On this lazy Monday morning, I was basking in the knowledge that I have NO appointments today, which meant I could devote a good chunk of my time to writing. When I went to my laptop, guess what I found?
How did one of my most cherished books end up there? I wondered. After I took the granddogs out for a walk, I returned to find the book was gone! All I had left was my memories of meeting Pamela in Georgia on Labor Day weekend of 2012.
I remembered how I had apologized to her for the worn state of the books. Both my daughters and I had read them, and I believe I read them several times. (In fact, I think I’ll read them again this summer.)
Pamela smiled as she opened the books to sign them, saying, “These have been well loved.” She told me that I had paid her the highest compliment which could be paid to a writer.
I finally found the book on the back porch. Toby had found a sunny spot, and he was sharing An Assembly Such as This with his little sister, Chloe.
Now, Gayle and I must find a way to meet Laura Hile and Susan Kaye. We’re thinking ROAD TRIP! Perhaps we’ll meet in the middle of the country since they live in the northwest and we live in the southeast.
I think I must agree with Jane Austen, who famously said, “The person, be it gentleman or lady (or dog), who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”