I had the opportunity to visit with the members of Greensboro's oldest book club last week. I told them about my books, and they in turn shared with me their hospitality. The delicious cake served was nearly as sweet as the women were, as they asked questions about my writing.
One woman in particular knows Oriental, North Carolina, far better than I do (and I know it fairly well, having kept a sailboat there for years). We shared stories of the place and the people -- and she's quite familiar with Lukens, the location of my novel, Leaving Lukens.
My thanks go out to the ladies of Ex Libris Book Club for hosting a delightful afternoon of book talk and true southern hospitality.