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Monday, September 14, 2009

Momentous Monday: Janet's Party & Meeting Melissa Walker!

Janet Lee Carey's STEALING DEATH party was so much fun! She had an amazing live Marimba band (wish I'd caught some on video!), an intriguing reading (plus her inspiration, which I always find fascinating), a dance performance straight from the pages of the novel, and of course many friends, including Dia Calhoun, Justina Chen Headley, Peggy King Anderson, Kathryn Galbraith, Katherine Bond, Molly Blaisdell, and so many more.

I'd met Deb Caletti a couple of times in person and we've had some correspondence, so it was an honor to get to talk with her and swap stories. She is so gorgeous and talented and amazing, truly.

And who should show up but the very beautiful and gifted Maya Ganesan, blogger and poet, with her family. What a treat to meet her in person!

Then on Sunday, Melissa Walker was in town! Several of us readergirlz divas (we missed you, Justina!) chatted over coffee at the now famous Seattle cafe, Bedlam. Isn't it funny, how you see someone on blogs and videos and Facebook and it's still so surreal and cool to get to meet them in real life? Here we are, divas minus one (Left to right: Lorie Ann Grover, Melissa Walker, Dia Calhoun, and me):

Happy week, everyone.


  1. wow! What a cool, writer filled weekend!

    The book signing sounds amazing. I have had dancers at my booksignings before, but never a marimba band.

    too cool!


  2. Wish I coulda been there! Been a busy weekend for me. A dance at a signing sounds cool! I miss Justina too. You ladies look so pretty in the photo!

  3. What a great time! LOVE Deb Caletti's work!!!

  4. Aww! Thanks for the shoutout! It was such a fun launch party, and so great to see you, too!

  5. I'm adding Bedlam to places I'll have to visit on my next trip to Seattle.