Sunday, February 10, 2008

RAD booksigning today



In the pic - L to R - Barbara Smith, Judy Flohr, moi, Kaleen Cooper and Lori Foster. (My daughter Lindsay was with us and acted as photographer.)
Today was Reader Appreciate Day (RAD) at the Barnes & Noble in West Chester, Ohio. Lots of authors there - I hate to name names because I'm bound to forget someone, but relying on my sometimes feeble memory, there was Toni Blake/Lacey Alexander, Jenny Crusie, Gia Dawn, Lori Foster, Rosemary Laurey, Marcia James, LuAnn McLane, Donna MacMeans, Kay Stockham, Shiloh Walker, and about a half dozen others whose names either escape me or I don't know! It was a great time and a handful of us went to Panera Bread after for lunch. We sat around and chatted for a couple of hours and it was so nice to relax and spend time with these wonderful women. Some of us only see each other once a year so it was especially sweet. Shiloh Walker joined us for lunch but left before I thought to get the camera out. She doesn't like her photo taken so it's just as well!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Laurie

11 comments:

Judy F said...

It was so much fun. I needed a ME day. It was great seeing you again. I am still upset over missing out on Susan Crandall's arc. but I at least got a hug from her. LOL It was a fun and relaxing lunch.

Bookstoredeb said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Wish I could have come but I had a date to visit with our new granddaughter.

Barb V. said...

:::waving::: to all the attendees. It sounds like a fabulous time. Glad you all got to enjoy a day out and get a pick-me-up from the winter blahs.

Anonymous said...

I'm so bummed that I missed it, but I'm glad you had such a fun time.

big hugs, Chris S.

Lisa F. said...

Glad you had a great day! I'm looking forward to seeing you all in June.

Michelle B said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast! I wish I didn't live so far away:( And mmmm, Panera sounds yummy!

Barbara said...

Hey laurie--

Yes it was really great seeing everyone. I don't hate the picture....lol. I'm like Shi and I hate to have my picture taken.

Who got Susan's ARC? Guess that's what I get for arriving a bit late. I am looking forward to Pitch Black. It's one of the many June releases.

Judy F said...

I don't know who got it but she was right in front of me in getting a prize. Darn it

Laurie D. said...

I don't know who got the arc, Barb, but Judy was ready to take her arm off for it!

I wish everyone could have been there, it was such a great time. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in June!

Deb, you had the best reason of all not to make it! I'm so excited about your new granddaughter!

Stacy~ said...

How lovely. Maybe I'll go next year. February weather is always so unpredictable, though.

Shiloh said...

ya know, I heard that rumor about Shiloh.

;)