Last night, in an offsite venue, Blue Willow hosted one of my favorite authors, Sarah Dessen, who writes about life and love and summer and the courage it takes to change the path you are on. I was thrilled to finally meet her! (and so star struck that I did not say anything other than "It's a pleasure to meet you." Not, hey, I'm a Houston author. Or hey, "Just Listen" is my favorite of your books. Or even, "Hey, it's your birthday today and it's also my son's birthday and while I know you don't care, I think that's kind of cool." Nope. Didn't say any of that. Sarah, if for some off chance you read this, I LOVE Just Listen. I read it first because a student was reading it. And then I couldn't put it down. And then I read everything else you have written.)
Tomorrow, Saturday 6/8, Blue Willow Bookshop is hosting the Houston Launch of THE SWEET DEAD LIFE (Soho Press) - a book that is a new step in my career and one that I'm very, very proud of. I just picked up some delicious cookies for the occasion:
And there will be cowboy boot coozies and angel trivia and I will probably get misty-eyed because I never in a million years believed that someday this would be happening the way it has. Here is the link to the event:
If you are in the Houston area, I'd love to see you!
Til next time!