Thursday, October 4, 2007

On the road again

I'm off to the Kansas Book Festival in Wichita. Tomorrow, I'll be at the opening ceremonies with 19 other writers, all of us selected as Kansas Notable Authors, based on books we published in 2006. For me, that's The Virgin of Small Plains, which is set in the Flint Hills north of Wichita. I'll get to receive my certificate (or whatever they give us) from the Lt. Gov., and all I'll want to do is talk politics with him, hee hee. He used to be head of the Kansas State Republicans, but he switched parties and our wonderful Dem. Gov., Kathleen Sebelius, talked him into being her running mate. I want to get him off in a corner and ask, "How does she do that?" because he's not the only person she has converted. A very persuasive woman, our Gov.!

There's a fancy gala tomorrow night, and then I'll be on a couple of panels on Saturday.

I'll see you Sunday!


Beth said...

Safe travels, Nancy. And enjoy hob-nobbing with the muckity-mucks!

See you when you get back - we'll be here. (Well, I'll be there, not here, get my drift.)

FARfetched said...

Ah yes. I'm sure it will be fun talking to someone who has come away from the Dark Side. In name, anyway.

Me, I'll be still beating my head against this metaphorical brick wall, trying to get the firmware documentation released. One of the engineers lobbed a grenade after I thought I was done yesterday.... GRRRR.

Ah well. One advantage of technical writing is that you always have a chance to fix mistakes.

boran2 said...

Have a great time, Nancy. It sounds like it will be great fun.

Dr. Bill ;-) said...

Nice to see a familiar name!
Have a great visit to Wichita!

It has been very interesting to have a Google Alert for Blogs on "Kansas Flint Hills!"
Yours came up today!
We have a 22 county Flint Hills Tourism Coalition promoting visits to the Kansas Flint Hills – this is the website:
Our web site is to promote the Kansas Flint Hills; and we were so happy to be in the 22 page color photo spread in National Geographic's April Issue on the Kansas Flint Hills, as a distinctive landscape.

We would appreciate a link from your site, to ours, if you are willing to do so. THANKS!
Best wishes!

Bill ;-)

Personal Blog:

Kimberly Frost said...

Congratulations, Nancy. That's wonderful!

Nancy P said...

Thanks, Beth. Were you traveling this weekend, too?

Far, I hope your poor head survived the beating?

Thanks, b2, it really was great fun.

Nancy P said...

Hi, Bill, and welcome. I'll check out your blog--it sounds mighty fine. I saw a lot of Flint Hills people this weekend in Wichita. The festival was at WSU.

Beth said...

Yep, in NC this weekend, visiting my aunt. No internet access at the house, so I'm at Starbucks for an hour, catching up on my blogs. Hope you had a great trip, Nancy! I'll be home Wed, I believe. Hugs to all. Hope you're having a great weekend.