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Monday, June 28, 2010:
Authors in Motion: meeting Gena, Rachel, Carla, Susan & Emilie
I don't know about you, but I had an absolutely great weekend (and believe me, these are more rare than you'd think LOL). It started out Friday evening, where there was a picnic for the Network of Strength which supports breast cancer. It was a beautiful day, not too hot, and I won a prize - 2 tickets to the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry plus 2 tickets for the Omni-Max theatre. I love stuff like that. Now I just need to find someone to go with me :)

Emilie, Susan, Carla, Rachel & Gena

at the KMart in Bloomingdale, IL

Then Saturday was the Authors in Motion bus tour, which brought the fabulous Gena Showalter, Rachel Vincent, Carla Neggers, Susan Mallery and Emilie Richards to a city near me (actually quite a few, but I only attended one signing).

Emilie Richards

Susan Mallery

Carla Neggers

Rachel Vincent

Gena Showalter

All the ladies were just lovely, very friendly and sweet. I got a book from each of them, though Rachel didn't have the first book in either of her two series, but I made do with the 2nd in her young adult series LOL. I hope those of you in the Chicagoland/Wisconsin/Indiana area got a chance to stop by and meet these fabulous authors. And who knows, after chatting with them, we might see some of them at the Lori Foster get-together in 2011!

After leaving the signing, I hit a few bookstores, then my night was topped off by a visit to the Cheesecake Factory with one of my good pals. She had to work on Saturday and we decided to go splurge on some excellent food.

I got my usual:

Chicken Madeira

Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake

Actually I went for the Red Velvet Cheesecake but I took it to go, and the presentation isn't quite as impressive when it's already boxed up.

So, how was your weekend?



  1. How exciting that you were able to meet the authors! Were there a lot of fans there or was it a bit more casual?

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I love going to book signings and your dinner from the Cheesecake Factory looks wonderful.

    My weekend was really good too. Spent time with my family and was able to read more than I have in forever.

  3. Sounds like you had an awesome time!

    Spent the weekend putting a new lawn in my daughters backyard.

  4. That's it..I'm moving to get the best author events!!

    I watched World Cup..and went to a 7 yr old pool party :)

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your day with us! Fantastic photos!

    And cheesecake...YUM!

  6. My weekend was nothing compared to yours! You meet The Great One, Gena. And has great food! Lucky duck! :D

  7. Wow that looks like so much fun. You met Gena Showlater. *woot*

    And now I want cake, dang. ;) You need to warn me before something like posting pics of yummilicious cake....

  8. It was great to meet you, too! Thank you so much for posting the pictures. I have to say, I love my shirt. Is that bad of me to admit? LOL

    I'm completely jealous of your Godiva cheesecake, though.

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