Thursday, July 28, 2011

Name Dropping

It seems like everywhere we turn there's bad news, so I thought I'd celebrate instead some good things in the world...namely authors I've met in my travels. Even though the publishing world is more treacherous than expected, the people I've met along the way have been unexpected blessings and bright spots. There is so much to celebrate!! This is NOT, by any means, a complete list, but if you find an author's name here, know that this is someone who has impressed me professionally, but also touched and impacted me personally. If there's an author on here you'd like to lift up with a positive story, please leave a comment about them. Positive only, please. If there's someone I've left off the list, I'm sorry! My memory banks are sometimes faulty. Who did I forget???? Please comment about that author and how he/she makes the world a better place!

PS. Many of these folks will be coming to Charleston in September for SIBA (Southeastern Independent Booksellers Association trade show), and this author cannot wait!

Beth Webb Hart
Mary Alice Monroe
Marjorie Wentworth
Batt Humphreys
Pat Conroy
Cassandra King
Josephine Humphreys
Lisa Wingate
Jenny B Jones
Marybeth Whalen
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
Patti Callahan Henry
Sonny Brewer
River Jordan
Karen White
Ron Rash
Jim Minick
Tim Callahan
Carla Stewart
Eleanor Brown
Karen Harrington
Jamie Ford
Michael Morris
Neil White
Kathryn Casey
Deeanne Gist
Marcia Fine
Ad Hudler
Kathy Patrick
Jack Bass
Nathalie Dupree
Michelle Buckman
Marshall Chapman
Dale Cramer
Kwame Dawes
Ann Gabhart
Kieran Kramer
Cathy Pickens
Signe Pike
Rose Rock
Kathryn Wall
Jackie Cooper
Linda Annas Ferguson
Mindy Frindle
John Hart
Charlotte Jenkins
Janna McMahon
Charles Banov
Ken Burger
William Conescu
Brett Lott
T. Lynn Ocean
Maryann McFadden
John Thompson
Denise Hildreth
Jackie Lee Miles
Karin Gillespie
Kerry Madden
Katie Crouch
Red Evans
Rebecca T. Godwin
Sue Monk Kidd
Dorothea Benton Frank
Dori Sanders
Dick Cote
and on and on...!!

1 comment:

Karen said...

Wonderful people the whole lot of 'em. Looking forward to SIBA.