The next morning after the Southern Breeze conference, there was a meeting for SCBWI PAL (published and listed) members at the pool . . .
I attended and talked about my undying love of Scrivener, a writer's best friend.
Then, it was off to explore Alabama with my dear friend, the talented Kerry Madden and her awesome daughter, Norah. When they took me to Vulcan Park, I got all excited, thinking it was about a certain Vulcan from Star Trek . . .
BTW, here's an awesome review of WARP SPEED, my novel about a Star Trek geek who's bullied and beat up everyday at school.
And here's my very own Vulcan, er, Leonard Nimoy autograph . . .
In fact, the day before, my writing students had been doing their own Vulcan salutes . . .
However, the Vulcan in Alabama, was someone else entirely. Here's Norah and Olive, the dog, doing their best Vulcan . . .
So then, after visiting the non-Star Trek Vulcan, we headed to Tuscaloosa. I was shocked to see the damage from the tornado that hit a few months earlier . . .
Just down the road, the annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts was in town . . .
We got to meet awesome artist and picture book illustrator Bethanne Hill . . .
Peepy loved all the art . . .
(While there, a woman came up to me and said, "Why do you hold up that yellow thing when you take pictures?" I explained who Peepy was, and she just said, "okay," then walked away.)
It was such a thrill to meet Kerry's famous folk artist friend, Charlie "Tin Man" Lucus . . .
Peepy noted that Tin Man already had yellow paint, and she offered to let him paint her. Who knows . . . ?
Further along, we saw more fascinating sights . . .
Later, we had delicious BBQ at local favorite, Dreamland . . .
Thanks, Kerry and Norah for a marvelous day!!!!
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