Trade show week snuck up on me again, and as usual, I am spinning in an attempt to organize lists and plans. Of course, I should be pulling together book titles to order for the holidays, but instead, the lists I am making consist of which writers I want to check in with.
This year's show is in Chicago, so the travel time will basically be cut in half. That means I will be less tired and will get to spend even more time catching up and/or getting to visit with some of my favorite writers. Over 200 authors will be at the show Here is my short list:
Mike Perry...that's a given
Loren Long...writes the "Otis" series"
William Krueger...Ordinary Grace
Laura Lippman...one of my favorite mystery writers
Jerry Apps...popular, folksy regional memoir writer
David LaRochelle...funny children's author; I'm hoping to get an autographed copy of his new book Arlo's ARTregeous Adventure for a friend whose mom's name is Arlo
Wally Lamb and Larry Watson...award winning literary fiction writers
Lois Ehlert...popular children's writer and illustrator
As always, my anticipation of the event is equaled by my trepidation of being away form home. Travel is not high on my fun list, although it wish it were. But, the Chicago venue lessens the teeth gritting and nail biting by at least two hours, and for that I am grateful.
I'll be getting home late Sunday or early Monday so there is a strong possibility that next Monday's post will be on Tuesday.