Since I am a procrastinator par excellence, and since I ended up with the first blog after the annual Southern Magic Reader's Luncheon, what better thing to write about than my random ramblings of a wonderful event?
So, in no particular order....
*** This was my second luncheon as a Southern Magic member, and my first since my debut book came out in April. Last year, I felt like a clueless dolt and had the good fortune to be taken in hand by some uber-friendly women I've since come to consider friends. So this year, it was more like a family reunion--except with family members you actually like :-)
*** Who was the dude in the kilt with Sherrilyn Kenyon? Every time he walked past our table, the cell phone cameras came out and I might have had to physically restrain a couple of my tablemates. What is it about guys in plaid skirts that women can't resist? Someone needs to do a scientific study. It might need to be me.
*** Lexi George...We never finished our conversation. We must remedy that. Ditto MV Freeman.
*** I finally got to meet people I've "known" online for a while--Pamela Mason and Ciara Knight and Louisa Cornell, to name a few. How cool was that?
*** Roll Tide!
*** Those were seriously cool welcome bags this year.
*** Ummm....Missed the memo about not putting wine in gift baskets. Oops.
*** Thanks to Lisa and Kathy and Heather and Laura and everyone who worked so hard to make this a terrific day for authors and readers alike. These kinds of events don't just happen; it takes a lot of hard work, so thank you!
*** OMG. Jeaniene Frost. I had the good fortune to sit on an urban fantasy panel with her at Authors After Dark this year and I swear she talked about Bones' anatomical bits. You're gonna love her.