Why do I have two photos that look near the same? because it fascinated me that we looked near the same in both of them despite the moments in between the shots – I look pale and exhausted in both of them because of the recent Angry Appendix episode *laughing* (I am in the black jacket to the far right).
However, despite my pale and exhausted face, I had a wonderful time and so enjoyed SIBA.
I met wonderful booksellers from all over the south, along with other authors, publishers and presses, and the SIBA staff. SIBA staff put together a marvelous trade show and I was impressed. I hope to be there next year!
The cartoon drawing above is what Jayne’s son (Jayne is in the flowered blouse to the far left) drew while Jayne, Terry, and I (Terry is next to me) sat at Jayne’s kitchen table in our jammies playing a board game called “Life Stories” after a long day at the trade show. Jayne’s son James came in and sat with us a while, and the subject of ax murderers came up (you had to be there, haw!). James drew that lovely picture just for me *laughing* — as in, “Hey, Kat, here’s an ax murderer going into your room in the middle of the night …hahaha!” Thanks a lot James! *grin*
James helped us so much on Friday by hauling in books, fetching us lunch, and various other things we needed a strong and helpful son to help us with.
Angela, Terry, and I were so very happy to stay at Jayne’s house while in Greenville, SC for the conference. Jayne and her family are warm and inviting and I am honored I was invited to be a part of their household.
Dawn Cusick was at the conference with us, but only a short time on Saturday, so I didn’t get a photo of her nor was she at Jayne’s house, but I was glad to get to know her, as well.
Each of us writes in a different genre in a different way. Jayne is a poet (check out her website below for her beautiful gift books of poetry that will touch your heart), Terry Rollins is author of “Married to the Military” and is offering a book as a give-away — the first person who leaves a comment asking for “Married to the Military” will receive a signed copy (and the only caveat to this give away is that it be in the US or Canada), Angela Dove is author of the “true crime” book “No Room for Doubt,” and Dawn has children’s books – one of which is “Bug Butts.”
My book signing went well; my books were snatched up quickly and that made me happy.
More later, I have much to catch up on, but I am already looking forward to next year’s Siba Conference.
I hope this post made some sense – I’ll be catching up on emails today, working on Secret Graces (since I haven’t been able to since Thursday), and I hope to visit around with you all soon.
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