Hey, Big Apple!

I am coming to New York City!!

On Sunday, March 20 at 4pm, I’ll be speaking at Symphony Space.

I am VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!!! (so excited, I find myself pounding the caps lock and spitting out exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!)

It gets better.

I will be chatting with the One, the Only, Maureen Johnson, who is a great writer and quite possibly the funniest woman in the world.

This is a ticketed event, so you’ll want to buy your tickets as soon as possible. Bring your book club. Bring your mom. Dad. Bring the whole family!!!

And also….

Please bring some ibufrofen and bags of ice. And a few bananas. I wouldn’t mind a bagel, either.


Because that morning I will be running (i.e. shuffling with great purpose) the New York City Half-Marathon. So, no, I will not be demonstrating any tap dancing routines at Symphony Space. But come anyway. We’re going to have a blast.



My Friday Five

First, I owe a shout-out to Lydia, whose older sister, Elena, works at Writer’s House in New York. ::waves from couch:: She said really sweet things about you, Lydia!

Now – my Five Friday Things:

1. My surgery is over and my leg is in the air and healing nicely. (Thanks for all the warm wishes.) BH tells me that when I was coming out of the anesthesia I tried to negotiate with the doctor and get him to agree that I could go running in four days instead of two weeks. I do not remember this. Both the doc and BH were amused.

2. Two weeks without running is a veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery long time.

3. Pain pills make you stupid, but are useful when you need to sleep.

4. Two weeks = fourteen days = seven missed running days = 35 missed miles. Humpf.

5. I am not in New York for BEA because of The Leg. So here are my photos from last week’s New York City trip.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic This is Kevin Lewis, my Simon & Schuster editor, with me. We’re holding Thank You, Sarah, and Fever 1793, our past projects, and drafts of Independent Dames and Chains, my books that Kevin is publishing in 2008.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Derry Wilkens, the Publicity Goddess at Viking/Penguin who put together the Twisted book tour.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Sharyn November, my Viking Editor and sister of the spirit.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic In between meetings I snuck down to Books of Wonder, one of the best children’s bookstores in the country.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic And here are some of the nice booksellers who work there: Angela Williams, Lee Burnley, and Cyrus Krapf-Altomare.

Does anyone have any BEA stories?