Thursday, January 22, 2009

Update from Girlfriend's Weekend--Jefferson, Texas or Bust!

Here is a great photage from Girlfriend’s Weekend, just in from Queen Kathy Patrick.Girlfriend’s Weekend Photos

I spent the weekend in Jefferson, Texas at a wild booklover’s festival called Girlfriend’s Weekend, sponsored by the Pulpwood Queen, Kathy Patrick. Kathy is the owner of the world’s only beauty salon and bookstore, Beauty and the Book. You would think that in a town as small as Jefferson, Texas that a book festival would be impossible to pull off. But book lovers came from as far away as Kansas, wearing tiaras and bringing a great spirit of merriment and expectation with them—they are passionate about books and eager to hear novelists tell their stories. I met many new friends, like authors Karen Harrington, Leslie Lehr, Kaya McLaren, River Jordan, (yes, that's her real name) and Margaret Cezair-Thompson. And, of course, I’m lining them all up for an author chat. You’re going to just love talking with them. They are all sparkling new talents in the world of fiction. And Kathy Patrick is the genius bringing book lovers and authors together Suthern Style, and stylin' we all were in our costumes and tiaras!