I am DEEP in the middle of revisions on a very tight schedule, but I had to do a book event at the coast, revisions or not. I use the words “had to” with a smile. An opportunity to meet readers in a beautiful setting is not exactly torture. This particular event was so much fun! It was held at the Silver Coast Winery near Sunset Beach, North Carolina, where readers and authors came together to sip wine and chat and sign books. It was lovely, and the Pelican Bookstore in Ocean Isle sponsors this event each year, so if you want to plan a little getaway to the NC coast next year, you know where and when to go!
Since Sunset Beach is a good 3 1/2 hours from my house, I decided to spend the night and discovered the most fabulous Bed and Breakfast! The Sunset Inn is right on the marsh and each beautiful room has its own little screened porch with two rocking chairs. I’m in love with this inn! I just had a fabulous hot breakfast and am about to pack up to leave and head back to reality. Sigh.
One of the highlights of this getaway was the result of Facebook. I admit I have become a Facebook-aholic. I’ve always loved chatting with my readers via this blog, and FB is like the blog on steroids. I’ve gotten to know so many of my readers via FB and “met” so many new ones. One of my FB friends is a woman named Debbie, who connected with me after her stepdaughter recommending my books. Debbie and I got to know each other through FB and she her her BFF Terri decided to make the five-hour trek from their homes near Charlotte to Sunset Beach for the event at the winery. They joined me at the Sunset Inn and we went out to dinner together last night. It was as though we’ve known each other all our lives. Facebook is such an amazing gift when it comes to bringing people together.
I have to admit, though, that I am excited to get home, not just to see John and my pups but also to get back to the revisions. I love how I’m changing the story of The Midwife’s Confession and can’t wait to find out what happens! Hope you’re all having as good a week as I am.