Mary seems like she would be a hoot and a half. Smart and funny, I bet conversations with her might verge on the “not a conversation you want to have while you are eating” kind.
I hope that by hanging out with Karen some of her awesome will rub off on me. She’s young, super talented and everything that she writes intrigues me. “St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” is the best short story collection I’ve read in such a long time.
I think Lucy and I would talk about cheese and bread the whole time. I feel like those two topics alone would make a great conversation but we could also talk about other food, traveling and her little manatee doodles that I like so much.
The lady is a legend, and she will definitely lend some gravitas to this gathering. Or else it will be talk of alligators, “prison wallets” and the fact I can’t get too close to bleu cheese without feeling a little stomach heav-y.
Jen would bring some of her southern charm (and hopefully some of the tasty sounding snacks she makes) to this gathering. I like Jen because even though she writes really interesting theological books she’s also a goof who occasionally hides from her kids and just seems like she’s a big ol’ ball of love.
How about you guys? Who is coming to dinner at your imaginary mansion?