I’m thrilled to be working on a great project and to be working with some high energy, creative Arizonans!
Gifts To Go is coordinating and sponsoring an AZ Authors Weekend at Barnaby Street Shoppes (11340 W Bell Road, Suite 128, Surprise, AZ) on the weekend of July 15- 17, 2011. Some of the finite details are still being worked through but we’ll have Arizona authors joining us Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I’m looking to have the press release and advertising plan in place by the end of this week. Oh, so much to do but this is a labor of love.
Books have always been my favorite of all favorite gifts. Love the look of books, love the feel of books, love the smell of books (and they all smell different), love the weight of books, love the trips you can take with books, love the things you can think about with books.
I’m still looking for some additional Arizonan authors to want to participate in this project but I get so excited when another one finds out what we’re up to and then wants to join us for the weekend. As soon as the list of participating authors is complete, I’ll publish their names and genres so we can all get our summer reading lists in order. Might even consider including a Gift Book Registry in the event details.
If you love books, even if you love books but not to the same degree as I do, please plan to visit us for the discussions, readings and signings that will occur throughout the weekend. The fact that Barnaby Street Shoppes is located at Surprise’s colorful plaza with the gorgeous fountain and restaurants only makes this event better. Come for the authors and books and then stroll over to the fountain for dinner and a glass of wine and relax. Sounds like a great weekend, doesn’t it?