One of the first things people will tell you is that its important to network in the publishing industry. Networking helps build a circle of people with similar experiences that you can turn to and get advice when you need it. What I found happening is I corresponded with another author, in this case, said author is Sonya Clark, that we developed a friendship.
Well this past weekend we met for the first time outside of cyber space, in a little town called Memphis---you may have heard of it :-) Anyway, her and her husband met me for lunch at a nice joint called The Blues City Cafe. We talked over catfish and chicken tenders and found that we are much cooler in real life.
Next we headed over to Schwabs, where we picked up hoodoo supplies before heading over to Lucky Tater's (which has the best sign ever) for more hoodoo supplies.
After Lucky Tater, we walked down to the river front before walking back up to Union Ave. Sonya and her hubby said their goodbyes. It was a wonderful experience, and I hope to have another opportunity to hang out with her.
Here's some photo:
Sonya and I were exhausted. Pardon the sweat from the Memphis Heat.