POP QUIZ - What has on three layers of costumed glory including a full cape, a set of elf ears, and then hears "She's a super freak, super freak . . . " playing as she steps over the threshold of the Girlfriend Getaway Weekend Big Ball of Hair Hair ball? This author. That's what. The one that, once upon a time, back in the former days of Pulpwood, refused to play dress up. Now I walk in thinking I'm at comic con.
I am a bad, bad, bad girl blogger while Shellie and most other authors and attendees to the latest PWQ fest have probably finished and gone on to many other things. Well, I don't care. I'm doing it anyway. I'm even writing it before I go snag 1000 more great pics of many, many people from Facebook.
First and foremost - Kudas and Hurrays to Kathy Murphy for pulling it off in style ONE MO TIME! Can I get an Amen. It never fails to amaze me when I look around at that weekend and see all those women, all those authors, and all that fun - how one woman, one idea (actually an idea that was birthed out of a moment of rejection) has taken on a huge life of it's own, given birth to multiple book clubs that now span other countries, and contributed to Kathy's Memoir which is now being made into a film. Whew. One woman. One idea. A lot of Kathy Murphy jet fueled, bejeweled, and dazzled passion.
In my spare time when it finds me I'm going to sit down and make a list of the authors I have met and connected with simply due to this event in the extreme. EXTREME. There is nothing like it in this world and there never will be.
A beautiful nod here to the city of Nacogdoches, Texas for rolling out the PINK carpet in style to host this annual event. Pink balloons were everywhere, welcome signs, merchant discounts, TV news crews, reporters, and smiles! Gosh, by Golly - I think we felt . . . now what is that word - welcomed? Wanted? Loved. That's it. Felt all kinds of love.
And - to those crazy authors and book lovers - ladies you can rock the planet! I've never seen so many women having so much fun dancing the night away at the age of - - -wisdom. And wisdom says dance, dance, dance. We danced so much, so heartily, joyfully, laughing all the way that I suggested to KM she might want to add a little spin-off group that was a Pulpwood Queen dance fever exercise club. Only rules. You gotta show up. And, you gotta dance.
Thanks once again ladies of the wildest, book club on the planet for helping this quiet, little ole, southern writer girl, GET HER FREAK ON! :)
(*some pics featured from Pulpwood Queens good times past)