Every time I turn around, there’s another connection in my bookish world to Charlottesville and/or the Virginia Festival of the Book.
The latest one came yesterday, when I went in to National Geographic’s Books Division to talk with a couple of editors about a new assignment. It just happens that both editors are UVA alums and one still lives in the area full-time. Our talk naturally turned to Charlottesville, and when we started talking VA Book, another colleague mentioned that National Geographic author Jag Bhalla would be appearing.
Well, I know Jag Bhalla, author of “I’m Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears” as @hangingnoodles on Twitter! I’ve been corresponding with him for months now, but had no idea he’d be a VA Book panelist, too.
Now I’m ready to look through the entire author list and see who else I might know…I definitely encourage you to check out the amazing group that VA Book has gathered this year!