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Guest Author at the Heritage Book Club - Lexington, KY


This was my second trip to Lexington, Kentucky to hang out with the wonderful ladies of the Heritage Book Club. This time around I decided to arrive a few days before the book club meeting on Saturday, August 24, 2019 to relax and enjoy some sightseeing around town.

Emma Lou Black, the founder of the Heritage Book Club was very gracious in hosting me in her beautiful home. Pat Wheat, her friend was wonderful in picking me up from the airport, taking me around town sightseeing and giving me history lessons about the Lyric Theatre (performance space), shopping and hanging out at Lexington Green to see Encore perform (too bad the concert was rained out after two songs).

I even had a great time hanging out Friday night at the American Legion Post where Emma Lou is a bartender. She introduced me to everyone and her friends and family (Ernest, Joe, Willis, John, etc.) made me feel quite at home. The music was on point and I had a ball.  

Come Saturday, I was excited and ready to see some familiar faces (Pat, Sharon, Audrey, Earline, Mary, Francine, etc.) and meet some new folks too. By 6 pm, the living room and kitchen areas were overflowing with eager members enjoying hors d’oeuvres and getting ready to discuss the drama of Deidre, Hill and Kyle in Gotta Get It Back.

I read quite a few snippets from my novel and then engaged in a Q & A session with the ladies about the scenes and the writing process. It was a very lively discussion with the ladies telling me what they wanted to see happen in book #3 – Gotta Have It All with the characters. So, I better prepare myself to deliver a punch and meet their expectations. 

Anyway, after the book discussion we took a break to enjoy the feast prepared by Emma Lou (I really don’t know how she does it) which was very mouthwatering (beef brisket, seafood salad, mac-n-cheese, collard greens, rolls, homemade pound cake, brownies, etc.). And yes, my eyes were too big as I was salivating.

Overall, I enjoyed the amazing energy of these avid readers of the Heritage Book Club and I can’t wait to visit with them again. Again, a million thanks again to Emma Lou for her hospitality, Pat for taking me around town and everyone else who made my time in Lexington, Kentucky memorable. Book clubs really do ROCK! 

Here are some photos from the event. Enjoy!














 

 

  
  

  


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