For the past eight years, a group of us have been meeting for a writer’s retreat each fall at my family’s country place in central Texas: Kimberly Willis Holt, Jeanette Ingold, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, and yours truly.

Of course, this year, I packed my trusty FlipCam.

One by one, I lured my pals into the kitchen for a “kitchen talk.” Here’s what Kimberly had to say:

Such a wise and wonderful friend. Thank you, Kimberly!