I know you probably read about my adventures at the Book Group Expo. I certainly wasn’t as detailed as Wendy (second and third) or Jill, and I’ll be telling you more, I promise! But here’s a little to tide you over.
After the Expo, Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain (stay tuned for my review and a giveaway of his book (signed!) which I loved), wrote a guest post over at Book Club Girl about the Expo. And GUESS WHO HE MENTIONED! AND GUESS WHAT HE SAID!!
How cool is that?
AND THEN, I got an email from the Book Group Expo saying what a wonderful event it had been and how they’re already working on next year. They included pictures, and I clicked on one because, who knows, maybe I could see the back of my head, and GUESS WHOSE FACE I SAW?? ME! Okay, so go HERE and you’ll see in the collage of pictures a picture in the lower left corner. Click on it to enlarge it, and the person standing in front of the audience is me.
Just in case your clicker finger is broken, here’s the picture:
The moderator had asked how many people are in book groups, to which the majority of us raised our hands. She then asked if anyone wanted to share their experience of being in a book group, the people in your group, etc. No one raised their hand, and I was sitting in the front row, so my hand tentatively went up. She called on me and I started talking to her and the other panel members when she said, “Turn around and talk to the audience.” I practically staggered backward when I saw how many people were in the audience, but I went ahead and told my experience of trying to start a book group and failing FOUR TIMES.
So this is me bragging that Garth Stein mentioned me on a blog post and a picture on the front page of the Book Group Expo has me talking to the audience. I try not to brag because I don’t think it’s polite, but I just couldn’t help myself.
Oh, and by the way, I look *ahem* heavier in the picture than I am in real life. But I’m not complaining. 😀