Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Richest Season Extravaganza!
Last night I met the author of The Richest Season, Mary Ann McFadden. She was such a lovely person. I actually met her while I was in the Ladies Room of all places!! I was washing my hands, she came up to the other sink and I recognized her from her picture on the inside of the book jacket. She saw I had her book and she asked how I liked it. We started chatting on the way out to the gathering and she continued to talk to me about NJ, Charlotte, other books I'm reading, etc. She is a very down to earth person and I am so glad I went to the this event. I have posted a picture of The Richest Season T-shirt, The Richest Season Book and J.A. Jance's book, Damage Control. Mary Ann gave me the t-shirt while we were walking from the ladies room to the gathering section, I won the J.A. Jance book and Mary Ann autographed her book! The other wonderful thing that happened is I found a book club!!!! Allison Woo was the woman who set up the gathering at the Barnes and Noble with Mary Ann. I had no idea this was a bookclub event. Next months selection is The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Allison has been in contact with Jeanette's agent and she may be coming to our meeting. The other members told me Allison usually has an author or atleast a telephone interview at almost every meeting! I am so glad I stumbled onto this club! It was a wonderful evening and I think I have made some new friends!! That is always a good thing. As I was leaving I said goodbye to Mary Ann and she said when I come up to NJ again to e-mail her and we'll have dinner. She also said she would be back in Charlotte next year and maybe we could have dinner with our husbands. Her new book, So Happy Together will be coming out in July 2009 and I can't wait!
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!