Monday, November 4, 2013
Good Monday All!
Hope you had an enjoyable and restful weekend. Is everyone having a lovely fall? Our trees finally turned just a few days ago and they're gorgeous. How I love this time of year!
My weekend was fantastic. I attended the Southern Magic Readers Luncheon here in Birmingham and had the best time. Spending the day with readers and authors is just about the best, most fun thing to do in the whole world. The day involved lots of laughter, fabulous prizes, inspiring words of wisdom, and then more laughter. And I did something I'd never done before--I stood before approximately 200 people and shared my writing process, which included photos. Uh oh, my secret is out. Chocolate is involved in every step of my process. Surprise! :)
The keynote speaker was Jeaniene Frost, who was so delightful and gracious. And Tavia Gilbert, who narrates all of Jeaniene's books, gave several readings. Just wow! The combination of Jeaniene's brilliant words and Tavia's fabulous voice was pure perfection.
Also, it was so great to see the wonderful Barbara Vey from Publishers Weekly. The always fun Sara and Gwen Reyes from Fresh Fiction were there, too.
My mom and aunt attended the luncheon, too, which is always a treat for me. For the first time, my hubby attended. And to make it even more special, at the end of my welcome speech, he was the first one on his feet for a standing ovation. Is it any wonder that I adore that man? <3 br="">3>
And guess what made the weekend even specialer? I got to spend some quality time with some of my very favorite peeps. Kara, who came all the way from Arkansas and whose birthday is today. Happy Birthday, Kara! And Jackie and Gayle, who came from Georgia. Along with my precious friend Marie from here in Birmingham. We stayed up late Saturday night, ate pizza, and giggled like crazed teenagers.
As soon as I get my week a little better organized, I'll share some photos of the day with you.
I'm currently reading Cynthia Eden's newest book in her 'Mine' series, Mine To Hold, and thoroughly enjoying it.
This week I'm going to finalize CHANCES ARE to re-upload it and then get back to work on NOTHING TO LOSE, which I have to admit, is becoming one of my most favorite books ever. Can't wait till I can get it into your hands. Fingers crossed it won't be too much longer!
Enough about me. What about you? Did you read some great books last
week? Remember Pamela Clare's Striking Distance comes out tomorrow.
Another fabulous I-Team book. Can't wait!
Now tell us what great books you read last week and what books you're looking forward to reading soon.
Have a great week all!
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