I was so excited to hear that Trish @ Hey Lady!, Amy @ My Friend Amy, Nicole @ Linus’s Blanket, and Michelle @ Galleysmith were all planning to come to Baltimore to have dinner with me on Friday night after day 1 of the Baltimore Book Festival. Trish, Amy, and Nicole were all in town for the National Book Festival in DC, and Michelle lives in DC so she was their driver. How lucky am I?!
The original plan was for them to meet me for the YA panel … but traffic was horrible so they missed it. They did get there in time for the author meet & greet afterward though.
After the signing we headed out to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for dinner. Michelle was following me in her car but again, traffic was bad, so we got separated. Once I got them unlost, they found a parking garage on the opposite side of the street and we got back together.
It was a gorgeous night out. We walked the few blocks to Harborplace and had dinner at J. Paul’s Restaurant. The food was delicious, but the conversation was even better. Of course, I couldn’t stop talking since I was so excited (so sorry ladies, I’m sure you wanted me to shut up after a while!).
I had intended to do a video of our conversation and have each person introduce herself … but I was having such a good time that I forgot all about it. I did manage to get some pictures though!