Hi folks! Remember, Portlanders, Wordstock is this weekend, so come down to the Convention Center and celebrate books! My reading is Sunday at 2 pm on the Children's Stage; hope to see you there!
And, this is fun, I got into the local paper for the first time ever. Yay, I'm famous - ha ha. It's in the friday A&E supplement to The Oregonian with a picture and everything, and while I am completely thrilled to be in there, I am baffled by one thing, these words: "Taylor is a writer and artist who sold her work at Saturday Market and wrote whatever popped into her head. . ." Ehm, er. . . whatever popped into my head? That line is kind of funny because it is so NOT how I write. It makes me seem like a happy-go-lucky, jot-down-whatever kind of writer, and there are times when I wish I was but, um, I'm not. So, I wonder how that got in there. A part of me wants to think, whimsically, that the layout person needed an extra line to balance out the page so they added it from thin air. Anyway, looking forward to Wordstock. I love being in huge halls filled with books and booky people!
The article also says, very rightly, how Jim and I love the grey Northwest weather and how happy we are when it rains. Very true, and after a stretch of autumn sunshine and unseasonal warmth, we got a nice velvety gray day yesterday. It felt like evening all day long. Why do I like that? I don't know, but I do. And it rained, and I did not even set one toe out of the house all day. Why do I love that? I don't know either, but I do. Gloom, gloom, beautiful gloom.
Oh! And check out this:
Blackbringer made it onto the cover of the most recent ALAN Review! This is the publication of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, an independent branch of the National Council of Teachers of English. How cool to have my book right there! And my editor must be happy -- two of his books are on it. He also edited Monster Blood Tattoo. Thanks, Kirby Larson, for sending this to me!
Whatever you're doing this weekend, I hope you have a marvelous time.