Friday night I marked something off of my bucket list. I got to meet my very favorite author.
I’ve mentioned Mary Kay Andrews a couple times on the blog and I’ve taken to saving her latest books for special occasions like vacations because they are so good. Andrews writes light and happy women's fiction and it's always based in the south. The author has a passion for food and antiques/remodeling so those things usually pop up in her stories. I randomly saw that she was coming to Charlotte and put it in the back of my mind to go.
Well, Andy and I were wandering around Taste of Charlotte, more on that later, and I mentioned that I might want to go meet her since we were finishing up. I’m not the best at doing things all on my own but I’m trying to get better at it. So after a little encouragement I headed off to Park Road Books. I was definitely the youngest person there by like 20 years but I really enjoyed hearing her speak and learning about her background and likes and dislikes. She was super sweet, southern, and everything I had hoped. I got a chance to tell her how much I LOVE her chicken salad recipe from Itsy Bitty Lies, I’ll share that one day too, and how much I really enjoy her stories overall. I bought my mom and I a copy of her new book Spring Fever and had them signed! It was a great experience and I’m so glad I went.