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Tweets on 2010-08-03
Guests / August 3, 2010

Time to say goodbye. A great time by all — at Disney's BoardWalk Inn # OMG we are stopping for Faye's diet Pepsi. It's a dp emergency. #ffrwa10 — at Okahumpka Service Plaza # I ordered a large coffee. My caffeine needs are simple #ffrwa10 — at Dunkin' Donuts # Fueling stop — at Pilot # Diet prpsi emergency #2 Faye needs to express. @patcatbooks is so stressed she needs chocolate = frozen sni — at BP # Made it to our 2nd state today. No blood shed. #ffrwa10 Still hotter than blazes — at Georgia Visitors Center # Quick rest stop. Only 100 out. We're sweltering. — at Rest Area #10 # We are in Atlanta How many starbuck stops # Fueling stop & quick drinks. Finally in Atlanta — at QuikTrip # I'm at Home in Buford, GA # Ready to crash for night in Buford. Comfy beds await us #ffrwa10 — at Hampton Inn # Team 1 stopped in Buford, GA after dropping off Faye. Spent evening going thru emails. Lots of delegation & responses. # Powered by Twitter Tools

JEAN BRASHEAR |The Power of Women
Author Guest / August 3, 2010

The longer I live, the more I believe in and appreciate the power of women to transform lives, to nurture the future, to demonstrate that strength and gentleness are not mutually exclusive. Not that I don’t adore men. I absolutely do–not only do I treasure the ones in my life and thank them for how they enrich it, but I just like the male sex in general. Writing great heroes and falling in love with every one of them has been one of the very best parts of being a romance writer. In my women’s fiction debut, THE GODDESS OF FRIED OKRA, the roles women can play in the lives of other women are a crucial element in the narrative. Eudora “Pea” O’Brien desperately misses the sister who raised her and feels the need for Sister’s forgiveness. Because she so badly wants a do-over, she decides to gamble on Sister’s belief in reincarnation. In the hope of somehow finding the new body in which Sister resides, Pea hits the road with everything she owns in a beat-up sedan. Pea may miss Sister greatly, but that doesn’t mean she’s the type to sit around and wallow in self-pity. No, she charges…