Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Steamboat Sojourn

Last weekend the Highland Bookies had their annual Literary Sojourn in Steamboat Springs. We stayed two nights in a really nice condo, ate some really fattening food, listened to five interesting authors talk about themselves, and stayed up really late talking. One of us got up really early Sunday morning to get back to Broomfield in time for the choir to sing in 9 a.m. church services.

Pictured  by the pool are Nora, Martha, Sheryl and Judy. We wished Diane (who was sick) and Anne (who hasn't joined us for years now!) could have been there. On the upside, we all got our own bedroom AND our own bathroom. Thanks to Bill for our fancy lodgings.

We learned at the Sojourn that Fiction is Real Life. As we talked about our own lives and the lives of our loved ones, we had to agree with that. The feelings and circumstances expressed in fiction are just as real as any life. The names and dates have been changed to protect the innocent. We laughed at John Darnton, who wrote a novel in which the newspaper editor is killed. He is very obviously a particularly disliked real life editor at the New York Times. The only difference was that instead of writing with a green pen (as in real life), he wrote with a purple pen in the novel.

We'll be sure to disguise our friends and family just as well when we finally buckle down and write our own Great American Stories.

For more Sojourn pictures, click here!


  1. Nice comments and really loud pjs:)

  2. I can't wait to read your great American story!