Sunday, October 09, 2005

Better Late Than Never...Our D.C. Report

Whew!! It's been a minute since we've posted, but it's taken that long to catch our breath. The Femme's had a great time in the Washington, D.C. area, the last stop on our 2005 military base tour. We did the town, that's for sure. Big shout out to B. Dalton's Books in Union Station, Roderick at the Voice of America, all the folks who turned out to see and support us at Fort Meade, Andrews Airforce Base and Fort Belvoir. Many thanks and big hug to guest author, Chris Chamber who joined us in Fort Belvoir. He was a delight to share the event with, despite his bold Hawaiian shirt. But don't let his questionable taste in attire deter you from checking out his work. The boy can write! Check him out at www.chrischambersbooks.com

We have to give special love to Femme author, Victoria Christopher Murray, who recently lost her beloved father and decided to join us anyway. It was a tough decision, but the love from both fans and the rest of the Femmes was a great boost. We constantly have her in our thoughts and ask that you will too.

Jacquelin Thomas was a trooper as well, suffering a flat tire on the way to Fort Meade and missing most of the signing. But here's how beloved she is. She arrived to find several fans who waited nearly two hours for her to sign their books! Now that's love!

I have to say our Voice of America interview was crazy and fun. Marissa and Carmen cut up on the air as usual, and still managed to relay all the pertinent information. If you haven't had the great opportunity to check these amazing women out, please run the the next signing they have. Check out their websites and catch them in action. You won't be disappointed.

These two also turned out the B. Dalton's signing. They both had quite the fan club hanging out at the signing table. I do recall a very nice and attentive gentleman offering to give Carmen a ride around the mall in his wheelchair. I can't remember if she accepted :-). Though I do remember him waiting outside the restaurant later after dinner--several hours later, I might add. Carmen has her fans!

I wish everyone could have as much fun as we do on the road together. We posted some pictures for you. We apologize for the quality but they were taken with Marissa's, as she put it, 'ghetto' camera.

We missed Nina on this trip. She was doing the mom thing back in Texas and couldn't join us. We missed her wry sense of humor and her quiet commentary on all the happenings.

Well that's all for now. We'll be back soon to post information on the November event in Ontario, California. The Pomona Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta is sponsoring "An Evening With The Authors" featuring The Femme Fantastik Tour with special guest Travis Hunter. More on that later.

1 comment:

akilah said...

This is great!
I get to see all of my favorite authors...I sure wish you all could come to Chicago.....I will be on the lookout
safe traveling and I am enjoying your books :)