Last Saturday, I spent a few delightful hours at Bess Long's lovely bookstore in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. MY SISTER'S BOOKS is a cozy and friendly spot. Bess stocks new books for 59 book clubs in the area, in addition to a wonderful mix of new and used books. It's the kind of place where you want to settle in and browse, which is exactly what I did.
It was a delight to meet local author Trilby Plants and read her Meena Mouse stories.
After my signing, I hurried over to Columbia to have dinner with a cousin whom I hadn’t had time to visit for too many years. The next evening brought dinner with another cousin and, now I feel the warmth of the holidays surrounding me after re-connecting with family. Our common memories sustain us and help us understand how we came to be the people we are today. Beyond that, there is no greater comfort than to be in the company of someone who understands you in ways that only a person who knows where you came from can comprehend. I am grateful for family and for the opportunity to connect during this special season of the year.