There are moments in my life that are so wonderful I have to pinch myself to make sure they are real.
On Tuesday, May 24th, I had the privilege to join a group of wonderful book bloggers and have dinner with the amazing Beth Hoffman. We were to meet at 7:15 pm at Mercer’s Kitchen, in Soho New York.
I experienced my first subway ride which I caught with Candace from Beth Fish Reads, Dawn from She’s Too Fond Of Books, and Swapna from S. Krishna’s Books. We arrived early and waited at the bar for the rest of the bloggers and for Beth.
I met at the restaurant Lydia from Lost Entwife and she brought her sister Candace too. Shortly after Nicole came from Linus’s Blanket, and then Julie from Booking Mama and Kathy from Bermuda Onion. Two new to me bloggers were Stephanie from Steph The Bookworm and Mandy from The Well-Read Wife.
And of course, there was Beth Hoffman. Beth may as well have walked right off her website as we all knew her right away – she looks exactly like her picture! Sweet and friendly she came in and hugged each one of us, calling us her girls and escorting us to a large table for our reservation.
She had flown in the previous day just to meet with us. The dinner was lovely and the conversation just as lovely. It was so interesting to listen to her talk about the characters she brought to life in Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt as well as the one character in the book that is requested time and again by her fans to make a come back, Oletta. (I would have to agree)
I ordered the halibut which was so amazing, and a raspberry wafer dessert that was melt in your mouth delicious.
What a great evening! As we talked Beth shared what was next on her agenda and I am excited to share that it is another book (SSQQUUUEEE!!!) called Looking For Me. Beth shared that Looking For Me is going to be quite different from Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt. I am sooooo excited!
After a wonderful meal and good byes (and a few tears shed), I made it back to the hotel at 11:30 p.m. Thrilled with a wonderful evening and the excitement of a second book by this incredible author.