Yesterday I had a great time speaking (I spoke first and as usual got in two hours of info in my 45 minutes of rapid fire talking on the podium–and that includes all the time we spent laughing–SUCH a wonderful group of readers) and signing books at the Y fundraiser.
As part of the event, I spent the day with three wonderful authors and now that I know them and their work better, I am eager to share with you all some great writers that might be new to you:
Patricia Bracewell, author of the critically acclaimed historical fiction Shadow on the Crown–very funny speaker, her work makes history come alive and, yes, even has a ghost in it
(Picture below of Pat and me tired and laughing the end of the day)
Kelly Corrigan, NYT bestselling author of Lift and The Middle Place–get the audio versions when she does the reading, hilarious and real
Anjuelle Floyd, a reader’s favorite, author of The House and Keeper of Secrets–a true artist, her work finds your emotional core
Sounds like a great time 🙂
Thanks, Mike, it was. Even more fun than nailing a tricky calculus problem. 🙂
🙂 Soon I will discover what that’s like, as I’m in calculus now.
Thought you had that going on. I do like calculus. Have learned (and forgotten!) it four times. Enjoying it so far?
Yeah, it seems okay so far. We started on derivatives last week and haven’t gotten to anything particularly fancy yet.
My dad showed me the shortcut to derivatives on the night when they gave you those absurd half page problems to do it the long way (something about +h I think). So x2 was 2xdx. And so I did te homework in about ten seconds instead of two hours. And my math teacher was so mad at him. She knew him and gave me a firm chiding message for him. Lol. Have fun. Derivatives are fun!
Thanks…I’m sure I’ll have fun 🙂
I wish like anything I could have been there. You look great behind the podium and I LOVE that shot of you signing, with the sun shining on you. Lovely — just like you! 🙂
Thanks, Ging, we didn’t blind anyone but it was close. 😉
Thanks for this great summary of a fabulous day. I loved hearing about your path toward publication – a great story and a wonderfully exuberant presentation. I’m glad we had a chance to connect.
Pat, back at ya! I loved your story and was nodding and laughing as you spoke. (And it made me think of the Viking ride at Epcot…and the mind is a funny thing. )
And I am eager to delve into your book.
Wait. There’s a Viking ride at Epcot???? Cool!
It is and it is AWESOME. It’s old and rickety and cheesy and full of Vikings and the line is out the door. So popular they Fastpassed it. You need to go. Immediately.