This past Saturday they were welcoming back one of my favorite authors, Susan Gregg Gilmore. This author was one of the first book signings that I had ever attended. I was hooked after reading her first book, "Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen". And Ms. Gilmore was there this month to launch the release of her second book, "The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove".
With a delightful introduction by owner Ellen, we listened to a very enticing and engaging reading by our author.
And we learned some interesting details on how she came up with the name for her main character Bezellia. Ms. Gilmore was invited to a dinner party when she was living in Chattanooga, TN and one of the guests sitting across the table from her was named Bezellia. It was a family name and it just suited the character in the book perfectly. The last name was a little easier to come up with, because Susan was living in an apartment complex at the time that was named "The Grove". It was just a good fit with Bezellia.
Afterwards we had the most tasteful pound cake and ice tea as refreshments. I hear that pound cake plays a major part in the book, so I can't wait to read it! I can tell you now that I'm going to have to learn how to make it.....I can taste it already. Anyone have an easy pound cake recipe they can loan to me?????
To read more about the book you can go to Susan Gregg Gilmore's blog at http://www.susangregggilmore.com/book-excerpts/a-girl-called-sister/