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Ptown: Day 4

Saturday was my last day in Ptown and I wanted to make the most of it, so I was up early and got a front row seat for the panel with Georgia Beers, Sally Bellerose, and Kate Clinton (with interjections from Kelly Smith).

This event is becoming a Women’s Week staple for lots of laughs interlaced with some thought-provoking commentary. This year’s highlights were the three of them finding ways to say the F-word.  It was funny when Sally and Kate did it, and traumatizing when Georgia did.

I snuck home for a  quick lunch with Susie and Jackie and got to enjoy a beautiful sunny day on our rooftop deck while Jackie told me about his trip to the top of Pilgrims Monument and all the things he loved about PTown

After lunch it was back to work, but superfun work in that I got a chance to cuddle up with my good buddy Carsen Taite and have a little Vlog chat.   

Then as soon as Carsen and I were done harassing each other, we headed inside to harass Erin Dutton during her author chat.  Erin is very funny and has recently published her seventh novel Reluctant Hope.

Erin kept the audience entertained with the stories behind her stories and fantastic lies like how much she loved editing.  She kept full command of the audience despite all the the hooligans crowded in the back of the room.

She also kept the good times rolling as she moderated the last reading of the weekend with a rousing game of Marry, Screw. Kill.  For those of you unfamiliar with this particular ice breaker, each person is given the names of three celebrities and then has to make a choice as to which one they would, marry, screw and kill.  I won’t go into all the details, but I will say that Ashley Bartlett with henceforth forever be referred to as Mrs. Taylor Swift.

The panel itself was made up of sneak peek readings from upcoming releases.  This is always one of my favorite events of Women’s Week because of the real celebratory feel.  Not only do we all get to read from the works we’re so excited to be sharing for the first time, it’s also our last panel of the week and everyone is ready to transition into pure party mode.  Laughs abound.

The goofiness continued right on over to Now Voyager for the last book signing of the weekend.  We all started to act less and less like business associates and more like middle school BFFs.  This year I also got a try out with some first class author stalkers.

From the book store the party moves to the Bold Strokes company dinner where we all get to kick back and really enjoy each other’s company as well as some amazing food.  This was the last chance for many of us to see each other until next year, so there were lots of hugs and pictures, but this one is a favorite for the year.  This is all the BSB authors who made it to the dinner.

While lots of things tend to happen after dinner, they aren’t generally fit for public consumption, so we’re going to leave things here, but I will tell you that there is a video of some inebriated wrestling floating about the internet that shows just how quickly the evening devolved from this point on.  There were more than enough memories made to keep me laughing until next year when we’ll all head to Ptown and do it all over again.


November 28, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Excellent! We missed the morning and afternoon festivities (one year anniversary trip down memory lane instead)

    Comment by Elaine Mulligan Lynch | November 28, 2011 | Reply

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