The Amelia Island Book Festival is such a JOY! Meeting new friends like Michelle and Vince make my day. They were from Chicago and enjoying some warm weather at Amelia Island. I tried my best to teach Vince how to say "I'd like a piece of pie" with a Southern accent! He got pretty close- I asked Michelle and Vince to come back next year so we could work on their Southern accents! They were a delight!!
Steve Berry was one of 2019 Amelia Island Book Festival's internationally known authors! What a guy! I read The Bishops Pawn and couldn't put it down. Every author likes to hear that!!
If you don't have a copy of Jacques Pepin's "A Grandfather's Lesson" you're missing out! It is a recipe of love! Here he is autographing books at the 2019 Amelia Island Book Festival! He is a darling!! I gave him some cooking tips on how to cook collards and hushpuppies! We Southerners are good at sharing recipies! So fun!
At the Amelia Island Book Festival, I met these gals from St. Augustine! I ended up naming them the WILD BUNCH! That's Carlyn Moyer, me, Barbara George, Elaine Brown and Mary Clark. They were a hoot! I'll speak at their book club later this year.
Meeting new friends at a book festival is a joy!!