The Wizard of Oz walked out of the pages and assumed new interpreations....there were the Pink Cowardly Lion, Pink Dorothy, Pink Tin Man, Pink Scarecrow and other pinkly supporting roles for Glinda and Oz. Dorothy's were there with ruby slippers. The poppies were blooming, the Blue Bird were flying over rainbows and of course Queen Kathy Patrick came in as a Tornado with author Ad Hudler as OZ. What delight to see characters spring to life and have fun...great fun dancing and laughing and enjoying being more than words on a page.
There was Jamie Ford of The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet who told of his love of Love Stories and being a hopeless romantic. After reading Hotel, I can understand that! I loved the story and loved talking with Jamie about the book when he did an author call-in....prior to hitting the best seller list!!
How about when I ran into Elizabeth Berg of Home Safe at the historic Excelsior Hotel when we had our morning coffee and ended up riding together to the convention center. A charming lady who told us about the meaning of home, that place where your heart rests. We all enjoyed her book and appreciated her author cal call-in!!
Our special Linda Busby Parker of Seven Laurels was there with her Christmas anthologies. Our member Hillene Deaton sent one of her special quilts via Beverly Martin to present to her. What a gracious lady she is and has written about it on her blog.
So who else was there....my goodness authors everywhere, and I cam home with books by Deva Gnatt, Suzanne Arruda, Sam Barry, Kathleen Kaska, Ad Hudler, ML Malcolm, Robert LeLeux, Nicole Seitz new friends and authors
As well as enjoying the hijinks of River Jordan and Shellie Tomlinson, can you imagine the two of them on tour together!!
Great time by all and we''ve already made reservations for next year!
Thank you Kathy for all you do and she sent us a list of all the author websites, check them out!
2010 Girlfriend Weekend Authors website links:
Ad Hudler – www.adhudler.com
Jill S. Alexander – www.jillsalexander.com
Nicole Seitz – www.nicoleseitz.com
Mary Kay Andrews – www.marykayandrews.com
Heather Hepler – www.heatherhepler.com
Robin Hemley – www.robinhemley.com
Judy Christie – www.judychristie.com
Tracy Lea Carnes – www.traceyleacarnes.blogspot.com
Kathleen Kaska – www.kathleenkaska.com
Patti Callahan Henry – www.patticallahanhenry.com
Lauretta Hannon – www.thecrackerqueen.com
Janis Owens – www.janisowens.com
Hester Bass – www.hesterbass.com
Melissa Conroy – www.wooberry.com
Pat Conroy – www.patconroy.com
Robert Leleux – www.robertleleux.com
Sam Barry – www.theredroom.com/author/sam-barry
Kathi Kamen Goldmark – www.theredroom.com/author/kathi-kamen-goldmark
Elizabeth Berg – www.elizabeth-berg.net
Kathryn Casey – www.kathryncasey.com
Jamie Ford – www.jamieford.com
Deeanne Gist – www.deeannegist.com
River Jordan – www.riverjordan.us
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson – www.alllthingssouthern.com
Jenny Gardiner – www.jennygardiner.net
Karen Harrington – www.karenharringtonbooks.com