A Story: Authors Lunch Out, A Watts Grocery ‘Fix’

BudNYbcIUAAiTZcElizabeth Hine, Stepheny Houghtlin, Noelle Granger

Here is the story…an author named Noelle Granger kept leaving the nicest comments on my blog posts. Eventually, she mentioned that she’d once lived in Evanston, Il. where I grew up. I decided to take a chance and asked her if she would mind telling me where she was living now. Imagine my surprise when she told me Chapel Hill, NC. (70 miles away) “Oh, and by the way,” she asked, “Do you by any chance know the author, Elizabeth Hine?” Elizabeth and I were in a writing group together for several years and her critique of my work has always been extremely helpful. Last Thursday I met Noelle for the first time. I made a quick trip into the Regulator Book Store on Main street in Durham and bought the last copy of her book to take with me to lunch. End of story: a wonderful lunch, a wonderful catch up with Elizabeth, and a wonderful new friend. Ain’t life grand!

Check out Death in a Red Canvas Chair-a novel by N.A. Granger and visit her blog. Read her latest book review on Rosie Amber’s blog: Clever Square by Daniel & Sean Campbell. (I read this and like it!) SEE MY REVIEW IN COMMENTS BELOW

Check out Overlook-a novel by Elizabeth Hine and visit her blog where she has announced a new book she has coming out in October.

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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8 Responses to A Story: Authors Lunch Out, A Watts Grocery ‘Fix’

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    How lovely to see 3 people I know virtually all meeting up. Happy friendship ladies.

  2. noelleg44 says:

    Aw, Stephenie, what a sweet post! It was lovely meeting you, too. So now I have TWO favorite authors – I am reading yours (Greening of a Heart) for those of you reading this that haven’t read it: worthy of Oprah! And Elizabeth Hein’s, which I got to read via our critique group, the Early Birds. It will be out in October: Climbing the Eiffel Tower. Look for it! So nice to make new friends.

  3. Reblogged this on Elizabeth Hein and commented:
    It was lovely to spend a few hours with two of my favorite local authors over a relaxed lunch.

  4. lucciagray says:

    Lovely to see you together, and knowing you had a relaxed lunch! I’m so jealous! 🙂

  5. Wow, that certainly looked like a wonderful experience!

  6. Margaret Stillman says:

    Cute you! So glad to see your picture and to see you having fun with new and old friends. Love you, Meg

    Sent from my iPhone


  7. REVIEW OF DEATH IN A RED CANVAS CHAIR-There is a new sleuth on the scene. Rhe Brewster can’t help herself. A wife, mother, ER nurse, a full life she is content with, still she loves solving crimes. Pequod, a small town in Maine, is darn lucky to have her as the new consultant to the police department. Sometimes she is too smart for her own good and courageous enough to get herself in trouble, but her efforts along side the regular cast of characters you expect to see at a crime scene are rewarded as she solves the brunt of the mystery. N.A. Granger, author, brings her medical background to the writing, her first hand knowledge of the setting, and a skill set that includes sailing, all of which add to the richness of the story. As the Rhe Brewster series evolves, I expect my admiration for this particular ‘world’ will grow. I have a lot to look forward to. There is nothing better than a good mystery.

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