Books are my thing. I love to read more than I love to write. Oliver seems to like books too!
So this summer has brought a few of my favorite authors to my hometown. Of course, I had to go and meet them! Truly I’m not a stalker!
In June I caught up with these authors:
Jim Rubart who wrote the exciting and a bit scary
book titled Rooms.
The famous red head Brandilyn Collins who was signing her newest book Deceit: A Novel. Isn’t that a great tittle?
Tosca Lee was there too! Her books are amazing. They really make you think about how the world was started.
Then just a few weeks ago I met and had lunch with Patti Lacy! She is a fascinating person to talk too. She’d just returned from China. I also met someday to be famous S. Hartman another writer who lives close by.
I picked up Patti’s An Irishwoman’s Tale and it was riveting! You could feel the tension and pull of Mary trying to decide if she belonged in America or Ireland. I learned quite a bit about Ireland that I wasn’t aware of that helped me make sense of my own background.
What the Bayou Saw: A Novel is also an excellent read. And if you look closely at my bookshelf with Oliver you’ll see her book on one of my ‘keeper” shelves.
All of these authors write in different genres and each of their books have been able to take me places I haven’t been.