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Book Lovers Monthly Book Swap & Gab Session w/ Author Karen Casey Fitzjerrell

We will welcome author Karen Casey Fitzjerrell as our guest speaker.  She is the award-winning writer of several novels including The Dividing Season and Forgiving Effie Beck.  Here is a link to her web site: http://karencaseyfitzjerrell.com/

Following Karen's presentation and Q&A, we will have our regular book swap. Bring one or more books that you have read and swap with others for ones you haven't read.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING HAS CHANGED.  WE WILL RETURN TO OUR REGULAR LOCATION AT LA MADELEINE IN FEB.

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  • Jan M.

    I really enjoyed the venue at the library. Much quieter, plenty of room for everyone, good parking. I would love to continue meeting there. It's only a couple miles (literally) from the La Madeleine; and seeing I already have to drive so far, it doesn't matter about the distance. :-)

    1 · January 20, 2014

    • Bill

      Jan, i plan to bring this up as a discussion item at the next meeting, and take one more vote. This time I will count the hands.

      January 20, 2014

  • John L. Grogan J.

    I could go either way, both have their advantages.

    January 20, 2014

  • Lisa B.

    I tried to go, but my tire blew out in the way! Two hours waiting for a wrecker. Bummer.

    January 13, 2014

    • Bill

      that is a bummer, indeed

      January 14, 2014

  • Jan M.

    Here's my write-up and the book list from today: http://weneedmoreshelves.com/

    3 · January 11, 2014

    • Bill

      Thanks Jan! This is always appreciated!

      1 · January 11, 2014

    • John L. Grogan J.

      Very cool Jan, thanks!

      1 · January 12, 2014

  • Karen Casey Fitzjerrell A.

    I'm not sure I should pipe in here - but the experience was positive for me. Thanks, everyone, for the time and attention! Connecting with readers helps me grow as a writer.

    3 · January 11, 2014

    • Bill

      Karen, thanks for your comments and ideas!

      January 11, 2014

  • John L. Grogan J.

    Always come away enriched from having visited. So many good books out there.

    3 · January 11, 2014

  • John L. Grogan J.

    I love gaining insight into the writing process, seeing how authors organize ideas, develop plot and character, and edit. Great talk by Karen today. If we stay at the Brook Hollow location, we gotta keep the empty chair in the middle of the circle. Just in case.

    3 · January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed Karen Casey Fitzjerrell's talk. She was very personable and open about her writing process and the challenges of self publishing and marketing.

    3 · January 11, 2014

  • Jan M.

    Karen did a great job introducing her two books and talking about the joys and tribulations of writing and self-publishing. Can't wait to read the new book!

    2 · January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey cats, had a question i know that i had given a book away last time but...something emotional has happened and i'd very much like, when who ever swapped it, reads it, to have it back. please let me know....

    January 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Requiem for a Dream

      January 7, 2014

    • Bill

      Julianne, your book was brought to the meeting. Hopefully it will be brought back again.

      January 11, 2014

  • Karen

    Interesting peek into the publishing world!

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My newborn is not feeling well today and I can't make it.

    January 11, 2014

  • marie

    Sadly i regret that i will not be attending the meeting due to health issues. I was looking forward to it.

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Totally going!

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Karen Casey Fitzjerrell A.

    Oops. I meant, of course, "Question and Answer sessions ARE..."

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Karen Casey Fitzjerrell A.

    I can't wait. I love, love, love connecting with readers. Question and Answer sessions is my favorite part so bring them on. Anything from research channels to plotting and characterization. I will have books to sell too. (Check, cash, credit card)

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · January 4, 2014

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