The first time I attended it there were around twenty authors. It had grown to SIXTY this year! A total madhouse but so much fun. Now, I tried something new. I bought a video camera for some upcoming videos, so I shot some of the Luncheon. I caught Barbara speaking and Debbie Macomber. It's pronounced May-come-er. However, I haven't been able to figure out how to transfer them here! If I do, you will see them. If not, well, consider yourself lucky! haha.
Here are pictures of where the raffle bags were. Standing room only by the time I made my way in! A nice young man brought out chairs for me and a couple of other ladies that were lining the walls!
I was handing out my SWAG and A Saint's Salvation seemed to be a hit. When I admitted my son was a Marine and showed his picture, I almost didn't get it back! His picture garnered a few kisses, LOL. They all agreed he was a handsome young man.
I got autographs from all but three authors! Met the author, Jason Mott whose book The Returned inspired the TV show Resurrections. I caught him on his way to the airport to catch a plane so we didn't grill him too much, lol. He said the show follows his book about 70%. Isn't that awesome? A very nice man with a good sense of humor.
There were so many talented authors there. I sat at Katy Lee's table. Her suspense romance novels are set in Maine, so she had little pails, with saltwater taffy, a chocolate cranberry bar, a lobster cookie cutter, a sea side printed oven mitt, and awesomest of all she knitted a lobster to top it off!
Katy Lee's Lobster! Isn't it cute! She said she started making them in August of 2013 so that she had them done! She finished in March. She is the sweetest thing! Home schools her children which is really brave considering they are now 11, 12 and 13!
I had a nice chat with Donna Macmeans who sat at the table next to me. Loved her hat! She has a slight, slight, obsession with peacocks. LOL! She even signs her autograph with a peacock feather stamp!
Make sure you enter the rafflecopter for some of the wonderful SWAG I got from there!
The SWAG includes postcards, book marks, mini postcards, teaser books, soap, a Debbie Macomber bag, pins, pens, a photo album, chocolate and many other items! Some of them I even managed to get autographed! There are a couple of items that show you how to get a free book and you might even find an autographed book or two in there too! (not pictured-I have to dig through all the books!)
Soooo...if you win it! Go through it! Enjoy it!