Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Thrill of a Lifetime!

Well, I'm back home from Arizona and I still don't think my feet have touched the ground!

I recently attended a spectacular book event sponsored by the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in which I was able to meet and mingle with authors such as Lauren Willig (The Pink Carnation series), Stephanie Barron (The Jane Austen Mystery series, and........Diana Gabaldon (the Outlander series)!!

There's so much to tell about the events, the books I brought home, and of course, wonderful stories about the authors I met, that it will take several posts to share everything! And another benefit of attending this event was that book-blogging buddy Julie from Outlandish Dreaming and I had a chance to finally meet and hang out and talk about books, books, and more books!

So, the top photo of Diana Gabaldon is the one I took while she was signing her Echo in the Bone book....but there's lots more of her to come!

And here are my new book buddies..... Julie from Outlandish Dreaming (center) and the fabulous Lauren Willig (right).

So come back and visit over the next few days as I will share so much more about my weekend in Phoenix!


Unknown said...

I'm excited to read your posts. I wish I could have went, but one event at a time I guess. Glad you had a fabulous time.

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

LOL! I'm still reeling from the whole experience and soaking up the pictures!! Thank you for taking them (as usual I had no decent camera with me!) It was incredible wasn't it? Plus, it was so intimate and such a small gathering - amazing! Can't wait to see your next post, I've got to get mine up but will have to wait until tonight!

Kim said...

Oh, I'm sure it was stupendous -- I look forward to your posts! We'll get together some other time. I did finish Frederica (G Heyer) and haven't even posted about it. It's my first with this author, so I don't know how it stacks up with her others, but I did enjoy it!

Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

Hooray - you got to meet Diana Gabaldon and Julie from Outlandish Dreaming! Sounds like you had a lot of fun :)

Joanne said...

Hi, everyone! Yes, it was a great, great experience meeting Diana...and she was so beautiful and gracious!

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