August 18th, 2009

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  • 10:56 New #Fairyland Chapter up! Chapter 10: Sentient bicycles and the country of Autumn! #
  • 11:43 So...since people have asked, we're registered (wedding) at #
  • 15:57 @tithenai OMG. There is a sign on the freeway in Portland, Maine. It says QUEBEC-----> #
  • 16:12 @tithenai I don't know, it just says QUEBEC. Google doesnt turn up a Quebec, ME. I think it's like the sign in CA that says Maryland 3073 m. #
  • 19:05 I embark on a new mission this week: pickling red peppers. O I am a russian wife! #
  • 19:26 @babymonkeys please to remember the last ferry on monday is 11:30 pm. any later and you're swimming #
  • 23:34 So...what wonderful person sent me The Shop of the Mechanical Insects from Subterranean? You didn't include your name! #
  • 23:43 It's so fucking hot the upstairs of our house is an oven. I have no idea how we'll get to sleep. I'm dying. The heat... #
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Peaks Rules

I just returned from a PACKED HOUSE at the Peaks Island Library--a panel on Peaks authors and the writing life. Fellow panelists: James Hayman, whose thriller The Cutting, set in Portland, just came out, and C.J. Hoppin, who wrote a non fiction book about military academies called Same Date of Rank.

It was also kind of a coming out for me, as I don't know too many people on the island yet, and most of the folks there said things like:

"I've heard everything about you but I had no idea what you looked like!"

"Do you have that big German Shepherd?"

Yes, yes I do.

Anyway, it was standing room only, I sold a bunch of books, and talked about blogging, Fairyland, my writing background, and that question that always comes up: wtf prolific omg! (I actually made a certain Mr. Martin drop his glass of water at Worldcon talking about my yearly output.)

And let me tell you what: the moderator was smooth and poised with tons of smart questions, and the audience asked enormously intelligent things about entertainment vs. instruction and how our families have affected us.

And everyone who bought a book had exact change.

It was like some kind of crazy ideal of how a panel is supposed to work! Lake Wobegon panel! Take notes, con-goers! Not one person in the audience tried to pitch us their book! Everyone was enthusiastic and smart as hell! Only one person asked if I had any non-fantasy books!

So yeah, it was a lot of fun. I hope I get ot meet more island folk now that the tourist season is winding down. It's so hard, because we work at home and only know a few people. I need to get out more.

You can see my profile up on the new Peaks Island Authors site
, along with a cute picture of me in my office.

Oh, and you can also see an interview me at this little indie website I'm sure you've never heard of. I think those kids are going places!

Now to work a bit and clean the house so that matociquala , marykaykare , and chang3002  can come and feast tomorrow!

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