Happy St. Patrick’s VA Book 2010 Day!

March 17th, 2010

It’s not every year that two such wondrous events happen on the same day, but this year the 16th annual Virginia Festival of the Book occurs on St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re not already in or en route to Charlottesville, what are you waiting for?

What am I waiting for, since I’m not leaving until tomorrow? Drat these deadlines. I’m missing a bunch of great programs today, including Culbreth Wednesday Night with three of my favorite authors: Lucinda Franks, Dara Horn, and Kaylie Jones. (I’ve either interviewed or reviewed the books of all three — and Kaylie has become a friend. Go see these fantastic women!)

While today I’ll be stuck at home working, tomorrow I’ll kick off my own experience of VA Book 2010 by taking Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive  south to Charlottesville. If I don’t get waylaid by the scenery (I’m not promising anything!), I should arrive in time for my pal Bella Stander’s singularly titled evening panel

What are you looking forward to at this year’s VA Book Festival? I’d love to hear…


One Response to “Happy St. Patrick’s VA Book 2010 Day!”

  1. I was at the Virginia Festival of the Book this past March. On Thursday’s panel Faith, Family and Conflict. That was the fruition of an 11 year dream for me, as I used to live in Charlottesville before moving to Great Falls, VA, and I attended the Festival dreaming that one day, I might actually be invited to participate as an author. And then, they invited me to come discuss my debut novel, As It Was Written. We were at The New Dominion, which is where I always dreamed of being. And it was better than I ever imagined. I hope you had a great time in C’ville. I did!

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