Monday, April 27, 2015

Aloha to Barbara Vey's Reader Appreciation Luncheon - Author Tables (part 1)

On Saturday morning, I helped my roommate take down table decorations for the Reader Appreciation Luncheon. This gaive me an opportunity to photograph the author tables.  Above is my fellow veteran Terry Spear.   Below is another veteran, Cindy Dees.

I loved Cindy's napkins.

The Belle of the Ball was Cherry Adair ...

... with her jungle theme!

Mary Burton decorated sweet ...

... with a country theme!

Nancy Naigle rolled out the Grannies ...

... from her new release, IN HIGH COTTON.

Jocie McKade celebrated the Baer Truth ...

... while Terri Brisbin brought along Scorch for RISING FIRE.

More tables to come tomorrow!  I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Do you have any Beanie Babies?  I have Scorch plus the international bears.

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, May 2, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3.  I'll post the winners on Sunday, May 3, on my book blog, SOS Aloha.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Here's my personalized gift
from Valerie Bowman.


  1. I still have a big bin of beanie babies.

  2. I have a few, but was not a serious collector.

  3. My two girls had them when young - there may be a few still in their packages somewhere or other lol. Love the tables.

  4. I have many beanies. I no longer collect them.

  5. We have one in our house that my boyfriend bought my daughter for her 3rd birthday....she will be 14 in July! It is called "Pink Bear" but is bigger than the ones everyone use to that still a beenie baby? I have no

  6. What an awesome review and taste of the fun stuff that went on at the Barbara Vey Readers Luncheon last weekend in Milwaukee. The picture above with my name ... is actually Kelsey Browning's brilliant work. My table had a SAND DOLLAR COVE theme. That's the book I wrote for Brenda Novak's 10-book box set SWEET TALK that will be out on May 1. All proceeds go to find the cure for I hope all y'all will check it out and pass it along!

  7. I have a Princess Diana purple bear beanie baby. My grandma has a bunch of them.

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

  8. I have a couple that were given to my parents by their grandchildren - a Cardinal and a few others