After an amazingly busy day filled with kids and my parents, I was able to slip out of here to meet the hysterical, rock my world talented, Joshilyn Jackson. As some of you may recall I got my hot little hands on an arc of her newest at a booksellers fair last fall. The book, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, made my head explode with it's greatness and when I saw that she was coming to Portland, I had to go see her. I knew Joshilyn slightly from a list we are both on and had exchanged a few emails, so I felt I knew her well enough to pin her down to have dinner with me so I could do a little fan girl gushing.
We went to Pazzo but the kitchen was closed. Joshilyn was starving so we had barfood... and yes, Pazzo Ristorante is good enough that their barfood includes mannicotti and amazing bread. The meal also included a fabulous flight of three different pinot noirs. After fine food, I walked over to Powells City of Books and relaxed until it was time for her to go live.
I gained a lot of pointers from watching her related to the crowd and people adored her. Picked up Gods in Alabama and Between, Georgia and had them signed, as well as the ARC I got last fall. I now have a complete set of Joss Jackson books... how is that for cool??
All in all, a fabulous evening. A writer's evening:)