An Impromptu Celebration! First House has landed.

A truck full of First House books arrived at the Governor’s Mansion today, and book designer Carol Roper Hoffler brought me a sample. We celebrated at a local wine bar. As we were eagerly exclaiming over the wonderful quality and color, the man at the next table politely asked to have a look. Only then did I notice that it was Charles Bryan, retired director of the Virginia Historical Society. Talk about coincidence–the VHS had helped us with illustrations and research and will be selling the book in their shop come October 11. Mr. Bryan was full of compliments and delighted to be the first person (other than us) to see First House.