The only bad thing about the Kansas Book Festival is that you can't be everywhere! While books are the main reason for the festival, music and activities are also part of the fun. Last year I was honored to be one of the recipients of a Kansas Notable Book award at the Festival. This year I was invited back to the Festival as a speaker.
I also had one very special surprise. It is the tradition at the Festival for the spouse of the Kansas Governor to present the Notable Book Awards, and last year First Gentleman of Kansas, Dr. Ted Daughety, presented me with my award. I was very pleased that this year he made the effort to attend our session and even to drop by after the session ended to say "Hello."