Not only did I get to visit Browseabout, but they had two terrific signings- Dorothea Benton Frank and Hoda Kotb. Dottie gave a wonderful talk and Browseabout had wine, cheese and fruit for the happy participants. She was gracious and asked us all where we were from, and talked about how she got started in her writing, her process and the true story she heard that she couldn't wait to put in a book. (It's in her new novel The Last Original Wife and it's a doozy. My review of the book is here.)
Dottie has very loyal fans, and many of the women there had read most of Dottie's books and talked about their favorites. Some of the women had driven more than a few hours to get there; now that is dedication.
|Dottie Frank and me|
A few days later, Hoda Kotb, who co-hosts the 4th hour of the Today Show with Kathie Lee Gifford, had a signing. There was a long line for one of their favorite part-time residents that started two hours before signing time. People had signs, boas and it was a party attitude. I met a lovely woman, a preschool teacher named Amy, who was so friendly and full of great tips for a vacationer like me.
My sisters-in-law came along and were pretty excited to meet Koda. She has such a bubbly personality and a great smile. She is really quite lovely, both inside and out.
|I bought these signed books from Browseabout|