So I had all these grand plans for fully partaking in Wordfest last week. I told them I would volunteer, host two events, and generally be anywhere and everywhere as much as my schedule would allow. My husband even offered to take some time off work so I could immerse myself in the festival experience. Alas, fate had other plans, and they came in the form of hand, foot and mouth disease.

Here we are after the book signing

Here we are after the book signing

Someone obviously said something funny here

Someone obviously said something funny here, most likely Andrew, he was hilarious

So needless to say, I missed out on most of the fun times I had planned, but I was still able to make it to my Sunday hosting gig as most of my rash had disappeared by then, and I was no longer contagious. Michael Koryta, Jay Hosking, Andrew F. Sullivan and Michael Helm were my artists, and together we made up the Sunday Mystery and Suspense Showcase. We had a super fun time onstage, and the gentlemen enjoyed making fun of me backstage (no one wanted to shake my hand, for obvious reasons) so my Wordfest story had a happy ending after all.

I’ve posted my review of Michael Kortya’s book, and I’ll be posting my reviews of the other three artists later this week, so stay tuned!

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