So...this afternoon I packed up the kiddies, threatened them with death if they misbehaved (not really, but I did promise adequate rewards if they were good) and headed out to a local KMart to check out KMart's Sizzling Summer Reads tour. How could I resist? Check out this lineup!
Marjorie M. Liu
I mean OMG! I was in TOTAL geek-fan-girl mode, and I swear, I set a new record for number of words spoken in a 60-second timeframe. LOL. WHY oh why can't I behave when I get in front of an author I admire?!
Regardless, it was wonderful meeting the folks I've emailed, chatted with, or merely admired from afar. I bought several books and they'll find themselves perched on my keeper shelf forever.
For those who might be within driving distance, here is the agenda for the rest of the weekend. All locations are in Michigan:
5:00 Kmart, 33400 Seven Mile Rd, Livonia
10:00am Kmart 16705 Fort St., Southgate
11:30 am Kmart 21111 Van Born, Taylor
2:30 pm Kmart 31200 Schoenherr, Warren
12:00 Kmart 12730 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc
2:30 Kmart 5100 Dixie Hwy, Waterford
5:00 Kmart 100 E. Maple Rd, Troy
Gena Showalter. Absolutely gorgeous. I felt like a total frump standing next to her. But she's also very kind and forgiving of stuttering fan-girl authors :)
Allison Brennan has taught workshops on the Romance Divas. She's a lovely woman, and very nice.
Me with fellow Diva, Gemma. She came all the way from California! I was so happy to meet her at last!
The kiddies played with those blue "clappers" all the way home. Good thing it was a short drive :)
That's it for pix. I would've taken more, but I started to feel funny. No one else was running around with a camera snapping photographs like a madwoman, LOL.
Seriously, I had a great time, every single one of the authors were super friendly and tolerant of the crazy, yammering wanna-be author (me).
Hope they have a successful tour! Save travels!
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