I pulled into my driveway this morning shortly before 1:00am. Last night I had the pleasure and the honor of attending my first ever book launch party! I was invited to celebrate the release of The In-Between written by Jeff Goins.
Attending the event required me to leave N Georgia yesterday afternoon and head to the Nashville, TN area. Since moving to this area a couple of months ago, this was my first opportunity to venture up I-24 on the stretch of highway between Chattanooga and Nashville.
When I woke up this morning, you know what I remember most about that drive between two places on the map? I mean, other than the spectacular mountains my car drove over.
I remember the small green sign I drove by on the side of the interstate (both coming and going) that read…
Coffee County!? I want to live in Coffee County!
This morning I Googled the county and apparently it did not acquire the cool name because this particular stretch of land happens to contain waterfalls that rain coffee beans or rivers brimming over with java. No, it was named after a famous General from the War of 1812. That’s cool too. But who says a girl can’t dream about living in a county filled with free-flowing liquid manna from heaven.
Anyway, I thought it appropriate that yesterday before heading to last night’s event I came across a couple of great signs while showing my out-of-town friend Michelle around my new small town of Ringgold. I liked this first one so much that I decided to buy it and find a place for it on a wall in my new house.
Last night was a beautiful night of celebrating the release of a beautiful book. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, you can do so HERE. Jeff is offering lots of free goodies if you order your copy by August 10.
My favorite part about last night (other than the pancakes) was being able to finally meet in person so many familiar internet faces! Those little moments were indeed special…even more special than driving through Coffee County! 😉