3. Denise - a new friend that went to the book signing with me
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Tonight I went to Sandra Dallas' book reading and signing at The Tattered Cover, an independent book store here in Denver. I was so excited as this was my first in person author meet. I love that I'm so close to great/fun events being here in Colorado!
Mrs. Dallas was very entertaining as she discussed and read from her book Whiter Than Snow. She was quick and witty when answering the many audience questions.
One comment that was posed to Mrs. Dallas was "There seems to be a lot of sewing or stitching in your previous books . . ."
To which the author commented that "Back in the day characters smoked and a writer could write about the 'smoke billowing' or 'removing a piece of tobacco from her lip . . .' or the paraphernalia involved with smoking such as the 'intricate embossed lighter' or 'cigarette holder'. In this day, smoking is frowned upon. So they (Mrs. Dallas' characters) sew!"
The first book I read by Sandra Dallas was The Persian Pickle Club. A quilting friend of mine suggested or gave it to me. It was a fun, light read.
I forgot my camera, but here is a pic of the inscription she wrote in my book.
I had told her I was new to Colorado and was enjoying all the opportunities it afforded. Mrs. Dallas is from Colorado, so her welcome was taken to heart.