Thank you acknowledgements in Love by the Numbers

Love Unboxed!

Karin Kallmaker Book News, Love by the Numbers, Readers and Libraries 34 Comments

The feeling never gets old – I know what must be inside that heavy box and yet the reality of a new book is always a surprise. The press version of the cover always has so much more depth than the online jpegs. There is weight to it, the pages smell fresh and clean. So pretty …

All of which is to say that Love by the Numbers has arrived on my doorstep. If you pre-ordered a signed copy I’ll be shipping them out today and tomorrow. If you’d like to get a signed copy order one from me and specify how you’d like it signed.

Love by the Numbers cover out of the box

Or you can bring a copy to the GCLSCon in Dallas this summer and I’ll sign it for you, plus it will be available for sale there as well from Bella Distribution, along with loads of other good books.

One unique aspect of this book is that readers on my Facebook page gave many ideas of places my heroines could visit in their travels. The ideas were all great — like a human chess game! — and provided a lot of imaginative fodder, even if only a fraction of them ended up in the book. I hope that I have thanked everyone whose idea and links I used — if I left someone out my profound apologies.

Thank you to all readers. Thank you for buying books. Thank you for sharing your feedback. Thank you for telling your friends. Thank you for writing a review when you enjoy reading a book. Thank you for asking for more!

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Comments 34

  1. And summing it all up, there were 16 entries here and another 23 via email! Wow, thank you all for the great ideas.

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  2. Am I too late for this? It is touristy, but Trolltunga (Troll Tongue, also called ‘Witch’s Tongue) in Norway is a breathtaking destination, and can be reached with a hike. 🙂

  3. Up the I-5 from the Mexico border in San Diego, ca along the west coast to Canada! Lots of interesting landscapes and locales.

  4. What about Vancouver, Victoria, Squamish, and Whistler. That road trip could have a little bit of everything from fun restaurants and bars, to tea/coffee shops, and outdoor adventures that include ice cream and fudge shops afterwards.

  5. Colmar, in France, is a picturesque small town with old buildings and small canals. It could easily have been the setting for Beauty and the Beast.

    1. That sounds lovely! I can’t wait to see more of Europe, especially the areas along the Rhine. One of the suggestions by email was a Rhine cruise, and I want to stay in that area for a very long time. Colmar looks to be accessible perhaps as a day trip. Although staying a good while in Alsace would also work for me. 🙂

  6. Well, Belvidere Oasis must be experienced :). Perhaps on the way from the Midwest or West to a coastal drive down Rt 1 through Maine and NH into MA and then heading out along the Cape.

  7. I’d love a romantic story set against the background of the breathtaking red rock formations in Sedona, Arizona.

  8. Perhaps the new characters can visit the best known Latin American pyramids which include

    the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacán in central Mexico,

    the Castillo at Chichén Itzá in the Yucatan,

    the Great Pyramid in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan,

    the Pyramid at Cholula and

    the Inca’s great temple at Cuzco in Peru

    1. In my most recent novel (Simply the Best) science journalist Alice plans a road trip that includes some of these places, including Chichén-Itzá for the oldest observatory in the Americas. The photographs I’m sure don’t do any of them justice.

  9. Road trip around the Pacific Northwest! The Olympics and the Cascades, Bend OR, the Tillamook factory, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival… there’s so much up in this corner of the USA.

    1. All of those are such great places to visit. We love the Rogue River area, and my younger kid and I did high speed dune buggy rides near Florence, flew kites at Lincoln City. You’re right, the Pacific Northwest is packed full of great sights!

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    1. Doing the “Chocolate Line” in Bruges Belgium would be a nice one. Bruges being romantic a beautiful at night as well as Chocolate…

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