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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Book Friends Are Best Friends #PioneerHearts #meetandgreet #booklovers

Book Friends Are Best Friends
by Jacquie Rogers

Book people are a bit on the strange side.  On the one hand, we like nothing better than a quiet house with a crackling fire in the fireplace, a cup of coffee (or tea if you must), a furry friend, and a stack of great books.  We love to lose ourselves in a wondrous story world and become the characters we read.  

On the other hand, most of us also love to occasionally emerge from our reading caves to meet other book lovers.  And that's just what I plan to do the entire month of February.  The weather isn't cooperating but we're bound and determined to... (drum roll)

Go to Texas!  

My husband and I are driving from Seattle to Texas, and the first stop is the Pioneer Hearts Readers and Authors Meet-up at the Legends Bar & Grill, which is in the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma.  I hope you can join us!

You'll rub shoulders with Kristen Osbourne, Maxine Douglas, Patricia Carroll, Caroline Clemmons, Hebby Roman, Kathleen Tighe Ball, Carra Copelin, and lots more!  The meet-up is February 11th at 11 am.  (For those of you who know me, I did NOT set the time, or else it would've been held at 8 pm.)  I see coffee in my future.  If we can get there.

So from Seattle, we drive to Los Angeles, then over to Texas, and north to Oklahoma.  Yikes!  But the roads are too hazardous for us to take the shorter route through Idaho and Utah.  The extra 1,000 miles is worth it.  My book friends are worth it.

Then we're headed south to Ft. Worth, where we'll hang out with Caroline Clemmons and her family.  I've been Caroline's fangirl for at least 10 years.  Her books are wonderful and I've studied them for technique and structure.  While we have differing strengths, I've learned a lot from her and was tickled to death when I actually got to talk to her on the phone.  And now I get to meet her in real life!

And here's a real treat--you can meet Caroline and me somewhere in the Ft. Worth area, time and date TBA.  For more information on this meet-up, check my Facebook page.

Speaking of Caroline, have you read Josephine, the first book of her Bride Brigade series.  It's a compelling and heartfelt story that you sure don't want to miss.  The Kindle version is available for the bargain price of 99¢.  So read it today and then you can talk to her about it next weekend.  How fun is that?

Then we plan to hang out with Honey Beaulieu in San Antonio.  If you live in the area and want to meet up, message me on Facebook.

Honey Beaulieu - Man Hunter

I'll have another meet and greet somewhere around Prescott, Arizona toward the end of the month, so keep watch on my Facebook page for information on that.  I'll be hanging out with my friend Ann Charles, the diva wench, and author of the Deadwood Mysteries series, the Jackrabbit Junction series, and the Dig Site Mysteries series.

By then, I reckon my husband and I will be pretty much road-foundered and ready to come home.  There's nothing like sleeping in your own bed.

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Honey Beaulieu - Man Hunter series

Hearts of Owyhee series


  1. Sounds like a fantastic road trip with lots of fun along the way. Safe travels.

    1. Thanks, Sandra. We plan to have a great time and it's just so thrilling to get to meet people who've been my online friends for years. Hey, we should have a SGRR meet-up!

  2. Sounds like a great trip, but I got tired just reading about it! *LOL*


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