Yesterday, my sister and I hopped in the car and headed up to Boonsboro, Maryland. If you read secular romance, you probably recognize this as the town that Nora Roberts lives in and has several businesses. One of these businesses is a bookstore. And yesterday, that bookstore was having a signing.
These happen two or three (maybe four?) times a year, and I always think I’d like to go up and participate. It’s about a 90 minute drive, so it’s not awful, and it’s through some lovely scenery. But I’ve never managed to go. Yesterday, though, our very own (former) blogger, Lee Tobin McClain was signing with Nora Roberts (and others) and I realized I couldn’t pass up the chance to go.
Here’s my sister and me as we waited out in the line to get our tickets for the signing. I’m on the left (not the red head.)
We arrived around 11:30, got our tickets by noon and purchased our books. But our group for the signing wasn’t going to get in until 3-3:30. So we had some time to kill. We ate a fabulous lunch at the same restaurant I’d visited when Lee, Danica Favorite, and I met up in Boonsboro a few years ago, and then, finally, it was time.
Of course, first we had to stand in more line. But I will say they have a well oiled machine and we didn’t honestly end up waiting too long. And, well, what’s not to love about spending time in rooms full of books?
Then finally – Lee! (That’s us on the right. All the authors were dressed up for Halloween — lee was a dog catcher.)
All in all, it was a lot of fun and I’m glad I got to go. I came home with a huge stack of books (none inspy, sadly) and more than that had a great day out with my sister. It was like a mini vacation.
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I feel like I’d be remiss if I didn’t share a picture of me with Nora Roberts dressed in her pirate garb.