Saturday, April 16, 2011

I Did Something New!

I like to do something new sometimes, don’t you? It’s fun to experience different things now and then. My big new adventure was going to my first “Meet The Author” program at the library to hear Shelley Shepard Gray, a full-time writer. I first learned about Shelley Shepard Gray from Christian Fiction Blog Alliance promoting one of her books, The Caregiver. I thought she sounded like a nice person I would like to know so was excited when I saw she was coming to speak at our library. I was curious to see what this would be like and invited Gerard to come too. He declined saying he would be bored; there were only three men there but about 50 women.

Shelly was both humble and amusing as she shared about some of her characters in her books and her time with her Amish friends, questioning them while hoping she wouldn’t offend them. It wasn’t boring at all! She was very nice and even brought along two gift baskets for a door prize drawing. There was also light refreshments so I brought some cookies home for Gerard—always thinking of him. He put down the turf builder at home while I was at the library.

I’ve only read three of her books so far: Hidden, Wanted. and Spring Renewal about an Amish school teacher. I am currently reading Forgiven, the third book in the Sisters of the Heart series. I also plan on attending more of these Library “Meet The Author” programs! It was quite interesting to me.

Visit her website at and to read about more of what she shared, read Meet Amish Romance Novelist Shelley Shepard Gray over at Grab A Book From Our Stack.

Have you done anything new lately? Who would you like to meet? Do you attend any library events in your area?


BeadedTail said...

That would be fun to meet the author! Maybe you could be the featured author sometime! That was nice of you to take cookies back to Gerard although I'm trying to figure out how in the world he'd be bored at the library even if he didn't listen to the program.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Well, I want to thank you for attending. It's SO encouraging to an author to have people actually show up for those events.

Post a Comment