The Best Southwest Bookfest is a wonderful collaboration of the public libraries of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster, Texas and the University of North Texas-Dallas. Larry and I were pleased to be invited by DeSoto Public Library’s Lucile Dade to be part of this year’s festival which was held at the Cedar Hill Recreation Center on March 27, 28, 29. Festival Author Coordinator, the very gracious Mary Musgrave, who was pivotal in creating this festival, was extremely helpful and a delight to get to know.
Larry & I presented our ‘From Idea to Print’ author & illustrator workshop and my ‘Medieval Ghosts & Very Old Jokes’. We participated in an Open Form Question and Answer session and signed copies of our book, ‘The Ghost of Hampton Court’. It was a treat getting to meet and work with the many accomplished and aspiring authors during the festival including the wild and hilarious true crime novelist, Diane Fanning. Now, she’s got an interesting story... Here’s kudos for hosting such a great festival and many thanks to Mary, Lucile, Pat Bonds and the many lovely ladies and librarians of the Best Southwest Bookfest for making us feel so at home. Thank you!