Loving the Mitten State

What a great way to start the week – TWISTED has been selected as one of the 2008 Michigan Library Association’s Thumbs Up! Award honor books. THANK YOU, MICHIGAN!! Woooooooo!

::runs around office, tripping over stacks of books::

(I’ll post a link to the complete list as soon as it is available.)

The weekend flew by. We had our last group run in preparation for next week’s race. It was disgustingly hot and humid, but we didn’t die, so I guess it worked out. After a dash home, a quick shower, and a long drive to Skaneateles, I had a great book signing at Creekside Books there.

“And where are the photos, Laurie?” you ask. “You always post photos about these things. Come to think of it, you promised us video, too. Whatever happened to that, huh? Huh?”

Yeah, about the photos. We are experiencing technical difficulties trying to get my new Nikon Coolpix S550 to talk to my operating system, Mac OS X 10.5.3. The Office Mouse will be hunting down the right driver today, but if any of you guys know anything about this configuration, please let us know in the Comments.

Office Mouse is also setting up a listserv for any of you would like direct notification about new books or when I might be showing up at a bookstore or conference near you. Details later in the week.

How is prom season going? Check out the Readergirlz site where we are talking about my book PROM all month long. I have started to spill the stories behind the stories in the forum. Go read and share your own prom tales of woe or wonder!

To give you a photo fix for the day, here is a shot of the PROM book signing I had at river’s end bookstore in Oswego a couple of years ago. The store turned the event into a prom, complete with band and punch. And they sent a limo for me and my date!

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We had a blast.

11 Replies to “Loving the Mitten State”

  1. I don’t know… is that how these things usually unfold?

    I’m sure the Michiganders will advise soon.

  2. Hey, I just got the same exact camera! And it’s working spectacularly, but I’m running Mac OS X 10.4.ll. So this is just to say that when you get your Coolpix working, you will love it 🙂

  3. love the photo… anyone in there someone we hear about in your stories, aside from your and BH of course?

    and i agree with _heartsong_ on both points.

  4. The man at the far left is Bill Reilly. He is standing next to his wife Mindy Ostrow. They own river’s end bookstore in Oswego NY, where I buy most of my books, and where I have started my last three novels (sitting in this magic chair they have.)

  5. Ted looks kind of cartoon-ish behind you and BH, and Alex (far right) just looks scary. 😛

    Little Quirk

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