Tuesday, September 4, 2012

An Evening of Books and Wine

LFBS owner, Sue Boucher, and I with our glasses of Viognier!
Friday night, I had the honor of returning to the city where I used to teach elementary school -- Lake Forest, IL -- to give a talk at Lake Forest Book Store about my novels and about the writing life.

Such a fun evening and what a wonderful group of people!! Not only did we have a lively chat outdoors, but Courtyard Wines (in the building next door to the book store) generously provided red wine, white wine and tasty sandwiches for all. (I was told that the delicious white wine I tried was a "Viognier". :-)

Below are a few other snapshots from the event:
What did you all do over the long holiday weekend? Any good books, movies or wine (!!) you'd recommend?
p.s. A friend shared an unusual recipe with me for -- get this! -- "Whiskey Marshmallow and Caramel Bacon Bark." I have no idea how it'll taste, but I'm so very tempted to try to make it...


Edie Ramer said...

Your evening looks lovely! You give more talks than any writer I know, and there always seems to be food and/or drinks involved. How very smart of you.

We had a great weekend. On Saturday, we went to the Scottish Games that were held nearby. Though neither my husband nor I are of Scot's descent, I have writer friends who are, and we hung out with them and their husbands. It was fun.

Marilyn Brant said...

LOL! Yeah, for someone like me who's always had stagefright, I do find myself talking WAY more than one would think. The food and drinks are an excellent perk, though, I'll admit!! And I'm so glad you had a great time at the Scottish Games. It sounded fun :).

Robin Bielman said...

What a wonderful night - thanks for always including us in your fun events with pictures of you and your fans. :)

This past weekend, we moved my oldest back to college. :( He's living in a house with three other fraternity brothers. I can't believe how fast the summer flew by! Is your guy back in school?

That recipe sounds really interesting! You'll have to let us know how it is.

Marilyn Brant said...

I can't believe the summer is over already, too! I know how you must miss your eldest son... (hug) My hubby and son are both back at their respective schools, but they return home every night to torment me with their teasing about how short I am (my son is my height now, ack! ;).

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