Indie bookstores are gems in the crowns of our literary community. This July, in the great American city of Pittsburgh, I had the opportunity to read from my book, Catch Me When I’m Falling. I was invited by author/teacher, Paula Martinac, and we interspersed a bit of writer conversation with our readings. Great questions from an overflowing audience. Thank you, White Whale Bookstore.
….and a new baby is due in October 2019.
Wow. Did I have a good time in Provincetown this year.
I spent a lot of time with my Bywater Books family–they are ALL talented, fun ladies. I got to hang out with my new editor Elizabeth Andersen, who is a former editor for the nationally syndicated Doonesbury, and Calvin and Hobbes comic strips.
How lucky am I?
I also met other amazing authors who I have admired from afar. I did readings with some of them. I read from Long Way Home: A World War II Novel, Bury Me When I’m Dead, and from a short-story in the Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices From the Gay Bars anthology whose sales will support the youth services of two LGBTQ agencies, one in Philadelphia, another in NYC.
The readers I met. Amazing. Discerning, supportive, wonderful people with interesting lives which include loving books.
I played Wiffle ball (look out knees, don’t fail me now). I saw the amazing Suede, who was in a particularly sentimental mood. So was I. I met film director, Donna Deitch who screened her iconic Desert Hearts. We all remember the first time we saw that film’s love scene.
A few pictures.
Great networking, great audience questions and great rubbing elbows with a group of talented writers at the 2014 OutWrite Book Festival