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Sunday, April 01, 2012

Tables of Content SMU Style

I mentioned on Friday that I was off to Dallas to be featured as one of the Top Ten Haute Authors at the Friends of the SMU Libraries Tables of Content Fundraising Event (and again, perhaps the young and haute parts can be argued, but I am not going to complain). It's fun to get all dressed up and head to a posh affair, and I had a blast.

I met tons of cool people, had a chance to chat with people who love books as much as I do, and just because I think it's the neatest thing ever, in attendance also was former First Lady Laura Bush (complete with her 5 secret service agents entourage). Also in attendance, was fellow Texas Sweetheart Jo Whittemore (looking way gorgeous, I have to say!).

So pictures sum it up best...

Me at my author table during the cocktail reception


Jo and me posing Texas Sweetheart style!



My date for the evening, the elusive Riley Hoover



The meal was top-notch, and I ate every bit of this dessert!



After the event, we headed out to an Irish pub to act like grown-ups for a bit. I forgot how much fun this can be.

Thank you, Friends of the SMU Libraries! I am honored to have been part of such an amazing evening!

8 comments:

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing you pics with us. It looks like you had a lot of fun!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks for reading, Heather! It was a blast!

Angela Brown said...

You look fantastic, happy and cut quite the nice picture with your escort :-)

Glad you had a wonderful time.

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you, Angela! He cleans up pretty nice when I take him out of the house :)

Miriam Forster said...

Awww, you guys are adorable! And I love your author table. :)

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Miriam! The weather was great, and it made the tables outside a really nice thing!

Fly Fish Chick said...

PJ -- it was so fun to meet you at the SMU dinner! Didn't we have a fun dinner table? I hope we can stay in touch here in austin as well. look forward to following all of your success. Cheers!

PJ Hoover said...

Hey! It was so great to meet you too! Thank you for finding me here, and yes, what a fun event!