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Friday, February 12, 2016

Chocolate Affaire & Other things

         I am having one of those “I want to play hooky” days. Last weekend wasn’t nearly long enough and I’m still recuperating a week later (I think I may have mentioned that I’m not nearly as young as I used to be). Perhaps I did too much. Or maybe not enough.
         What I did do was attend a fantastic annual event around here. The Glendale Chocolate Affaire. I’ve been participating for quite a few years now and I look forward it. What is the Glendale Chocolate Affaire? Oh my! Well, as the name indicates, it has to do with chocolate….lots and lots of chocolate. Chocolate covered cheesecake, chocolate covered bananas, killer fudge (I’m especially fond of the Maple Walnut flavor). They even have a booth where you can make your own chocolate pizza! It’s not just chocolate though. There’s kettle corn and fry bread…oh my gosh, my mouth is watering…gotta stop thinking about all those food booths lined up on the street. There’s face-painting and rides for the kids and live music, too. I’ve heard some really good bands play during this event (and yes, there is dancing in the street).
         The other great thing about the Chocolate Affaire? Books! And the authors who write them (yes, that includes me). I love this! There’s nothing better than hanging out with other authors except maybe getting to introduce yourself (and your writing) to someone who hasn’t read you before.
         And let’s not forget the workshops. These are fabulous presentations given by the authors (before I began participating in the Glendale Chocolate Affaire as an author, I attended the workshops. I can’t tell you how much I learned from these fabulous people!), they’re open to the public and they’re free.
         And that’s why I want to play hooky. Did I have too much fun over this past weekend? Oh, you bet! But what’s that old ditty? I owe, I owe so it’s off to work I go? Yeah, that’s me.

 As always, happy reading!

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