Hanging with the Famous!

Books are my thing. I love to read more than I love to write. Oliver seems to like books too!

So this summer has brought a few of my favorite authors to my hometown. Of course, I had to go and meet them! Truly I’m not a stalker!

In June I caught up with these authors:

Jim Rubart who wrote the exciting and a bit scary
book titled Rooms.
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=nextindianala-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&md=10FE9736YVPPT7A0FBG2&asins=0805448888

The famous red head Brandilyn Collins who was signing her newest book Deceit: A Novel. Isn’t that a great tittle?

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=nextindianala-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&md=10FE9736YVPPT7A0FBG2&asins=0310276446

   
Tosca Lee was there too! Her books are amazing. They really make you think about how the world was started.
    http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=nextindianala-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&md=10FE9736YVPPT7A0FBG2&asins=1433668807
        http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=nextindianala-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&md=10FE9736YVPPT7A0FBG2&asins=1433668793

Then just a few weeks ago I met and had lunch with Patti Lacy! She is a fascinating person to talk too. She’d just returned from China. I also met someday to be famous S. Hartman another writer who lives close by.
I picked up Patti’s An Irishwoman’s Tale and it was riveting! You could feel the tension and pull of Mary trying to decide if she belonged in America or Ireland. I learned quite a bit about Ireland that I wasn’t aware of that helped me make sense of my own background. 

What the Bayou Saw: A Novel is also an excellent read. And if you look closely at my bookshelf with Oliver you’ll see her book on one of my ‘keeper” shelves.
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=nextindianala-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&md=10FE9736YVPPT7A0FBG2&asins=0825429870
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All of these authors write in different genres and each of their books have been able to take me places I haven’t been.

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11 Responses to Hanging with the Famous!

  1. patti says:

    Oh, you are so sweet!
    It’s funny because I recently featured Jim and Tosca and we were all blabbing back and forth.

    Fun! Fun!

    But only in God’s eyes am I grouped with that cast you’ve highlighted.

  2. Diana says:

    oh my, I hope God groups us all together. And you do belong with that group. 🙂

  3. Susan Fields says:

    Hi there! I just came over from Patti Lacy’s blog. You’re so lucky to have so many authors visit your town!

  4. Deanna says:

    I just love Patti’s books and so enjoyed getting to know her through her blog. She is a treasure as a friend and a writer.

    I will have to check out some of the other books which you mentioned which I haven’t read yet. I have a book addiction too!

  5. T. Anne says:

    I love Patti Lacy!! How lucky you are to have met all those great writers! I think writers are cooler than rock stars and movie stars by a mile. 😉

  6. Sigh, yes, I love books too. It’s an addiction, though I could think of worse ones. It’s a good thing your new family addition likes books too. 🙂

    I love hanging out with authors. They are some of the coolest people on the planet. Can’t wait to read Patti Lacy’s newest!

  7. Diana says:

    Wow, what a fun way to get started with my day! So many comments from Patti’s fans! Love it! I wish you could all sit and have lunch with her. She is like an instant ‘old’ best friend.

  8. I’m not famous. That’s the other Jim Rubart. I hope to meet him someday.

    It was so fun to see you, Diana!

  9. Diana says:

    Ah Jim, come on that was the real Jim–and famous. 🙂

  10. patti says:

    Missin’ you and hoping your at a writers retreat (even self-imposed)!!

    Blessings, dear one.
    patti

  11. Diana says:

    Ah Patti, real life sometimes comes calling at your door. 🙂 But have no fear there is a new post this morning. 🙂

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