Monday, April 28, 2008

Authors' Night

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):
Tina Brown
Dr. Susan Cohen-Nicole
Lisa Grunwald Adler
Mary Gardiner Jones
Peter Jennings
Joyce Slayton Mitchell
Janine Turner
Susan Nagel
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.

5 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Great crowd! I'd have been leary of talk about my own writing, too. But surely someday you'll have your own success to add to the list!

stamperdad said...

Sure is a great place to live if you are a writer trying to get published.

Good luck with your writing.
Steve

Wendy Pinkston Cebula said...

It's an interesting crowd, but I am beginning to hate the and-what-do-you-do question.

Um, nuthin much.

ORION said...

Oh trust me -- it can get worse...
What do you do?
I'm a novelist.
No really...what do you DO.
I write books.
hmm...interesting...have I read anything you're written?

I think blogging is wonderful to establish connections with other writers and figure the whole process out...good luck!

Wendy Pinkston Cebula said...

At least you have a book, Patricia! And a very good one at that, might I add.

Thanks for stopping by.