SUNDAY

A perfect start to the day – brunch with old friends from Maui Writer’s Conference days. Jack and Tracy Smith with their darling three-year-old son, came into the city and joined Eldon and us for a nice long visit. Was good to catch up, and seeing all the strange characters and riding the glass elevators was a big thrill for the little one.

Terry’s panel today was NYT Best Selling Authors Tell All, with Kevin Anderson, Charlaine Harris, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nancy Knight and Jonathan Maberry. Writers imparted words of wisdom on the business of writing and the hard-working life of a professional author.

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Following the panel, Terry, ably assisted once again by Jerry Mize and Teresa Patterson (signing copies of The World of Shannara – a bonus for lucky fans) signed books, badges and bookmarks for another two hours.

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We then attended What’s Coming Next from Del Rey Books with Betsy Mitchell, Shelly Shapiro, Elizabeth Moon and Shawntelle Madison, a new Del Rey writer. Many exciting books arriving for fall by new, as well as old favorite, authors.

Dinner with Betsy at a unique restaurant featuring gourmet Southern cooking capped off a long but satisfying day. Two Urban Licks – we recommened it!

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