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A Sass3 Trip To Arizona – Another Memorable Experience Meeting Diana Gabaldon

What would life be like without good friends and family with whom to share it? They can lift us up, give us support throughout all of life’s offerings, and, most of all, they can give us the freedom to find our own adventure. Work and other responsibilities are an integral part of each of our daily routines. However, when a close friend calls you out of the blue to go on an epic road trip – to see Diana Gabaldon  – while also offering a chance for spontaneity and adventure, what should you do?  That’s right! Find a way to quickly organize, plan, and pack – knowing that you have the full support of your family in the process. Well, that is what happened to one of our Sass3 lassies. Given an opportunity to see Diana Gabaldon was an experience she could not miss. Whether meeting Diana Gabaldon for the first time, or in her case for the fourth time, the level of inspiration she offers to her readers is something that cannot be fully explained or even rationalized to those outside of this fandom. Filled with an adventurous spirit, an impetuous desire to meet the author she admires the most, and spending quality time with a dear friend who shares her same Outlander addiction, our lassie did what we all would most likely do – she set off for an unforgettable weekend trip to Arizona!

In this blog we will discuss her incredible journey, what we can share about the Q & A while attending The Poisoned Pen event supporting Diana Gabaldon’s newest short story MatchUp, and the joys of friendship that can make anyone feel 25 once again! Come and follow Jae’s journey as she drops everything to go and see Diana Gabaldon, whose literary work has offered her escape, solace, and the desire to follow in the footsteps of history.

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The Making of Outlander Book Signing Event – Scottsdale, Arizona

Going behind the scenes of our favorite television show, Outlander, would be a dream come true!  The likelihood of that, however, is slim to none.  Thank goodness author Tara Bennett wrote the companion book, The Making of Outlander!

The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona hosted a book signing event at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas.  We didn’t want to miss an opportunity to meet Tara and see Diana again, so we loaded up the car and headed out towards Arizona.

In today’s blog, we will share our adventure meeting Tara Bennett. Here is what we will cover:

  • Our road trip from San diego to Arizona
  • The Making of the Outlander book signing and meeting Tara Bennett
  • Some quotes from Diana Gabaldon and new books coming out
  • Our review of the hotel accommodations
  • The gem we found on our drive home

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Outlander Kitchen’s Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley, A Review

On June 25, 2016 Sass3 attended the book signing of Theresa Carle-Sanders of Outlander Kitchen and Diana Gabaldon of Outlander book series.  It was a special occasion we’ll always remember.  This blog is a review on the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley where the event took place.  We felt that a review on this hotel was important because  Barbara Petters, owner of the the Poisoned Pen Bookstore, mentioned that Diana Gabaldon’s book 9 (Outlander series) signing may be held at this same venue.  For that reason, this information may be of interest to you. Continue reading Outlander Kitchen’s Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley, A Review