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Don’t like the weather in Montana? Wait five minutes–it’ll change!
Normally Labor Day weekend is blistering hot. Not this year.
“Murder and Mystery Under the Big Sky,” a panel discussion with me and fellow Montana authors Leslie Budewitz and Mark Leichliter, was scheduled as an outdoor event on the lawn beside the beautiful Swan River in Bigfork.
Then the rains came.
Fortunately our host, Lake Baked Bakery/Riverview Bar, has a covered patio area with chairs and tables. We huddled under shelter with a small, brave group of readers. The weather actually created a wonderful, intimate camaraderie that felt like a friendly book club. Attendees asked intelligent, penetrating questions. We dug deep into the meaning that stories and books have in today’s crazy world.
Far from a washout, this event became a wonderful opportunity with the sun finally shining.
Thank you to everyone who didn’t let rain dampen a warm, meaningful connection between readers and writers!