This is the email, with pictures, that I sent out to the RBC members this afternoon.
We had a fantastic evening last night with Meg Waite Clayton. Her book, The Race for Paris, is one of the most highly rated books by members that we've had in our 27 meetings.
We learned how she started out as an attorney, before she took up writing full-time. We found out that it took 10 years to get her 1st book published. And that she started writing Race (book #5) 15 years ago! Finally, we learned about the research that went into this book, and what Meg had to do in order to get the history right. Everybody was very engaged, and we had a lot of questions that Meg answered for us. On top of that, we had a great turnout - 19 people, including 6 newbies. Welcome to them and, as always, our regulars.
Our next meeting is 2 weeks from last night, Feb. 17th. We will be reading The Right Wrong Thing by Ellen Kirschman. We will return to our normal schedule - 6:30-7:00 for members, and 7:00-8:00 for Ellen. Hope to see many of you there, despite the quick turnaround!
P.S. All books through May are in the store (Recycle Books, Campbell). Cara Black's book, Murder on the Champ du Mars, is in the store in hardcover. The paperback comes out the beginning of March. Recycle should have that in the store right around March 1. That still gives you the bulk of the month, in case you prefer the paperback.