May 19, 2012

Finding Happiness: Mail and a Fair

I quite often find happiness in a mailbox. Since I was a kid, I've always loved receiving letters and cards. Now, with the digital age, I enjoy anything that's not a bill.

Yesterday, receiving the newest Entertainment Weekly magazine made me very happy. This picture alone had me sending in my renewal check.

Although not usually a salivate-over-actors type, I just don't see anything to complain about with this cover. Wait, three of the men do have shirts on, but I think I'll survive.

I'm especially loving Matthew McConaughey. Matthew, you had me at a Time to Kill, and I'm thrilled that you continue to smolder. Take that Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise, and the one that truly saddens me... Val Kilmer.

A special thanks to Entertainment Weekly. Unlike TIME, you know how to market a magazine in a way that doesn't offend or belittle anyone. (Which might be why you left some of the guys' shirts on.) Check out my post, You ARE Mom Enough, for more of my feelings on TIME.

In other exciting news, I will be spending TODAY at the Gaithersburg Book Festival for the second year in a row. I'll be at the Carroll County Maryland Writers' Association booth (10:00am to 6:00pm EST, in case you are in town and considering coming!) selling copies of Depression Cookies and supporting my fellow-MWAers.

But what I'm most excited about...

Meeting Melissa Foster!

I have met some amazing authors online, but rarely do I get the opportunity to meet them face to face. Melissa is an international best-selling author, and a wonderful supporter of writers and readers. She spearheads World Literary Cafe, "where readers and authors unite." This in addition to The Women's Nest, "a community of women helping women."

Related post: Come Back to Me, Melissa Foster (5 stars)

I'll also get to see another wonderful author, and friend of our family, M.K. Graff. She has a new book out, so I'm looking forward to getting my hands on that, too. Marni also sent me a wonderful post about Pacing that I'll feature next week.

Relate post: The Blue Virgin, MK Graff (4 stars)

Please visit next week for my update. Be forewarned... I might be gushing.

What brought some excitement to your life this week?


Unknown said...

Are those leather pants Matthew is wearing? *blushes and giggles*

Tia Bach said...

Yes, I'm thinking I should post a picture of Matthew in leather at least once a month to motivate us all!

I am so excited to read Blood Type!I knew summertime wouldn't be a good time to offer to beta read it, but I am happy to host it (and review) in a blog tour as soon as it's ready to roll.