This weekend was full of adventure and great experiences I will never forget. My journey began Saturday in Memphis, Tennessee at the Sisterhood Showcase. I had my dearest friend with me, which I am so happy she joined me. She really helped me to stay focus and grounded and not get starry eyed. She was a blessing to me the entire trip. I hope everyone has a friend like that in their life.
So you want to know which authors I met? Drumroll please...... Terry McMillan, Victoria Christopher Murray, Reshonda Tate Billingsley, Rosalyn McMillan, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Jae Henderson and R.M. Johnson just to name a few. I also had the priviledge of meeting Alfre Woodard. After meeting the authors and listening to their readings, getting some books signed, taking tons of pictures, we ventured to the panel discussion. At the forum/panel discussion several of the authors answered questions and of course you know I had to ask one. I think I asked a pretty good one if I say so myself. Then we left from there, did some shopping at some of the vendors, there were over 300 of them in attendance. Then we went to Beale Street, ate at B.B. King's and watched some live entertainment. Pooped and tyde...yes, I said tyde, cause that's what my feet kept yelling at me in the 100 degree heat, we retired to our hotel room. That was just Saturday. Sunday was a great experience too. But you will have to come back and read about it because it's Monday and I'm still tyde. :-)
I will go into details about what happened with each author and what tidbits I learned from the showcase starting tomorrow. So check out the post everyday this week where I will discuss each author and show off the pictures I took with them.