December 15th, 2008

c is for cat

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Item the First: Jack, the fabulous occasional restaurant, is taking reservations for the Palimpsest dinner on March 14th. Believe me, you want to be there for this, if you can at all manage it. Best food on earth, and all inspired by the book. I will be there (obviously!) for signing and a short reading.
Email info@jackrestaurant.com with the number of seats you want. This will fill up fast, so if you're at all local to NYC, get in on it now. salonconvention  kids, steampunk clothing would not be out of place--this is a very special event. I'll link as soon as there is a firm menu.

Item the second! Congratulations to wiredgoth , who won the Under in the Mere manuscript, caudelac , who won the custom jewelry in my helpvera  auction, and uneasy_spirit , who won the Palimpsest ARC basket, with surprise goodies and more jewelry! As soon as I'm back home, these will go out in the mail. Thanks, guys! Please follow the instructions on the helpvera  comm and send me your Paypal receipts! I'm astonished at the prices these went for--you guys are amazing!
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My Secret Identity

Just got a call from yagathai .

Y: I need a fairy tale consult!

Me: Hit me!

And I helped with fairy tale identification and recollection of events involving pearls and frogs. But I kept thinking: dude, this should be my real life.

I should have an office with a frosted door that says:

C.M. VALENTE
FAIRY TALE CONSULTANT
Available at a moment's notice for all folkloric emergencies
 
Suspect your stepmother is wicked or otherwise fraught with mythological peril? Turned into any of the following animals: donkey, frog, goat, bird, lion, hydra? Found a kid with skin as white as snow and lips as red as blood on your doorstep? A mystical sword in your walk-up? Need to do something about a pesky local prince? Your 401k turned to acorns and skeleton leaves? Let my goblin beautiful assistant make an appointment for you right away.

And then one day this tall, long-legged, drink of magic potion would walk into my office in a trench coat and tell me about her brother with a swan's wing for an arm, and I would be whisked into a world of adventure and intrigue, with revolvers and red lipstick and fedoras.

One of these days, I tell you. One of these days.
 

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