We don’t get to do this often. No, let me rephrase that. We’ve never gotten to do this. All of the She Reads girls in the same place, at the same time, talking books and meeting readers and laughing so loud we woke the innkeeper (literally).
Kimberly Brock, Marybeth Whalen, and Ariel Lawhon dressed in costume for silent movie night.
This last weekend the three of us joined hundreds of readers and dozens of writers at the annual Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend in Jefferson, Texas. We caught up with old friends and made new ones. We hung out with some of our favorite authors:
Ariel Lawhon, Michael Morris, Marybeth Whalen, and Kimberly Brock chatting it up during a break in the festivities.
Ariel Lawhon, Charles Martin, Marybeth Whalen, and Christy Martin at the Gilded Age Costume Ball.
There were costumes. Hats. Book Signings. Panels. More costumes:
Karen Zacharias, Kimberly Brock, and Marybeth Whalen
Judy Christie, Carla Stewart, Lisa Wingate, and Marybeth Whalen at their post-panel book signing.
Judy Christie, Ariel Lawhon, Marybeth Whalen, and Kimberly Brock
Conference attendees who put the rest of us to shame!
Thanks for being patient with us while we were gone. We will return to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow. Until then dear ones, let us know if you’d like to join us next year for the Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend. And thank you Kathy Patrick for putting on an event worth talking about!
The one and only Kathy Patrick with Margaret Dilloway
Ariel Lawhon is co-founder of the popular online book club, She Reads, a novelist, blogger, and life-long reader. She lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four young sons (aka The Wild Rumpus). Her novel, THE WIFE THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS, will be published in January 2014 by Doubleday. Ariel believes that Story is the shortest distance to the human heart.