I arrived an hour early to get a good front row seat and started taking photos of the nice setup that Barnes & Noble provided.
Here's a photo of a wall of her books before she arrived:Once she breezed in and greeted us, she just let loose talking and thoroughly entertained us with her stories. So very interesting!Here she is autographing her new cookbook for me. I also brought her first cookbook from home, Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family so she could autograph that, too!And here's the page she signed complete with a scripture reference in Philippians 1:12 which says, "But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel." Thanks to my sister for taking this picture of Christy posing with me: What I liked about her down-home stories was her emphasis on family. Her love for her husband and children was evident in everything she said and every story she told.
In fact, it seemed she could hardly wait to get home from all her book appearances to cook supper for her family!
Here she is interacting with some folks in the audience: I was so excited to find out that Christy was going to be in SC exactly when I was visiting my sister. Too bad they didn't give away a free book to the person who had driven the farthest to get there! Ha!
We've had some fun times. Tomorrow I'll be winging my way back to Virginia and bringing Granny home with me. Talk at you later after we get settled in!