This week I went to one of my favorite events in RVA, the Book and Author Dinner hosted by the Junior League of Richmond. I don’t remember when I started going to this great event but it never disappoints. Each year they have six to seven authors who speak for around ten minutes. Sometimes they share writing tips or how they became inspired to write their books. Other times they share life stories. Each time I leave energized. This year Dan Harris spoke about his book 10% Happier. I loved this book and took practical, life changing tips from it. A New York Times reporter spoke eloquently about his column entitled, Modern Love. The book, Love Illuminated by Daniel Jones, sounds like a treat. A husband stood up and spoke for his wife as she is ill from the treatment of her Stage 4 breast cancer. Her book, Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening, looks like a great Mother’s Day gift. The other authors were interesting as well but I’ll spare you the details. Just plan on buying tickets to this event next year as it’s the 70th anniversary!
In other RVA news…I had coffee with my writing partner-in-crime at the Daily Grind in Short Pump. They support local artists of all sorts. Jenni reports the egg sandwich was delish. The smoothies were too!
If you haven’t been to kuba kuba, you need to go. The food is awesome. I think it is usually packed. My kids loved the plantains and quesadillas. I had a shrimp dish that I devoured. But my fav thing is the Tres Leche Cake and a little birdie told me I may be getting one for my birthday!