Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hello from Atlanta!

I'm here in Atlanta for the International Christian Retailer's Show (ICRS) and having a blast! I'm hanging out and rooming with Kim from Window to My World who - and this may be hard to believe - is as crazy about books as I am! Kim does the monthly interviews for Christian Fiction Online Magazine and is a stellar reviewer.

Last night we walked a few blocks from the hotel and had a Southern meal at Aunt Pittypat's Porch. We had fried chicken, biscuits, cornbread, sliced tomatoes. . .and she said she could have made a meal from the collard greens and black-eyed peas. (Those are two Southern dishes I never have been able to make myself like.)

But the highlight of the meal was when author Susan Meissner came over and told me hello - she remembered me from when we met and I interviewed her at the Book Expo in Dallas! That absolutely made my day, and what fun it was to turn and introduce her to Kim. Susan has been nominated for a Chrsity Award for Lady in Watiing and she and her husband came a few days early to enjoy some time in the city. It was fun meeting him as well. And what are the chances we would be in the same restaurant just a few tables apart?

While we were chatting Susan gave me a sneak peek into her next book, due out in October, and promised me a copy.

Gotta run! More fun awaits!


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sara said...

well, looks like you got off the plane and took off running with the fun!!! have a great time!

Karen's Korner said...

Have a great time in Hotlanta! Can't wait to hear more about the trip.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Welcome to my side of the world! I hope you enjoy our down home hospitality.


Joyce said...

Enjoy every minute!

bp said...

Sounds like you are having a great time!

Enjoy it all!

Liz said...

I enjoy Susan Meissner. Cool! My favorite book she's written is "The Shape of Mercy".

DidiLyn said...

Go say hi to my friend, Randy Alcorn. He should be doing book signings and also a fiction panel thingy. I know he was awake and couldn't sleep last night, so hopefully he'll be awake for today. Praying for all of you at the convention. Have fun!
Diane in Oregon

Lisa writes... said...

Enjoy your trip! Looking forward to hearing all about it...