Yesterday’s dinner and reading was a lot of fun. We had a good turnout for the pre-reading meal, about 15 people. Here’s the table full of us, on the McMenamin’s patio:
Going clockwise from the lower left, I think I can capture all these names. mlerules, Debra Stover, Janet Happe Lunde, Brian Hunt, Rachel Sinclair Hunt, the Niece, tillyjane (a/k/a my mom), martianmooncrab, Michelle Carlson, Jenna Miller, Stacey Hale Hankins, Jersey Girl in Portland, me, Lisa Costello. delerium3 is taking the picture, and MtnSk8tr is out of the frame.
Also, martianmooncrab gave me this fetching hat:
Which I wore through dinner and partway through the reading.
We had a pretty good turnout at Powell’s. Peter Honingstock did his usual wonderful job of hosting. I tried to shoot some footage for Donnie Reynolds, which resulted in moderate hilarity around adjusting the field expedient camera stand. I spoke briefly about some of the things going on in my writing and personal life, read the very beginning of Kalimpura, then the calming-the-storm scene from the book’s second section, took some Q&A, and a signed a bunch of titles. All in all, it was quite a good evening.
My thanks to everyone who turned up at dinner, and all the more so to everyone who made it to the reading.
Photo © 2013, Joseph E. Lake, Jr. and E. West.
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