Lally and LisaI connected with this group of fantastic local writers about 7 1/2 years ago in Davis, California. We’ve been toiling away at this writer journey on Monday nights at Starbucks, sometimes on weekends or weeknights at each other‘s houses, and attending writer retreats together when we can. On April 30th, one of our own, Lally Pia, published her memoir, The Fortune Teller’s Prophecy: A Memoir of an Unlikely Doctor. And we got together to celebrate! The evening was filled with great food, great wine, lots of laughter, celebrations and accolades, and heartfelt gratitude. Well done, Lally! And well done, Davis Writers. A special group.

A few nights later, on May 2nd, I had an absolutely wonderful time serving as the moderator/ discussant for Lally’s book reading event at The Avid Reader bookstore in Davis. What an honor to be a part of her launch! I loved seeing friendly faces in the audience, including my husband! I am planning to have a book launch event at The Avid Reader when my debut novel releases in fall/winter 2024, so stay tuned.

Lally's book launch

Lisa and Sean at Lally's book launch