|Big thanks to Irene for arranging the schmooze.|
|Green eggs...not dyed!|
That evening, Irene hosted her book club, which had read Cleopatra's Moon. Everybody brought the most delicious Greek/book-themed food--even an almond cake/pastry in honor of Ptolly's favorite snack. We had a great conversation about mother's and daughters and history.
As the evening wound down, Irene absolutely gobsmacked me with the loveliest present--a shadow-box filled with Cleopatra Selene-themed mementos. The quote! The peacock feather! The golden rope! I was so amazed and touched I couldn't speak for a few moments. Look at it. Isn't it beautiful?
The whole evening left me with such a deep sense of gratitude for friends like Irene and the awesome support from the SCBWI community.
And the tireless Irene is holding yet ANOTHER schmooze this Friday with author-illustrator Sarah Frances Hardy, featuring her delightful new picture book, Puzzled by Pink. So, if you're anywhere near Birmingham, make sure to visit Little Professor Books on Friday at 3:30.