What do all these fine people have in common? They love to read! These were the people at the table I hosted for the 1st Annual Love Our Readers Luncheon held on Valentine’s Day.
My friend Ciara Knight and I decided we wanted to host a luncheon–one year later, it happened! I won’t go into the planning and details of putting it together in this post. No, this post I want to share what fun we had.
There were 5 authors. Ciara Knight, Missy Tippens, Meg Moseley, me and our Keynote Speaker, Karen White. I am friends with Karen and have known her a long time. I’ve been to several author events where she has spoke, and Ciara and I knew she would be great. And she was!
When everyone arrived there was about a 20 minute mingling time frame. They could grab coffee, tea or water. Here’s a close up of one of the tables.
Then there was a welcome and we read some first lines from novels—recognize any of these?
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”
“You better not never tell nobody but God.”
“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.”
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
So after having fun with some 1st lines, 3 of the authors read excerpts from their books. Then it was time for lunch.
A local tea house, Tea Leaves and Thyme,, catered the event. The food was amazing.
Then Karen White gave her Keynote speech. It was awesome and made everyone laugh! Then she read an excerpt from her book. Then it was my turn. I read and then we finished out with some closing lines from books.
“And the ashes blew towards us with salt wind from the sea.”
“After all, tomorrow is another day.” (That’s a given!)
“Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this.”
Leave your guesses in the comment section of what books any of the lines are from. If you make a guess you’ll be entered into the drawing. Ciara and I are both giving away a copy of our February releases. (E copies!) (But if you don’t have an e reader, enter anyway and we’ll work it out. :))
Oh, and no googling those lines!! :)