PTown Recap Wrap-up
Day Three in Ptown started the way every day should start: Breakfast with Toni and her famous grits! Seriously, I know the best part of Ptown is the readers and writers and community and all that, but Toni and her grits are right up there.
Once we were fully fed we headed down Commercial street, where we ran in to a bunch of hoodlums, I mean authors, outside the Wired Puppy. Imagine that, authors at a coffee shop. Unheard of, right?
Jackson got to toss the ball with Lisa “I’m Gonna Bite Your Butt” Girolami, then it was off to the library for him while Mama and Aunt Nee Nee (Toni) headed off to Now Voyager. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Now Voyager, you should be! It’s a fantastic little book store with a great owner (Thanks, Mark!), and odds are if you stop in there during Women’s Week you are going to find some authors signing, chatting, and goofing off.
Carsen Taite is doing the latter 🙂 I’m not sure what’s funnier here, the fact that Carsen is singing into a pen, or the fact that VK Powell is totally ignoring her.
Here’s a less vocal and yet equally fun group of Boldies during their signing time. From the left, Anne Laughlin, Clara Nipper, Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou (who is either looking at another camera of checking out some woman who just walked by).
Here’s a shot of Colette Moody totally striking a pose while Leslea Newman actually signs a book (imagine that!) for Chris, a professional stalker 🙂
Lurking off to the side there was Erin Dutton and Ali Vali, oh yeah,and that Alexiou character is still hanging around too.
After meeting Susie and Jackson for lunch and a little play time,I was shooed out of the condo for being too loud while Jackson took a nap. Thankfully, one never has to be alone in during Wmen’s Week. I was only out in town for a about ten minutes before I was picked up by Carsen Taite and her lovely partner, Lainey. They took pity on me and fed me ice cream (A boi could use more friends like that). Then while we were sitting there, another group of Boldies walked by including Ali Vali who was off to see Ptown’s new windmill. How can one pass up something like that?
It was pretty cool, and it was nice to spend some time catching up with Ali while we walked along the pier. The view is just too cool to capture on this tiny little computer screen, but I had to try.
Our little walk around Ptown ended up at Gabriel’s, where we were both scheduled to read as part of the BSB Finale along with a bunch of our friends and fellow authors.
Clifford Henderson was our fabulous moderator and helped foster the already playful tone of our final reading.
Seriousl,y as our time comes to a close, we all get downright goofy.
The readings all went really well, and we were all proud to be there for the virgin readings of PJ Trenbelhorn and Sophia Kell Hagen.
Both of them did really well, and we are all very proud to have them as Boldies. Then when it was my turn to read, Kim Baldwin threw herself at me. Really, I am very hard to resist, or maybe she was just so excited about hear my very first reading my forthcoming novel The Long Way Home.
Really, even now looking back at these pictures I get a big goofy grin on my face. I cannot wait to get back together with everyone next year. Only 11 months to go until we all get to converge on PTown again!