New York Times best-selling romance writer Susan Elizabeth Phillips - whose initials are SEP - has a fan base that's loyal and legion, and her followers call themselves SEPPIES. Because she "puts it all out there" on her website, www.susanephillips.com, and her FaceBook page, she says they know pretty much everything about her.
Meet SEP and join the SEPPIES at a free presentation and book-signing for the Sacramento Bee Book Club at 6 tonight at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento. Barnes & Noble will be there to sell Phillips' new book, "The Great Escape" (William Morrow, $25.99, 432 pages), for 30 percent off the retail price. Other books by Phillips also will be available.
"My books have a love story at their centers, but I also like to write about family and community, and the bigger scale of women in relationship to each other," Phillips said
Tonight, Phillips will talk about book touring, dish about "other romance writers who are friends of mine," and do the SEP Trivia Quiz. That involves her asking questions about her books and herself, and fans responding.
"When they get the answers right, I throw candies into the audience," she said with a laugh. "It's going to be a really fun evening."