carried by friends to Los Angeles and Texas and back again

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I don't get out into that book world as much as I'd like to; my work keeps me here at my desk.  But I get to travel vicariously through people I've come to love, and last week, I was gloriously carried to or remembered at two major book events.

I'd begged the fantastic bloggers (and women!!!) Danielle, Amy, and Florinda to take me to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books—a running joke we had among us.  But I didn't really expect them to, you know, take me there.  I'm agile, perhaps, and I can still bend, but I don't fit into any suitcase.  Still, being the inventive and loving women they are, they found a way, and here's the photograph to prove it.  That's one bright happy moment, the three of them with this part of me.  It put a tear in my eye when I saw it late last night.

Melissa Walker, whose new book, Unbreak My Heart, is due out in May, also found me in her travels last week.  She was in Texas at the Texas Library Association meeting.  She snapped this picture and sent it my way, with a note, Great to see you at the TLA.  The thing is, though, that I really do want to see Melissa.  In person.  Some day.  We're working on it. 

5 comments:

Serena said...

Wonderful that Small Damages is making the rounds. So happy to see and hear!

Florinda Pendley Vasquez said...

We made do in Los Angeles...but some of us will be in New York City in June, and we're hoping you'll find your way there too!

Sarah Allen said...

Such wonderful friends :) Still absolutely love the Small Damages cover.

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

The1stdaughter said...

Yay! I'm so glad we could do this. It was so much fun seeing Florinda and Amy. And if we couldn't have you there in body at least we could have you there in spirit. Love that! :o)

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