I was so excited. What could be better than meeting up with not one, but SEVERAL local authors in Author and Reader Heaven (A.K.A -The Library)? Some writer friends and I joined a Valentine’s event at Atglen Public Library where we could bring our books, speed date with books, do blind dating with books and talk about our books. I couldn’t wait!
The day finally arrives. My son had a sleepover, so I woke up early to make the kids breakfast. One broken sunny side up egg and several burnt pancakes later, I move on to baking the star shaped cookies I planned to bring with me. Things were going well ( I should have known) and I finally pulled my last batch out of the oven. I placed the tray on the counter and proceeded to knock my freshly baked cookies onto the floor! Ugh. So I nixed the cookies. I was a little frustrated, but at least I had a funny Facebook post. I quickly grabbed my shower, grabbed my author things and ran out the door.
I was thirsty, so I grabbed a small can of soda. Finally, I was on my way. Halfway down the Turnpike, I reach for my open soda. That’s when I realized it fell. Sideways. Emptying itself into the container in front of it. The last thing I want is the puddle to dry into a sticky gooey mess, so I grab anything sitting around and clean up as best as possible.
Finally, I was almost at my destination. Other than missing my turnoff a few times (yes, a FEW) I finally pull up in front of the library. Once there, I knew my crazy morning was over. Despite the hurdles and obstacles I finally made it. Despite the temptations to give up and turn around, I kept at it and it was worth it.
I walked in to a lovely cozy library filled with friendly people. The staff was kind and welcoming. The atmosphere was inviting. I just wanted to grab a book, sit down and read! Then I met up with the authors, some of whom I’ve known online for a while. It was such a wonderful feeling to know that there were so many local authors to meet and network with.