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Barbara Vey’s Readers Luncheon

I gave each of my guest a tea cup, a Susan Carlisle bag and books.

I gave each of my guest a tea cup, a Susan Carlisle bag and books.

My wonderful table guest.

My wonderful table guest.

A couple of weeks ago, Debbie Kaufman and I traveled to Milwakee to be a part of Barbara Vey’s Readers Luncheon. We each had our own table. The guestshad bought a ticket to have lunch with us. It always surprises my children that people would actually pay to eat with me. The night before all the authors got together to answer questions that Barbara had gotten from readers. Debbie Macomber was the guest speacker. She did an excellent job.

Sixty authors getting instructions from Barbara.

Sixty authors getting instructions from Barbara.

Debbie waiting to answer a question.

Debbie waiting to answer a question.

The tables are ready. All that is missing is the 500 readers who will fill them.

The tables are ready. All that is missing is the 500 readers who will fill them.

Barbara Vey with my handsome Doc that I

Barbara Vey with my handsome Doc that I’m having a contest to name.

Marilyn Baron - May 6, 2014 - 5:02 am

Susan, the Barbara Vey luncheon sounds wonderful. I love your giveaways.

Piper - May 6, 2014 - 7:15 am

Children are always surprised at people who want anything to do with their parents! I’m experiencing that with my almost teen son right now and it reminds me about how I was with my parents. I guess he’ll grow out of it someday…

Thank you for this report. I’ve always wanted to go to this event, but it takes place at a bad time in the school year. Given how it has grown, maybe it will continue to happen and I can go some year. Thanks for the report and pics!

Tamara leBlanc - May 6, 2014 - 9:50 am

WOW!!! that looks like it was a great event. Wish I had attended :)
Thanks for sharing the pics, too!
Have a great afternoon,
Tamara

Connie Gillam - May 6, 2014 - 1:05 pm

What a great event. I attended my first (and only) reader’s lunch in Birmingham, Ala several years ago. It was great fun.

That would be wonderful to do as an author. I’ll have to wait until I get a readership. LOL

Walt Mussell - May 6, 2014 - 1:11 pm

If I was in this situation, my kids would probably say, “Dad, don’t tell any jokes. You’re not that funny.”

Carol Burnside - May 6, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Susan, it looks like a well put together event and your doc looks great!

Susan Carlisle - May 6, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Marilyn,
I did have a good time. I love to meet the readers. I could’t have asked for a better group of table guests.

Susan Carlisle - May 6, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Piper,

It is something I have to plan for but well worth the trouble.

Susan Carlisle - May 6, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Tamara,

Good to see you. I look forward to going again next year.

Susan Carlisle - May 6, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Connie,

Readers Luncheons are the best. Readers want to meet new authors and they love book too.

Susan Carlisle - May 6, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Walt,
You you make me laugh. My kids feel the same way.

Susan Carlisle - May 6, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Thanks Carol. He was a hit.

Maxine Davis - May 7, 2014 - 10:50 am

Susan, I looks like it was a wonderful trip. One day I plan to join all of you there. Your doc looks wonderful. Too bad I’m not good with names nor titles. So glad you and Debbie had a good time!

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