin in the morning when I pick you and your friend up at the ferry in Vineyard Haven (from Woods Hole) or in Edgartown if you arrive from Hyannis. Choose what you want to do from tons of fabulous events: the Christmas Parade, the Holiday Crafts Fair, Open Houses, shopping, walking tours, and hot chocolate and mulled cider seemingly everywhere! You’ll see the list of events ahead of time to allow you to plan what you want to do. Plus, I will treat you to LUNCH at THE NEWES FROM AMERICA—a terrific, 18th century pub that I’ve featured in several of my Vineyard novels. I’ll have you back to the ferry for the 6:15 p.m. boat. Please ENTER! We’ll have FUN!

TO ENTER:     Send me a message through the contact page on my website. jeanstone.com, or Friend me on FB (JeanStoneBooks) and include a message that says you want to enter. The winner will be selected Sat., Oct. 8th at the launch of A VINEYARD CHRISTMAS at the Edgartown Library. (You don’t have to be there to win.) Spoiler alert: I drive a VW Beetle—there is a back seat, so if your friend has long legs, she’ll be more comfortable if she sits sideways.

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It’s a perfect way to get into the HOLIDAY SPIRIT! Please enter only once. And GOOD LUCK!

Coming Soon . . .

IMG_7054Welcome to Chappaquiddick, indeed! It’s summer now . . . there are lots of folks hiking, biking, and sunning on Chappy now, but soon . . . yes, SOON it will be—gasp!—Christmas . . . and, even better, A VINEYARD CHRISTMAS!

I am, of course, referring to my latest novel, which will be released Sept. 24th from Kensington Books. The first in a new Vineyard series, the story takes place on Chappaquiddick because I wanted to set it not only on the Vineyard but also in a place where my characters might get stranded if a fierce nor’easter rolled in, and where cell service and power might more readily crash.

But I’ve said too much. For now, here’s a photo of the sign on the front of, yes, you guessed it, the Chappy Community Center. This is the place where an awesome book group (that I whole-heartedly attend) meets in summers (and where tons of other fun stuff happens), and where the fabulous potlucks take place (where I love to go on Wednesday nights in winter).

So watch this sign . . . soon all will be revealed!