My daughters' school hosts an Authors' Night each year to kick off the Book Fair and they always have an interesting assortment of writers associated with the school. Anna Quindlen is a former parent, but sadly she wasn't there this year. Dangit. I love her books. I did, however, get a copy of All Souls by Christine Schutt (current teacher) signed as well as a copy of Changing You by Dr. Gail Saltz (fellow Class II parent). I hope to be in attendance there one day -- all of them sure seem to sell and sign a lot of books.
Other NBS writers (some at the event, some not):
Dr. Susan Cohen-Nicole
Lisa Grunwald Adler
Mary Gardiner Jones
Joyce Slayton Mitchell
Cecily von Ziegsar (Yes, the Gossip Girl author. And yes, it was based on her NBS experience. Don't get me started about how much this scares me.)
It's quite the accomplished crowd. My husband asked if he should tell people there that I write, too. Um, how about no?
Not yet, anyway.