Monday, July 27, 2009
Hanging Out with Author Ann Parker in Breckenridge
This past Saturday, Ann Parker and I had a joint book signing at the Welcome Center in Breckenridge, Colorado as a fundraiser for the Summit County Library (20% of the proceeds went to the library). The first photo is of me outside the center with the sign announcing our event. The second is of Ann and me behind the counter with our books. In the third photo, we are joined by Lauren and Rapid (yes, that's the name he goes by), Brecken- ridge Chamber of Commerce staff. I think Ann is saying something funny to the photo- grapher, my husband Neil.
After the signing, Ann took us out for a lovely dinner at the Quandary Grill. She spent the next two nights with us at our second home in Breckenridge. On Sunday, Ann and I took the historical walking tour around Breckenridge and toured the Barney Ford House museum. I'm sure she gathered some great ideas for her next historical mystery novel! For more information on historical sites in Breckenridge, see the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance's website.
After a stop at Weber's Books & Drawings for Ann to leave some signed books (they have signed copies of mine, too), I fixed a pasta & eggplant dinner, and we rounded out the evening with a soak in the hot tub (sorry, no photos!). The last photo was taken this morning at the top of the Peak 8 chairlift at the Breckenridge ski resort.
Ann is driving off to Avon, Colorado now for an event this evening at the Avon Public Library. For more information about her and her books and upcoming Colorado appearances, see her website. When Ann swings through Colorado Springs next weekend, we plan to meet Friday at 5 pm at Trinity Brewing there with anyone who'd like to share a few drinks and visit with the two of us. Let me know here or at my website if you plan to join us so we can reserve you a chair!
Ann Parker is just one example of the many great fellow mystery authors I have met and shared time with during my writing career. We really are a truly supportive and congenial bunch!