The presentation started as it usually does, with me introducing the author. In this case, though, it took me forever. She has done a million things. Here are just a few of them:
-teacher of ESL (English as a 2nd language)
-executive in corporate human resources
She has also:
-studied French in Paris
-studied Italian and culture in Florence
-studied writing for screen and TV at UCLA
-been a photographer in Havana
See what I mean?
Then, finally, it was time for Linda to take center state. And she performed admirably. She talked about how she came to write both this book and her 1st one, Ten Steps from the Hotel Inglaterra. The 1st one, in fact, was semi-autobiographical. The new one, less so.
Linda combined some background in writing the book with reading a few passages. Everybody was charmed by her presentation. She did a great job, and VHOB will be very happy to host Linda when her next book comes out! Take a look at a few pictures.
The schmooze half-hour
Linda is in front
Is Linda ready to grab that guy in front?
More of the same
This one is pretty obvious, I believe
A cool view from the back of the room