Alyson Noel’s purple pants really left an impression on me, I guess.
My Last Book Tour as Depicted in a Series of Angsty Photographs of Hotel Occasional Chairs
Top Row: Houston, Hotel Sorella
Middle Row, L to R: Austin, Embassy Suites; Naperville, Hotel Arista; Denver, Sheraton
Bottom Row, L to R: Pasadena 1, Westin; Pasadena 2, Westin; Seattle, Pan Pacific
And below, a bit from a poem I adore, “Love After Love” by Derek Walcott:
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
Here’s a link to Derek Walcott, Collected Poems, 1948-1984. Buy it, young writer. Read the whole thing VERY SLOWLY. You can thank me later.
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE PEN FATALE TOUR.
pen fa·tale [pen fuh–tal]
– noun 1. a gal who only needs a pen to cause trouble.
MY FELLOW PENSLINGERS ARE:
Jessica Brody (My Life Undecided, The Karma Club)
Alyson Noel (the Immortals Series, the Riley Bloom series)
Mary Pearson (A Room on Lorelei Street, the Jenna Fox Series)
And me, Gabrielle Zevin.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
6:00 PM Barnes & Noble, The Woodlands, TX
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
7:00 PM off-site event hosted by Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
OCTOBER 1, 2011
Austin Teen Lit Festival, Austin, TX
Pen Fatale panel will be moderated by author Margo Rabb
OCTOBER 4, 2011
7:00 PM in-store event at Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL
Panel will be moderated by Mary Harris Russell, contributor to Chicago Tribune
OCTOBER 5, 2011
7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, Boulder, CO
OCTOBER 6, 2011
7:00 PM in-store event at Tattered Cover, Highlands Ranch, CO
Panel will be moderated by Claire Martin, The Denver Post
OCTOBER 9, 2011
3:00 PM in-store event at Vroman’s, Pasadena, CA
OCTOBER 10, 2011
5:00 PM event at Upland Public Library, Upland, CA with Mrs. Nelson’s Toy & Book Shop
OCTOBER 12, 2011
7:00 PM in-store event at Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
Panel moderated by Stephanie Dunnewind, The Seattle Times
OCTOBER 13, 2011
7:00 PM Barnes & Noble, Lynnwood, WA
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