I have just heard some wonderful news!
I'm a person who loves hearing wonderful news.
Especially when it concerns someone I know.
Especially when it concerns someone who deserves every accolade, every award, every single nice thing said about her and her work.
Louise Penny's THE LONG WAY HOME will debut at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list the week of Sept 14th. (you can read my review here - http://www.meanderingsandmuses.com/2014/08/louise-pennys-long-way-home.html)
She has just ended her tour with an event in Vancouver with over 700 people in attendance.
How amazing is that?!
I have followed Louise's work and i have followed her star right to the top. I have cheered her every step of the way and I'm as proud as if I were the woman's mother, for Lord's sake!
I met Louise in Baltimore. It was the first Bouchercon I attended. I could not wait to tell her how much I loved her books.
She was beautiful, sweet, kind, funny, gracious and so approachable.
I next saw her in Indianapolis. Bouchercon, again.
Then I got to see her again at Malice a couple years ago. I love this picture. Oh, how I love both these women.