I’ve been in Hawaii a week today, but before I left Bellevue last week, I had the chance to spend part of the afternoon with some very smart, very literate young ladies who attend Seattle’s French-American School together. I’d met one of the moms at a fundraiser back in April (at least I think it was April….) and she invited me to join the mother-daughter bookclub for an afternoon discussion of books, writing tips, and insights into the writing life.
The girls shared with me some of their favorite authors (Rick Riordan and JK Rowling) and I shared some of mine from when I was little (Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder). Most of the girls had read the Little House on the Prairie series when they were younger but none had read Louisa May Alcott yet.
The mom hosting the tea had actually surfed with Ty during Spring Break which really made it a small world. And the mom who’d invited me, Laura, made the most yummy orange pound cake and I had to have the recipe. Yum.
I love the idea of a mother-daughter bookclub, but then again, I love everything about girls and how we turn into women. Our world is complicated and the more we can support each other, the better.
I know it’s been a long time since I last posted but it was hectic with the end of the year activities and then packing for Hawaii for the summer, but I’m back now with a little office set up in the corner of my bedroom (my window overlooks the ocean!) so you’ll be hearing from me more regularly.
But to help me catch up with what you’ve been doing, please share with me your summer plans, or how you’ve spent the last two weeks, and you’ll be entered for my Afternoon with the Girls prize, which includes Kona coffee. a gift card, fragrant tropical soap and much more. There will be two winners and the contest runs through Friday night with me announcing the winners Saturday morning, and even if you don’t care about the prize, please chat with me because I miss all of you!! Now I’m off to write but do fill me in when you’ve time. Happy Summer all!!