Last night, as preliminary to today's Blue Ridge Book and Author Showcase, there was a reception at the Cedars in Hendersonville and I got to meet two of my blog buddies -- Carol Murdoch (The Writers Porch) and Bo Parker (Cobbledstones.) What fun to spend time with folks I already feel I know via their blogs and comments !
The reception honored Louise Howe Bailey, a much-loved historian of Hendersonville and Henderson County, with a charming dramatic presentation of some of her writing. (Carol took pictures -- I'm hoping they'll show up on her blog.)
When the reception was over, I walked back to The Waverly Inn where I am staying and enjoyed chatting with Gary Carden (Holler Notes). We sat on the beautiful front porch till the mosquitoes became troublesome and I made notes of ideas to pursue. Gary's a story teller and a playwright and I came away with ideas for at least six books, somewhere down the road. . . Melungeons and Lumbees and Lost Colony survivors and fool killers, oh my!