Last night’s Book Swap & Trade was a big success, though I’m surprised more people didn’t show up! Since who (I assumed) can turn down the opportunity to pick up an amazing book club worthy book for FREE at a book store? The people who did show up — and there were a few of [...]
If you’re in Lexington, don’t forget to swing by the Book Swap and Trade tomorrow (Wednesday, April 24) night at 5 p.m. at Books & Co. Toys Too. You bring in 2 book club worthy books you’re willing to donate, and take 1 book in return that someone else has donated. All the surplus books [...]
In preparing for the upcoming Book Swap at Books & Co…Toys Too on April 24, I’ve been encouraging friends to participate and it’s so funny because more than a few of them have told me that while they love the idea behind the swap, they can’t bear parting with their books. This is so fascinating. [...]
I was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Virginia Press Women’s Spring Conference at Washington & Lee University over the weekend and it was really cool. Being an author/blogger who no longer lives in a major metropolis (New York, only the media center of the planet!), I sometimes lose sight of all the [...]
We have a couple of great independent book stores here in Lexington, one of which is called Books & Co….Toys Too! Books & Co. is very warm and personable with enough books and games and comfy corners to make kids and grown-ups want to linger for a long time. I was talking to owner Anna-Lisa [...]
If you get a chance, check out the Spring 2013 issue of Edible Blue Ridge. I have a story in there very near and dear to my heart… Moonshine! (You can also read it online — page 34 – here.)
We’re off to Baltimore for Easter weekend and I thought it would be funny to offer a glimpse into my suitcase. Note all the bang maintenance gear assembled. Traveling becomes trickier when vying for bangs that behave. And I’m reading a great book about new parenthood and marriage. I’m really enjoying it. My friend Cristin, [...]
Hey! A quick reminder I’ll be speaking at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA on Sunday, March 24 at Barnes & Nobles at 1:30 p.m. If you’re in the area, please stop by!