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Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Birthday and Lorna Landvik Book Signing

Today is my mother's 89th birthday. We've already celebrated as a family. I would like to wish her the happiest of birthdays. She's a spry 89 so we fully expect quite a few more years from her. Happy Birthday, Mom!
Last night a portion of our Ladies With Books book club went to hear Lorna Landvik speak and sign books. She's the author of such books as: Patty Jane's House of Curl, Your Oasis on Flame Lake, The Tall Pine Polka, Welcome to the Great Mysterious, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, and Oh My Stars. She has two new books out : The View From Mount Joy and 'Tis the Season. She was a delightful lady to listen to. I think it's interesting to hear about how people write and where their ideas come from. Lorna also did stand-up comedy in her previous life so you can imagine the wit she has. We all agreed on the way home she looks enough like and can sound enough like Sarah Palin that she could give Tina Fey a run for her money. Our book club had read Oh My Stars and loved it. Before we left several of us had bought a different book of Lorna's and we'll share them with each other. That was a delightful evening!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to your precious mother! What a joyous day -- 89 years young!

I love to read so I will have to check out your suggestions. Thanks!



Lorrie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! She looks like a delightful lady. I know you enjoyed celebrating with her!

I'm not familiar with Lorna Landvik, but I'll have to check her out.