Speaking of goodies, the Barnes & Noble in Olympia, WA were not to be outdone. We had scones and holiday tea. Yummy! (Hmmm. All these goodies could have something to do with why the weight I thought I'd lost has found me once again.)
In addition to musical serenades, I received a special treat - a festive hat created by a lady named Renee. Let me tell, you, Renee and her family were sooo fun to visit with. They'd all come to town to enjoy some family fun time and Renee made matching hats for all of them so they could find each other easily in the crowd. Well, I raved over the hats and next thing I knew Renee was giving me hers. How cool is that?! So, here I am, pictured below with Renee and her granddaughter Jodi. Daughter Ellie kindly snapped the pic with her smart phone (I want one of those!) so we could record the moment for posterity. Ladies, that was such a highlight!
I enjoyed talking with three budding young writers also: Mikaila and Vanessa, who are writing a book together, and Regina Rae, who has all kinds of projects going and wants to do this for a living when she hits the world of grown-ups.
And I meet a couple of friendly ladies down from Canada who live right near Abbotsford, where "On Strike for Christmas" was filmed.
How fun it is to meet people who love to read! A big thanks to all who came out to support me and say hi. And thanks to those of you who hadn't yet read a Sheila book but were willing to give one a try. As Thanksgiving weekend come to a close I can't help but think about how blessed I am. And one of my biggest blessings is you, dear readers. Thank you for loving books!