First of all, I got to spend Friday evening with some of the most talented authors the world has ever seen, as well as some of the most amazing people I've ever known. We ate great BBQ at a restaurant where my shoes stuck to the floor. I'm a risk-taker like that;) Here we are after having closed down the joint.
|From the left: Kris, Gloria, Courtney, Fisher, me, Nancy, Amy (bottom) Charlotte, Georgia and Shelly|
After a comedy of errors involving the post office and a man that was mean to Fisher, Saturday morning found us setting up our tent in Decatur at the book festival. The thing is, no one warned us that Atlanta in early September is directly adjacent to the ninth ring of hell, only with more humidity. I have never, EVER sweated so much in my life! No lie! I'm pretty sure I nearly expired. Here we are in our "Kissing Booth" tent.
|Me, Fisher and Courtney|
As you can see, I'm completely wilted and goofy looking by 9 am, whilst they are simply fabulous. *sigh*
Anyway, after this picture was taken, we spent the day sweltering in a 412-degree tent all day. There were highlights other than near-death, though. I got to meet some readers I've known for months on-line, like these couple of girls, Kathryn and Heather.
|From left: Shelly, Georgia, Gloria, Adam, me, Amy, Kris and Carol|
|This is before the champagne toast. About 10 of my friends are missing from this one. We couldn't all squeeze into the picture:(|
|And this is me in my natural state: laughing with my mouth wide open:D|