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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Diva Update!

School visits are awesome, and Diva Dia and I recently hit two schools in Auburn, Washington: Rainier and Mt. Baker Middle Schools. We were so welcomed by both. The appearances were thanks to King County Library Systems librarian and Roller Derby queen, Rachel McDonald.

After the school visits we hit her teen book club to discuss the writing life.

And then we participated in rgz LIVE! with Ellen Emerson White online at the group forum in the Auburn Public Library's Teen Zone.

The greatest news in Divaland is that Justina Chen Headley is back in the states! After an amazing three months in China, she's home again, ready to write, and celebrate the upcoming release of North of Beautiful on February 1.


Here she is at the airport yesterday am after a 24 hour flight, looking beautiful as always. Note the gorgeous handbag!

Holly and I are so happy to have Justina home! The entire rgz team is cheering! Catch her at the forum and give her a shout out, everyone!

~Lorie Ann, rgz diva/author


Melissa Walker said...

Yay, glad Tina's back! And in that stunning red coat and gorgeous bag? You inspire me to fly in fashion next time.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Definitely, flying in fashion is a must. :~)

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