It was great fun participating in Books Alive in Panama City, Florida. Pat Conroy kept his audience entertained with stories of the writing world and teasing the man who introduced him, Panama City's former mayor, Gerry Clemons, one of the event's greatest supporters. Kim Boykin, Cassandra King, Patty Callahan Henry, Cynthia Lord, River Jordan, Cynthia and Clif Graubart have now become old friends through the many festivals we have attended together.
My presentation kicked off the event at 9:00. I was delighted that my room filled to overflowing Unfortunately, some had to be turned away! I always enjoy talking about my book and the events in the story and I had a receptive audience. The events in the novel are with day trip distance of Panama City.