Goodbye to maple sugaring season

Posted By Carla Neggers

April 15, 2023

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When I was growing up in rural New England, I always looked forward to maple-sugaring season. We’d tap trees and boil up the sap on an open-air fire, finishing it off inside on the stove. We were lucky to get a couple of mason jars of syrup and savored every drop. With the warm temperatures, the maple-sugaring season is done for this year. I hope it was a good one.

It was natural for maple-sugaring to feature in my first book with MIRA back in 1998. Kiss the Moon has been reissued with various great covers and continues to be popular with readers. I love this one.


MIRA and I have parted ways after an amazing two decades. I’m grateful for the fun times and incredible people I got to know and who did so much for my books, and for me as an author. I wish those who are still there and those who’ve moved on all the best.

April is a busy month here. I’m writing, getting ready for a trip and enjoying family and friends, and I have a jar of this season’s Vermont maple syrup. A little syrup goes a long way! Joe and I will savor every drop.

If you haven’t read Kiss the Moon yet, I hope you’ll put it on your TBR list. And I can’t wait to tell you what I have in store for future tales.