A quick dispatch from the road! Sorry for the dearth of blogging. I miss it!
It is very strange for me to be without either my camera or my laptop. Instead I have my phone
and a dinky little cute notebook computer that is NOT A MAC.
The horror! Ha ha. I feel handicapped on this thing!
Anyway, long story short, I have been to London (!!) and then to Vail, Colorado (!!)
and now I am in Boulder with Jim and Clementine, full of good food and a day of laughter.
Happy happy happy :-)
Real blog posts will have to wait, but for now, some images ...
Holy smokes, I was on the radio! The above is in a booth talking to BBC Scotland.
That one was recorded, but earlier in the morning I was LIVE. And on BBC 4 Radio,
which they tell me has massive listenership. YIPE! I was so nervous, but it was fun!
I don't have a link yet to hear it (I haven't heard it yet!),
but Jim and my Hodder publicist Eleni gave me the thumbs up
(also, I like my biceps in that picture! That is pure toddler-lifting muscle!)
I also signed lots of books!
This is in the office, but I also got to go to lots of bookstores,
including THE BIGGEST BOOKSTORE IN EUROPE: Waterstones Piccadilly,
which was absurdly gorgeous and will be the site of an entire day's leisure on some future London trip,
I vow it.
Look, Piccadilly Circus!
There was also an amazing party, at an amazing place called, get this,
The Worship Street Whistling Shop. How fabulous is that???
And the food! (Dry ice merengues that made your nose smoke, "chocolate air,")
And the drinks! A bespoke cocktail that started smoky grey and turned PINK.
And the site. And the guests! Bloggers, booksellers, I love you.
Hodder & Stoughton, I love you. Kate, Eleni: lovelove :-)
Jim and I got dolled up a bit:
(I will have more pictures of the party!!!)
There was more, oh more. I hope I can get it all together to show.
So WEIRD traveling without my camera!!! Weird and meager!)
Anyway, back to the States, to Vail, Colorado for the Sirens conference,
which was so great. Much more later. The key thing up front was that CLEMENTINE was there!
Ten days without her, oh man, too long. Toooooooooo long!
The aspens were changing. Um, wow?
Check out these costumes from the Monster Ball. Just a glimpse:
On the left, that's the lovely Faye Bi from Little, Brown, dressed as...
Marionette Zuzana!! Best. Surprise. EVER!
I am going to bed now. I miss you!
P.S. HOLY CR** Daughter is reviewed in the current Entertainment Weekly. A-!!! Wheeee!
Too clutzy to link or post a pic right now. I hope you will SEE IT!
*heart heart heart*
Sleep well, blogland :-)