Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2 Author Events - in Pictures (that might mean less words - are you excited?)

I have already been to 2 author events this week.  And I say "already" because I've got 2 more to go!  This is what I call a "dream week."  

To the matter at hand.  Monday night, I went to Books, Inc. in Palo Alto to see Christine Z. Mason, author of Boundaries:  A Love Story (our April, 2015 RBC author), and G. Elizabeth Kretchmer, author of The Damnable Legacy of a Minister's Wife.  They have been touring together.  And, interestingly enough, they have helped write each other's books and have emailed and spoken many times.  But this tour is the 1st time that the 2 authors have actually met.  Gail lives in Seattle while Chris is right here in the South Bay.  

It was an enjoyable evening.  They both read from their books and introduced each other. Gail told us all something that was very interesting.  She is the mother of 3 adopted boys, of which 2 have the same mother.  One of Gail's main protagonists, 13-year old Frankie, has a mother who was also adopted.  Obviously, Gail has a unique perspective on this subject.

You know, we talk a lot about genres (well, at least I do).  They call their books mainstream literary fiction.  I can get behind that.  Here, then, are some pictures from the evening.

G. Elizabeth Kretchmer (Gail)

Christine Z. Mason

Gail had a drawing for a book bag giveaway 

And then, last night, we had our 2nd Recycle Book Club meeting at, not surprisingly, Recycle Books.  Considering it was the 6th game of the World Series, it was a very good turnout.  Shelly King, who wrote The Moment of Everything, was our featured author. She came around 7:15 (after our group had discussed the book for about 45 minutes) and answered a bunch of questions.  Then she signed books.  It was another fun book club evening.