Friday, July 9, 2010

King's English-SLC's Author Mecca

*Note: I'm signing Sat, July 10th, 10-2 at the Sandy Costco*
Ah, the King's English. Little known fact: the King's English and I were born in the same year. So was American Eagle, I think... a good year to be born, it seems. Last night I was there to celebrate Kimberley Griffiths Little's most recent book release, "The Healing Spell."
For those of you who have never been to the King's English, it's pretty much the "it" indie bookstore in Utah. As you can see from the picture, it's not huge. In many parts of the store it's a stretch for two people to squeeze past each other, but what little floor space they have they fill with amazing books. You can pretty much pick up any book at the King's English and walk away with a winner. In fact, before they'll agree to host a signing for you, they will read your book and make sure it's a perfect fit for their store.
You gotta love people who love books that much!
While I was there I got to hang out with other authors, some with books out, and others with books coming out next year: Suzette Saxton, Elana Johnson, Ali Cross, Nichole Giles, and Jenn Wilks. We listened to stories of the bayou from Kimberley, tasted Cajun treats, got signed books and then ate Middle Eastern food next door at Mazza--where I secretly judged all my new friends by how much they tip (they all passed, we can be friends!) while they oohed and ahhed over the wit and vocabulary of our waiter of ambiguous sexuality.
Kidding. Kind of. That last sentence is Kay's influence, I swear. I've been writing a lot of scenes with her in them recently and sometimes it's hard not to bring her with me when I leave the house. I really have to shift gears to get inside her head, and sometimes it's hard to shift back into my usual gear :)
I love Kay, though. She makes me laugh out loud as I type in the privacy of my room. My new roomie might just think I'm nuts... either that, or that I watch TV very quietly. Sometimes Kay says and does that surprise even me, but I try to leave them in. I just don't have the heart to edit her spirit too much :)
You'll have to let me know what you think of her from Book 3 on... because while the book formerly known as Idle Playgrounds basically begins the same, it quickly derails into a different story line.


  1. Can't wait to see where you take the story now! For some authors "derail" might equal trainwreck, but I have no doubt that derailing with you will just lead us down a new and even more fantastic storyline :)!

  2. All you cute girls - my PEEPS! - didn't invite ME to dinner!!! I'm soooo left out!!!