Yesterday, the Palmerston North Public Library had organised an hour with author Diana Gabaldon (author of the Outlander series - Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, etc.). This was originally going to be in the library AV area, but there was such a large response that it ended up being in the Convention Centre. Diana was very entertaining, talking about her background in research, how she came to write a novel and her style of writing. She even read an excerpt from the latest, An Echo in the Bone, which had me flushing, um, I mean blushing! After all, I knew at least 1/4 of the people there!
Whitcoulls had a stall selling copies of An echo in Time, and there was even a 'raffle' to win all the books in the series (sadly I didn't win that!). Afterwards, Diana signed copies of her books and spent a little time talking with each person getting the autograph.
What a way to spend lunch.
Thanks to the Palmerston North Public Library for a great time.