Happy New Year everyone!

I'm delighted to announce that my first appearance of 2018 will be at the Howard County Author Festival on Saturday, January 13 from 1PM to 3PM at the Miller Branch of the Howard County Library System, 9421 Frederick Road, in Ellicott City, Maryland. Here are the details as announced by the library system:

"Drop by to meet Howard County authors and discover the great literary talent in our community. Featuring bestselling author Toby Devens, Howard Weinstein, celebrated author of multiple Star Trek novels, and many more talented Howard County authors including: Jan Bowman, Tom Glenn, Jon Carter Stell, Ann Bracken, Col. Jeremy Martin (Ret), Faye McCray, Heather Cumiskey, Alex Duvan, Meg Eden, Jamie Hopkins, Kiersten Lortz, Christina Alva, and Susan Yanguas, and other literary organizations like HoCoPoLitSo and Little Patuxent Review.

Learn about Winter Reading and the 100,000 Book Challenge. Converse with writers, learn about their craft, and discover new titles in a variety of genres. Door prizes and refreshments provided."

Or at your favorite independent or chain bookseller. 

Reviewers are raving: 

"Devens writes with exquisite insight about the bonds that connect women together, and her gift for creating richly nuanced characters will have fans of Patricia Gaffney, Luanne Rice, and Mary Alice Monroe sighing happily with satisfaction. Pair this with the author’s ability to vividly evoke the special summertime magic of the seashore in Maryland, and you have the perfect beach read for the long, hot days of summer." ~John Charles, ReaderToReader.com


A solid beachy read..an escape that will have you craving to have your toes on the sand with a cool cocktail and a side of drama." ~Owl Always Be Reading 

"What I enjoyed most was the female friendships... Between these friends, they have enough drama to fill the summer. This is a good beach read that will make you laugh and root for the possibility of a second chance at love." ~Southern Girls Bookshelf

"Warning: it will make you want to go to the beach! ... a heartwarming, fun read that reminds you that you can always count on friends and the beach." ~Red Carpet Crash


And don't forget Toby's other titles: 


Available now at bookstores around the country and online at: