PNBA Trade Show 2009

I am volunteering at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Trade Show this year.  I started last night with a quick training, the stuffing of materials – then off to the Nightcapper which is the evening autograph session with an open bar and dessert goodies.

I ended up working with a local author the entire evening. Lili St. Crow, who is a FABULOUS and WONDERFUL woman. She has written over 30 books thus far, still works at her local book store, and is raising 3 kiddos. Very busy! Her most recent book is her first YA series. The book is titled Strange Angels. The second book in the 5-part series, Betrayals, is coming out in November.

She and I had a complete blast last night. We were laughing and joking – and she was wonderful with the persons who came to our table. And she may have talked me into do the GPS option on my iPhone.

This is us:


I also met other wonderful authors:

Patrick deWitt is a local author who wrote Ablutions, which came out earlier in the year. I didn’t get to chat with him much, but he’s going to be at Wordstock, so I’ll see him later.

The third author I visited with is a Seattle-based author, Cherie Priest, who wrote a cyberpunk novel called Boneshaker, which is due out at the end of the month. I have a signed Advanced Uncorrected Proof.

This is me with Cherie Priest:


She’s gorgeous up close! Guess that’s why I look like I have stick up my butt! :-)

Off I go! Second day today! Have a good one – whatever you do!

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