Monthly Archives: November 2008

Best T’giving pic & a Twitter question

TweetI am stuffed with gratitude and pie. I should go for a run, I should deal with the backlog of mail, I should write out my expense reports. I should write the next book. But not right now. I am taking a couple of days off to read and drink vats of gravy. I haven’t […]
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NCTE/ALAN photos… and guacamole recipe, I promise

TweetThanksgiving was filled with gratitude, turkey, stuffing, and pie. As always, it is/was the best holiday of the year for me. I’ll post the best Thanksgiving photo later…. maybe tomorrow. In the meantime, I need to clear these photos off my desktop. The trick is to figure out where to start…… with Beowulf, of course! […]
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NCTE/ALAN fun & festivities

TweetThank you, good citizens of San Antonio, for providing wifi in your airport! I’m sitting at Gate 13, waiting for the plane that will take me to Atlanta, where I will get the plane to take me HOME. I’m not feeling terribly energetic or articulate right now, but I am so very, very grateful for […]
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National Book Awards fun & festivities

TweetSo here’s the story….. The trip started out with a few minor glitches. We woke up to some snow. And poor BH was exhausted because he had food poisoning on Sunday night. But we People of the Tundra are made tough – neither snow nor bacteria kept us down. We made it to the Big […]
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Congratulations Judy!!!

TweetI know I am wicked behind on postings and updates, but whirlwind doesn’t begin to describe the last couple of days. The most important thing right now is to tell you that the National Book Award events have been a blast; I am so honored to have CHAINS in league with the other spectacular books […]
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Book Tour Day 24 – Final Huzzah!

TweetSo yep, I’m in NYC for the National Book Foundation excitement, but before I fill you in on that, I am duty-bound to wrap up my tour coverage, New Orleans style. This gate, covered with gris-gris stuff, was in the shop where we ate po’ boy sandwiches. I met VERY enthusiastic fans!! St. George’s School […]
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Book Tour Day 23 – a Southern city I could live in

TweetLiving up on the tundra, conversation often turns to the fantasy of having a second house in the South where one can live during the winter. I have always been baffled by this because a) I love snow, and b) while I’ve enjoyed my trips to the South, I’ve never visited a place where I […]
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Book Tour Day 22 – Light at the End of the Tunnel

TweetYesterday was the quietest day of the tour – I gave a writing workshop to teens through the Miami Book Fair then headed for the airport and the plane to New Orleans. Note to self: no more prepackaged sushi at airports. Eat sushi only where you can watch it made! The good thing I consumed […]
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Book Tour Days 20 & 21 – flavored Cuban

TweetIt’s hard to believe that the official part of the CHAINS tour is almost over. It has been a remarkable four weeks; I know I’ll be thinking about all the readers and booksellers I met for months to come. In a little while I’ll check out of this hotel and give a writing workshop to […]
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A brief breakfast message

TweetThe post about yesterday will come later this afternoon, but I must say this right now: FRESH MANGO FOR BREAKFAST!!! Miami is awesome.
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