Have you ever been to Provincetown for Women’s Week? If not, I highly recommend it! It is such a blast! This year I was fortunate enough to be there from Tuesday through Sunday. There is so much to do there. Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to seeing any of the shows (there are comediennes and singers and general performers all over the place), but I still had a magical time.
I was solo Tuesday evening so I went to http://www.provincetowntwistedpizza.com for dinner. You’ve gotta check it out if you’re ever there. Tho I’ll say that for any place I go to in PTown.
Wednesday, I was on a panel called “Author’s Favorites.” The panel consisted of Dena Hankins, CF “Friz” Frizzell, Shelley Thrasher and myself. Melissa Brayden was the moderator. It was a great panel. I read from Speakeasy – a scene where Helen just opened a new speakeasy. After that, we signed books at Recovering Hearts.
Wednesday evening was the Meet ‘n’ Greet for the Golden Crown Literary Society. This was a successful event. Lots of readers and writers mingling and chatting. After the event, it was off to dinner with the one and only Lee Lynch, her wife Lainie, and the incomparable Ms. Mercedes Lewis.
Thursday was more reading. I read on a panel titled “Afternoon Delight.” This panel consisted of Dena Hankins, Kris Bryant, Ali Valli and Radclyffe. It was once again moderated by Melissa Brayden. It was supposed to be a sex scene-ish. LOL.Dena read a hot and heavy scene and Kris took it to the next level with a completed scene. Ali also read a sexy scene. Rad and I wrote more flirtatious scenes, with anticipation and desire, but no actual sexual content. Rad even said to mark it on your calendar that we were on a sex panel and didn’t read the sexiest scenes! By the way, my reading was from Escapades.
After the reading it was more signing. After the signing was the Bold Strokes Books Meet ‘n’ Greet. Another nice turnout of both readers and writers. I met a lot of really neat people this week. Anyway, the Meet ‘n’ Greet wound down and I hung back with Friz and her wife, Kathy and we did some tequila shots and had a few more beers and drinks. After that, they went to American Idol, Women’s Week Style and I meandered along Commercial Street.
I found George’s Pizza and Sub and stepped in for a couple of beers and a hot pastrami sandwich. The Patriots game was on so I watched that with Sue, a woman I’d met in PTown before. Then I wandered a little further down Commercial Street (I was just killing time waiting for my wife, Laydin, to arrive) and stepped inside Governor Bradford’s to get out of the rain. I had another couple of beers, watched the game and listened to Karaoke. It was quite amusing.
Laydin finally arrived at 2:15 am. It was time to crash and burn and get ready for the rest of the week.
Friday morning at 10:00, I was at http://sageinnptown.com for a reading for GCLS. This time I read from Speakeasy again. Just a typical day in the life of Helen Byrne. All the readers did a really good job. I think the panel was well received.
Friday night was dinner with some good old friends, as well as new friends. Connie Ward, Shelley Thrasher, Ali Valli, Kathleen Knowles and her wife, Jeanette, Chris and Doris, whose last names escape me, Laydin and myself. Our hostesses were Tina and Connie and Big T. It was a treat to be there. We had prime rib and so much more food, I won’t go into it now. It was delicious and relaxing and I really appreciate all the hard work they did.
Saturday meant another reading and signing. This reading was “Kiss and Tell.” Of course, my reading didn’t have the kiss in it. If you want the first kiss, you need to buy the book. LOL And most of my kisses come with a lot of heat, so I just kept it flirty with another scene from Escapades. The rest of the panel consisted of CA Popovich, Kris Bryant, Emily Smith, Melissa Brayden, with Rachel Spangler as the moderator.
After the signing, Laydin and I went to The Lobster Pot (http://www.ptownlobsterpot.com.) The food was amazing, as was the view. After dinner, it was quite chilly on the street, so we ducked into The Purple Feather (http://www.thepurplefeather.com.) We had a brownie and two cups of the best hot chocolate EVER!!!! OMG!!!! I can’t even begin to describe how delicious it was. After feeding our sweet teeth, we headed back to the condo, where we watched the Ducks destroy Washington! YEA! Goooo Ducks!!!
Sunday was time to leave. :c(. We met friends Friz and Kathy, CA Popovich, Kathleen and Jeanette, Kris Bryant and her wife Debbie for breakfast at 8:30 in the flippin morning! We met at The Post Office (http://www.postofficecabaret.com.) The food was excellent and the company better.
Unfortunately, after breakfast it was time to fight the traffic back to Boston to the airport. And now I’m home already looking forward to next year. Hopefully I’ll see some of you there then!