This has been one of the best Saturdays on record.
First, I went to my monthly Georgia Romance Writers meeting.
I hugged Kendall Grey, who until this morning was just a name and a face on Twitter, and learned that Anju Gattani, whom I "shared" with Carla Fredd at the critique workshop in March, has found a publisher. Yay for hugging a new friend! Yay for finding a publisher!
Next Barbara Vey and Dianna Love presented a wonderful program called "Building Reader Loyalty."
Barbara Vey and Me
Dianna Love and Me
After their presentation, I bought Dianna's book Blood Trinity, my first venture into paranormal romance. Bryonna Nobles-Stern and several others gave it a rave review, so I am eager to dig into it.
Then, after a quick stop at my Lindy Chaffin Start's house for lunch (thanks for the veggie burger, Lindy!) I was off to Piano Works in Duluth for Natalie Hardy's student piano recital. We played a two-piano piece called Libertango by Astor Piazzolla and then I accompanied her on the final movement of Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor. It is always a thrill to play on that Bosendorfer grand. I will try to post videos next week.
Natalie Hardy and Me
After the recital, Natalie's family included me in their celebratory meal at La Cazuela in Lawrenceville. I tried their cerviche - delicious! - and had a wonderful shrimp fajita quesadilla.
Now I'm headed out for a glass of wine and a bit of live music before sleepy time. The perfect finish to a perfect day.