Tuesday, December 8, 2009

" Author Extravaganza "

Last night I attended the 6th Annual " Author Extravaganza " at my local Indie, Main Street Books! What a great line up of Mississippi Authors. Among them was my dear friend Anne B. Magee whose book " Historic Photos of Mississippi " has been nominated in non-fiction category for best book by The Mississippi Institute of Art''s and Letters! Good Luck Annie !






































My thrill of the night...........meeting and talking with Neil White! Neil is the author of the the Incredible memoir " In The Sanctuary of Outcasts"! One of the most amazing books I've ever read! If you haven't heard of this book, go to Amazon and read the reviews!




Another thrill was meeting author Howard Bahr who writes fact based fiction novels set in the Civil War era such as "The Black Flower" and " The Year of Jubilo" ...........




It was poring down rain but the turnout was great..........
Oh! Did you know John Grisham's brother Mark is an author also! He was there but I didn't get a picture. :(




The owner Diane is ringing up those book sales.................






See that line at the cash register? Notice the woman in blue with dark hair? More on her later.








Book lovers everywhere...........







The woman in blue is Artist Donna Talbot Woods who painted the original painting of this print.

This is WINDSOR before it burned. Some of you may remember that Hubby and I saw a full bodied apparition of a Union Soldier at Windsor Ruins a couple of years ago which I did a post on called Did You See That? I saw this print at Main Street Books when I went to the Rick Bragg luncheon. I took this picture. I told Hubby I was REAL tempted to buy it. Well, last week he did!
As a Christmas present for me!! He gave it to me early so I could take it to the framer. There are 2,000 prints of this and will be no more. Mine is number 551. The original is privately owned by the man who commissioned it as an engagement gift for his now wife 15 years ago.









Tomorrow, December 9th, The Writers Porch blog celebrates its ONE YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY !!!!!!!!!! I will celebrate with an interview of Jessica James, author of the AWESOME book " SHADES of GRAY ! I will be giving away a copy of this wonderful book!
So get your name in the pot!!










SEE YOU TOMORROW !!!!!!!!!!!!!










19 comments:

RNSANE said...

Wonderful post and I can really feel your excitement at being among all those authors!

Get my name in the pot...Carmen Henesy...for the book drawing!

lakeviewer said...

Wow! Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I'm in the pot too, please! And thanks for the introductions.

Marguerite said...

Looks like a wonderful time and the books look great! Love the Windsor print, so nice of hubby to give you an early gift.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

(ANNE B. MAGEE says her password would not work and wanted me to post her comment)


Carol~~ WOO HOO! What a night! Mainstreet Books, Hattiesburg and the Author Extravaganza is the BOMB! Can't wait until next year! Always wonderful to see you and how amazing you are as you
"work the crowd"! Girl, you got it going on!

Morning's Minion said...

I'd love to be in the running for the book give-away. Sharon Whitehurst.
I had to ask J. to describe Hattiesburg for me. In his years of trucking coast to coast that place name was often mentioned. It sounds like a nice place to live.

Merisi said...

WHAT EXCITEMENT!
Your husband is a lovely man, such a special gift. I remember your story about the apparition well. And tomorrow, blog anniversary! Bring out the Champagne, I say.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats on your one year blog anniversary, Carol.. Put my name on your giveaway list. I'd love that Shades of Gray book since I was born and raised in Virginia!!!

Glad you had such a good time at the book signing. What JOY for you!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Happy Blogoversary tomorrow, Carol! And...what a great event you attended! Thanks for the pictures.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Reader Wil said...

Wonderful to meet so many authors together Carol. It must have been very sensational! Many congrats on your first blogging anniversary! I am glad I met you this way!

Tiffany Norris said...

Happy one year blogoversary! And definitely throw my name in the pot!

willow said...

It looks like you were in author heaven, Carol!!

Vicki Lane said...

Sounds like a great event at your local indie!

Stone Bridge Farm said...

Wonderful post! How exciting to be around all that genius!

PS: Put me in the pot as well!

=0)
Lori

Wobegon Cottage said...

Looks like lots of fun to meet all the authors. We are getting a snow storm so I won't get out for a few days. Thanks for the flowers on facebook

Deb Shucka said...

Happy happy blogiversary!

The author event looks like it was so much fun. How cool for you to have connections to all those wonderful authors.

Laura said...

Please put my name in the hat- I trust every recommendation you make.

In fact, what do you recommend I read now?

Laura

T said...

What a wonderful event! The Windsor print is lovely - hubby did good!

Gaston Studio said...

Oh, hubby did REAL good! I just celebrated my first year in blogland too, so will be back tomorrow.

Janet, said...

Sounded like you had a great time. It's great to get to meet the authors of books you love.