I'm getting things ready for this weekend's Blue Ridge BookFest! It's going to be held in Hendersonville/Flat Rock area at the Blue Ridge Community College, and if you're in the area, I hope you'll stop by to visit my table at this free event. There are guest speakers on Friday night, and the vendors' part (that's where we set up our tables) will be on Saturday from 8ish to 3ish.
For those of you in the Triad area of N.C., come on up to Mount Airy on June 16 for the town's first-ever book fair. Lots of regional authors will be there, too. Our booth fees go to support the Friends of the Library. It's for a good cause, and the library is a really cool space. Please tell your friends about these free events. With budget cuts to local libraries, it's truly important for all of us who enjoy reading to help in whatever ways we can. I love libraries -- they are great places for books, of course, but libraries also offer special programs like travel talks and summer camps and reading programs for children, and plays for all ages, and I could go on and on .... please support your local library!