We’re excited to tell you about the contest we’re running on Bookreporter.com, where you can enter to win an “I’d Rather Read Jane Austen” tote bag filled with literary travel goodies (including a finished copy of Novel Destinations, key lime cookies from the Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, a Little Women bookmark from Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House in Massachusetts, daffodil note cards and a quill pen from Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, a Bliss Tried + Blue Travel Kit, and much more!) Twenty more lucky readers will win a copy of Novel Destinations. Click here for more details about the contest, which is open to U.S. residents only. We were recently interviewed by the Bookreporter.com’s founder, Carol Fitzgerald (who fortuitously introduced me to Shannon before I moved to London three years ago), and you can read the interview here.

For booksellers and others in the industry attending Book Expo America in Los Angeles later this week, look for Shannon signing copies of Novel Destinations on Saturday, May 31, from 3-4 p.m. in the National Geographic booth (#1324).