So I spent last weekend at the annual Girlfriend Weekend in Jefferson, Texas, hosted by the indomitable Kathy Patrick, who runs the largest meet-and-greet book club in the world, The Pulpwood Queens. This was my fourth time at the fete, which is chock full of author panels, an annual hair ball (this year’s theme was the “Gilded Age”) and lots of dancing and hanging out in local honkeytonks. I first attended in 2007, right after Rain Village came out, and wrote about the experience for Shelf Awareness. Since then, Kathy Patrick and the Pulpwood Queens have become a significant part of my life. But I’ve written about this for a new Shelf Awareness article, six years after the first one, and will share that with you soon! In the mean time, here are a few pics of yours truly with Kathy Patrick and authors Patti Callahan Henry, Margaret O’Brien Dilloway, Jane Bradley, Melissa Conroy, Bobbi Kornblit, and the big glamorous mess of them in a group shot from night one.