Several months ago when I was encouraged to check out Brenda Novak’s website: http://www.brendanovak.com/ and the auction she puts on each year to benefit Diabetes, I truly didn’t know what I was getting in to.
I got sucked in and ended up bidding on numerous things from editor critiques to trips, from watches and jewelry to a lunch for 10 with Georgia Romance Writer’s very own Dianna Love. Not only is Dianna a fellow GRW member, but she has been a great friend of Petit Fours and Hot Tamales, stopping in when she has an extra few minutes to leave comments and even being our Guest Chef one week.
The “prize” I was bidding on was a lunch for 10 with Dianna as our hostess and a Dianna Love bag of goodies for each of us to take home. We never expected that the “goodie bag” would be a very nice black canvas bag with not only Dianna’s logo on one side, but the PF&HT banner on the other side. What a fabulous and thoughtful gift! Then inside there was a copy of her latest release, Whispered Lies, a couple other books and other “goodies”, including a girl’s best friend…chocolate!
She arranged for our lunch at the Blue Ridge Grill in Atlanta and we feasted on excellent food and enjoyed fabulous company. No one wanted to leave when the restaurant ended their lunch service at 2:30, so we continued to visit until we felt compelled to move outside to get some pictures and let the staff clear the tables.
Everyone had a great time and we’d like to thank Dianna for being such a gracious and generous hostess.
Be sure to check out her awsome website: http://www.authordiannalove.com/home.html