This weekend is the National Book Festival!
That exclamation mark is because I was honored to be a featured author at the 2004 National Book Festival. Professional scribbler I may be, there are still not words enough to describe how unutterably cool it is to be speaking on the Mall, within sight of the Capitol, the White House and especially the Lincoln Memorial. We got a reception at the Library of Congress (squee!) the night before, too, and I got to hear Sandra Brown deliver the welcome address. She is a terrific speaker and if you get the chance you should go listen to her (ask her to tell the story about the bottle of Tabasco sauce).
If you’re in love with words and the people who put them together on a page for you to read, if you live in the area or you’re visiting D.C. from out of town, you should definitely put this on your list.
Have a blast! I did.