On Saturday, I (Holly) joined strangers and friends alike to celebrate Martha Brockenbrough's new book, Things that Make Us [Sic] at her Third Place Books event. Highlights included having my grammar fortune told by Grammarella (I'm a comma: "You help people pause for reflection and comprehension. You're like a breath of fresh air."), seeing Joni Sensel, author of The Humming of Numbers, and chatting about visions and revisions, and hearing Jolie Stekly's Big News (woohoo, Jolie!).
Here's a shot of us, pinched from Jolie's blog (Joni, Martha, Holly, Jolie):
I was a Martha fan long before I met her, and she's just as hilarious and approachable and brilliant in person as in her columns, books, and SPOGG (The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar). Here, she chats about Bob Dylan, laying, lying, and...naughty chickens:
Holly Cupala, Author & rgz diva