Yesterday morning started out with rain, which probably shouldn’t have surprised me. This weekend is ‘move-in’ weekend for the local university. I was reminded of the rainy Saturday three years ago when we moved our daughter into her dorm here in Columbia and got soaked in the process

Yesterday’s rain fortunately ended before our ‘Meet the Author’ book talk at the Boone County Historical Society began. We’d planned everything–including outdoor seating where guests could sip their coffee and enjoy their pastries before the book talk began. Unfortunately, though, the weather was still a bit on the cool side and everyone stayed indoors.

None of that dampened the festivities. We had a good turnout for our inaugural event–approximately forty guests. I counted about fifteen writers in the audience, as well as a political candidate, several historians, and a couple of children. The speaker, Liz Schulte, was dynamic, funny, and had everyone eager to ask questions. We laughed and had a wonderful discussion about her books and about writing, publishing, and marketing.



I want to thank Liz and everyone who attended the event. I also want to tell you about next month’s festivities at the Boone County Historical Society. The historical society and the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the 37th annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday, September 20 & 21, 10 AM – 5 PM. It’s a free family event! Entertainment on two stages: Haskell Indian Nations Dancers, Bluegrass, Folk, Traditional, Cajun, & German Music. They’ll have hayrides, dancing, Museum, Village & Historic Home Tours, handmade crafts for sale, traditional Tradesmen & Artisans demonstrating ‘Lost Arts’, great food, and volunteers in historic costumes.

New this year is a book talk, which will be held in the museum’s Montminy Art Gallery at the beginning of the festival. Author Pamela Foster from Fayetteville, Arkansas will discuss her books, including a historical/western novel, Ridgeline. There will be a small $3 entrance fee for the book talk.

We hope to see you there. Tell your friends!