And I thought I was busy!! I'm off to the Virginia Festival of the Book next week. In April, I go to the Philly area to meet with book clubs. Then in May I'm going back to LA for the Leimert Park Bookfest and BEA. In September I'm doing the Downtown Omaha Bookfest. I'm hoping to get a few more trips in there too.
Below are pictures from the book party to end all book parties. My aunt Anita is one of the world's coolest aunts. Last Sunday she threw a party for about 1,000 of her closest friends and neighbors. We started at 1 p.m. and the last person left at 7! The wonderful Yvonne White put the finishing touches on the spread and made everything beautiful. Unfortunately, pictures don't do the table justice. (FYI, her line of candles are the best-smelling ever!)
She used palm and fern leaves and bunches of kumquats from her own yard. Plus, 100-year old silver trays from Morocco!
This is an antique card table where I signed books. Much prettier than it looks here.
The lovely Yvonne, me, cousins Michelle and Cary.
That's Gina Black...who took the bus over for the party! (I'm wearing an orchid in my hair from my breakfast tray at the Hotel Vitale the day before.)
Our hostess, Auntie Anita.
My aunt Carol, Anita's sister.
This is Anita's boyfriend Mac, a wonderful host!
This is June, who made orange mint cookies from the recipe in my book!
Brian. A friend I met years ago in Denver only to find out that my Aunt Anita was in his mother's wedding!