Janet, Erica, and I had the happiest of experiences attending the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. on Saturday. The annual festival, now in its eighth year, is a day-long event and is a friendly and fun attraction for individuals and families. Despite the oppressive and threatening weather, thousands showed up on the Mall. We had a chance to talk with publishers, publicists, and authors. We chatted with Brad Meltzer (who'd been here to speak at the Library just a few days before), Pauline Frommer, and Philippa Gregory. We were also, as you can see, thisclose to Tiki Barber and Janet asked him a question during the press event.
It was a terrific event...unmarred...though may I say one more thing about the weather? See the photos below? I want to know how Philippa, Erica, and Brad appear untouched by the ravages of the awful, sticky day!