I had such a great time at the PNBA Tradeshow in Portland last weekend. I shared Lucy's story with so many and its telling brought tears and goose bumps over and over. I so enjoy connecting with people and that's what was happening when people see the book. I get to re-live Lucy's life when I share the colorful images I created, all based on Lucy's life with us. Having Lucy with us was an unbelievable experience, and I love that people get it, and are touched by our connection with her.
I met best selling Penguin Books author, Jennie Shortridge, whose new book When She Flew will be out in November of this year. I love the name of her book and have images I've drawn that relate. Like when we first taught Lucy to fly - I always say, "I taught a goose to fly", and in essence she was teaching me to fly.
I look forward to Jennie's book release. I met her as we perused the Oregon Writer's 2010 calendar. In the calendar she and other Oregon authors appear nude behind strategically placed props. It's hilarious, and well done, and raises funds for their organization.
On the way home from the PNBA event I went to an old friend's wedding in my hometown of Walla Walla. They are two friends, my age, who have been together a long time and finally got married. I felt blessed to be able to share in the experience.
During dinner we were assigned to sit at the same dinner table as national best selling author and romance writer Elizabeth Boyle. She was a real kick and we so enjoyed the conversation at our multi-talented table.