Friday, January 27, 2012

It's been one of those days...

No, not one of those days. This has been one of those days that you want to hold onto, to remember in every fine detail. One of those days you know will make you smile every time you look back on it.

One of my favorite authors is Nevada Barr, author of the Anna Pigeon mystery series. I recently browsed author websites just to see who might be on a book tour. Nevada has a new book out now, The Rope, and it's the prequel to the Anna Pigeon series. I discovered that she was going to be in Mississippi today and decided to go to her signing at TurnRow Books in Greenwood. It's about a two hour drive from me. We had a beautiful day here, weather in the fifties and sunshine. My friend Shari went along, which always makes the trip an adventure and lots of laughs.

I went only with the expectation of having lunch, hearing Nevada Barr speak and getting a signed copy of The Rope. What I got was so much more. I had the pleasure of enjoying lunch with Nevada and her husband (and their two adorable dogs). It's always a thrill to meet someone you deeply admire. It's even better when that person is so approachable and puts you at ease. We had a lovely conversation over lunch and Nevada spoke on her journey as a writer and the new book. I'm eager to get into The Rope because it's a prequel to the Anna Pigeon series--how it all started.

Here's proof of my day and if you doubt my smile is genuine, well that's your problem.

If you've never read a Nevada Barr book (gasp), get thee to a bookstore. You've got a lot of catching up to do.



Jude Johnson said...

That is wonderful, Linda! I'm always thrilled to meet people whom I've admired, and especially an author. You both look fab in the photo!


Palmaltas said...

I'm one of those people who has never read Nevada Barr. Now, I'm definitely going to do so.

Tricia Lee
Wings ePress