One quick take from my hotel next door to the White House

September 25, 2014 | 18 comments

I was determined to be able to write my 7 Quick Takes Friday post this week, but — to nobody’s surprise except for mine — I have been extremely busy here on the DC book tour. If it tells you anything about how crazy my schedule has been, my hotel is practically next door to the White House, and I haven’t done anything more than give it a passing glance as I run from one place to the next.

It’s been great, though! I have met some absolutely wonderful people and am having a blast. I’ll tell you all about it next week!


With the Daughters of St. Paul from the Pauline Bookstore in Old Alexandria. They even have a chapel in the bookstore! Does it get any better than that?

P.S. My appearance on The World Over got pushed to next week — check it out next Thursday, 10/2, at 8:00 PM ET.



  1. Cajuntexasmom

    Hope you’re having a blast in DC!

    • Cajuntexasmom

      Oh, and also, the link-up is set to open at 12pm today. Booooo. I will be at work 🙁

      • Jennifer Fulwiler

        Thanks for pointing that out! Fixing it now…

        • Cajuntexasmom

          Yay for fixing it! Thanks, Jen. Now get some sleep! 😉

  2. Katrina

    Hope you get a least a little bit of rest! And I vote for a Midwest book tour.

  3. Nell @ Whole Parenting Family

    Those nuns look so lovely & peaceful! I hope you really get to enjoy yourself, even though it’s crazy. And ditto to Katrina! Midwest tour!!

  4. Marilyn

    I look forward to reading all about it.

    The Pauline bookstore in the middle of the Sydney CBD used to be such a lunchtime refuge for me after my conversion. I thought a 15 minute brisk walk for good books AND a chapel was a pretty sweet deal!

  5. Paula

    Red flag on the punctuation post. Everyone ignore it. The unnatural grammar raised my suspicions. I’m not even replying to it directly.

    • the other Becky

      Jen has been getting several comments lately which do not come from real blog readers, but link to advertising. Why advertisers think that we will buy something they have tricked us into looking at is beyond me. I am afraid that is the price of fame. The scammers think enough people are reading Jen’s blog that it is worthwhile trying to steal some of her space. I hope she has time soon to wave a computer magic wand and get rid of them.

  6. Jessica

    Looking forward to your talk in Leesburg tonight!

  7. Jenny

    Fling a fistful of St. Benedict medals or scapulars over your neighbor’s front hedges while you’re there, pretty please?

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  9. Amanda

    Love Old Town Alexandria! Miss all the little fun spots of DC! Grad school up there was never short of a beautiful Mass nor some yummy food!

  10. Patricia

    How great to see Sr. Margaret Michael & Sr. Maria Elizabeth! They stayed with us for a few days when they were passing through our state for a Catholic book fair & were such a joy to have with us! Our children very much enjoyed hanging with the nuns! 🙂 They had us over for lunch in Alexandria a couple of years ago when we were in VA visiting family & it was so wonderful to be with all the Sisters!

  11. Tracy Bua Smith

    I love the Daughters of St. Paul and Pauline books! I love seeing and chatting with them at the Ignited By Truth Conference each year in Raleigh! I read their “Saints for Young Readers for Every Day” books to my kids during our “Couch Catechism” time each morning. Perfect Saint books for children and adults to learn so much! In your “spare” time, here’s all about our “Couch Catechism” time on my blog if you want to click over and read it 🙂

    May your book tour continue to be a blessed time! Loved your book and passed it on to a Catholic friend who has a husband who professes atheism.

  12. Anne McD

    I’m sorry I couldn’t make it out to any of your “appearances” around here this week, but I do hope you had a great time in NOVA!

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