book, MTG Reviews, road trip, SIL

A rainy day in Fort Myers…

Yesterday, I drove down to Fort Myers with my SIL Jenna for a book launch party at Barnes & Noble. Jenna blogs over at Making The Grade and wanted to meet author Trish Doller whose YA book Something Like Normal just came out. You can read about Trish and her book at her website Trish Writes Books.

Because I have to, I took a picture going over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. I don’t know when I started doing it, but every time I drive over it, I have to take a picture. Weird? Maybe. But no two pictures are ever the same. It was a wet and rainy drive all the way down.


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Poor Jenna didn’t feel good when we arrived and I felt so bad for her! Finally, after some food she felt better. We met up with Jenna’s book-blogging friends Sarah and Shanon, and Olivia who doesn’t blog. Smile After an early dinner at Applebee’s, we braved the rain and headed over to Barnes & Noble for the book launch party.


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I did not know that Trish actually worked at the B&N that her book launch party was at. How cool is that? She was really nice and I enjoyed listening to her talk about her book (which I can’t wait to read!) and about her writing process, her family, and more. She has a great sense of humor.


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After she talked about her book and answered questions, she signed books. I bought one (of course!) and had it signed. Thank you Trish! It was great meeting you!


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Trish’s daughter made cupcakes which were color coordinated to the book. They were SO good. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the inside – they were marble with the same color as the icing. I love that Trish had her husband, daughter, and mom there with her.


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During the party, it was announced that the tropical depression was now Tropical Storm Debby. That was definitely going to make for an interesting drive home!


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The drive home ended up not being too bad. Despite the rain, we actually made it home faster than it took to drive down. It’s not often that I am on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge at night, so this was a fun picture to take…


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It was a fun day! Jenna and I make great road-trip companions and I enjoy tagging along with her on these book adventures and meeting new author’s and people. Thanks Jenna!


  1. Thanks for coming! It was SO awesome to meet you.

    1. Same to you! And thank you for reading my post! :)

  2. I love the look of those cupcakes so yummy…………the weather not so much…………lol

  3. […] out my sister-in-law’s coverage of the event. Check out even more coverage on Sarah’s blog, The Book […]

  4. […]  Something Like Normal by Trish Doller (read about meeting Trish here!) […]

  5. […] have been a fan of Trish Doller since the first time I met her at a book signing with my sister-in-law. I have read her two previous books Something Like Normal […]

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