Ninety eight degrees in the shade didn’t slow us down. We came, we talked, we signed, we read, we ate, we slept, we got lost, we made new friends, we renewed old acquaintances, we laughed a little too loudly, and we had a wonderful time.
Pamela Aiden’s readings were wonderful! I was enthralled by her use of British accents, especially cockney. I am not a shy person, and I love to perform, but I did not have her nerves of steel in front of a literary community. I guess I was so busy listening that I forgot to take a picture.
Next year, I hope that we can talk Laura Hile and Susan Kaye into joining us. Now THAT would be a party!
Thank you to JASNA Atlanta, Barbara Tiller Cole, and Jan Ashe who worked so hard to make this event a success.
I also wish to thank those in the Atlanta area who made the effort to come and visit us. I was so happy to meet one of my betas, Julianne Martin, as well as Kathy Camp King. Gayle and I always enjoy being with Stephanie Hamm, our partner at Beyond Austen (and my excellent plot beta), and connecting with friends we had known only online was especially wonderful. I’m already looking forward to next year!