I had a really nice time last Saturday at the Newport Public Library's Festival of Five, with four other New England authors. I got to meet Tova Mirvis, Julie Wu, Nora Hall and Susan Reynolds. I was so nervous going in but I didn't need to be. These women are a lot of fun to talk to, and our facilitator, Mary Barrett, did a wonderful job. We got to toss around questions from Mary and also from people in the audience. I even got to mention my friend Marcella Burnard's newest book.
And I discovered something. Anyone who lives in the vicinity of Newport, Rhode Island, heads up: the library has a book store. A used book store where they sell extra copies and also donated books. Lots of books. For cheap. I have to go back there.