enver novelist Carleen Brice, author of Orange Mint & Honey
(and editor of Age Ain’t Nothin’ but a Number
), visited with my neighborhood book club last night at a nifty restaurant in the south suburbs. The evening flew by thanks to the terrific company, service, food, and maybe one or two glasses of wine (woohoo!). The event was attended by ten of my book-lovin’ neighbors, two of their moms, my old buddy Donna, and Lisa of Eudamonia
fame. Thanks to everyone who attended and thanks again to Carleen for making our special summer edition book club meeting so memorable!
Prior to dinner, Lisa, Carleen, and I celebrated the long-awaited release of Amy Mackinnon’s Tethered
by posing for a photo at a new (I love those purple walls) Borders. Amy’s launch party was probably in full swing back in MA when we took this photo; from today’s report at The Writers’ Group
blog, that event was a ton of fun, too. Congratulations, Amy!