Monday, April 11, 2011

Arkansas Literary Festival Wrap Up

I spent a great Saturday in the company of authors, writers, chefs and friends.  It was a spectacular event, and I would have attended MORE sessions if they hadn't conflicted with one another!

Started Saturday morning at the new author panel and heard readings from both Kyran Pittman and Eleanor Brown.  Kyran is a dear friend; it was a thrill to see her in the "moment."  So excited for her success.  Eleanor was a hoot!! So very funny! I can't wait to start her book (The Weird Sisters).  I made the pitch to her for an author interview in the coming weeks and she agreed!  She will be on the road for a bit, but I plan to contact her once I am finished reading.  If I had any talent as a photographer, I would have included a picture of her here...but reading is about all I have a brain for.  But here is my signed book:


The grand moment for me was the session featuring Ree Drummond, better known as The Pioneer Woman.  She was everything I expected....witty, natural, kind, and an Okie!




It was worth the hour and 15 minutes I had to stand in line!