Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Very Peachy Few Days

I'm home from Georgia and already want to go back.

How could I not have a good time, being chauffeured by the lovely and talented, Elizabeth Dulemba? e is an illustrator AND young adult novelist and bombs around Atlanta in Otis. 

We went from the airport to the hotel where I freshened up and then straight to Fox Brother's Barbecue where mac-and-cheese counts as a vegetable. Who knew?
the veggie plate

Thursday morning, the sun was shining when e and Otis came to pick me up. After a bit of poking around in Five Points, complete with photo op at the Vortex, 

I got the driving tour of Atlanta, including Martin Luther King's birthplace, 

and Centennial Park (the site of the 1996 Olympics). We were famished after all that so HAD to stop for Chicken and Waffles at Gladys Knight's restaurant (I skipped the waffles, but enjoyed some yummy collard greens). 

The afternoon was spent in the charming town of Decatur. I absolutely fell in love and am scheming to get back. Can we say Georgia Bookfest, 2013?!!! We stopped in to meet the folks at Little Shop of Stories, where Marcy was THRILLED that I was able to scribble my John Hancock on her copy of Hattie Big Sky, adding yet another title to her collection of signed Newberys; she has 300 of the nearly 400 books, since the award began. Isn't that something? The store is light and cheerful and I bought a copy of Ruth White's Way Down Deep

  (which I read on the plane on the way home and it is an absolute dee-light!)

We got a cool drink at the Square Bar's Magic Table (at least, I think that's where we were); so called because, if you are lucky enough to snag it during the Georgia Bookfest, you will see all of the famous authors pass by.

Dinner was tapas at the Iberian Pig, where


  1. Thanks for signing my kindle! I think that's a lot cooler than an electronic signature. I was looking at my kindle the other day, thinking how cool it was that I had you right there on the front. Your signature gives my old kindle character and value. I love it. If I were in school I'd take it for show and tell. :)

  2. MUST do it again soon chickadee! I had an absolute blast! My wrap-up goes live tomorrow at http://dulemba.blogspot.com/ (more fun pics).
    Big Fuzzy Hugs,