Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New friends

We met some new friends at the Mint Hill Farmer's Market last Saturday. Jim and I were there to give our poisoned plant workshop and sign copies of our books during the Herb and Flower Festival.

There was a big crowd and the weather was nice. We met readers who'd enjoyed our garden mysteries and found some readers who wanted to try them for the first time.

Joe Kish stopped by on his way back from the recycle center and told us he was going home to get his wife. "She's reading your books right now. She won't believe you're here and she can get you to sign her books!"

We were polite and said we would see him later. Of course, I can't say how many times people have said something like this and never come back. I think people feel a little strange sometimes when they see you sitting there with a big pile of books.

But Joe was as good as his word and came back about an hour later with his wife, Billie. She had a shopping bag with our books in it and wanted to buy what she didn't have already.

Both Joe and Billie were wonderful! It's amazing how you can connect with some people right away.

This Saturday, we'll be at the Rocky River Vineyard Spring Festival. We're looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones over a few glasses of some muscadine wine and (hopefully) some beautiful weather!

Hope we sell out of books again!

Joyce Lavene

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