And now for today’s major reason I was happy to avert the threat of the bug from work:
We were charmed as well that an older gentleman ahead of us in the line was attending the reading on behalf of his college-age daughter, who he said was a big fan of Rachel’s work and who was very put out that she was in New York and missing her first reading in the Pacific Northwest ever. He got Jenny to take his picture with Rachel to send to his daughter, which was awesome.
And Rachel told some awesome little anecdotes, including how that excellent
She gave out shiny things to all the people in the line, and there were apparently shinier things she was going to give to anybody who’d shown up with the whole Morganville series. I didn’t see what shiny swag that involved, since I’m behind on buying those! But what she gave out was pretty shiny, a big bookmark that changes images when you change what angle you hold it, and an Official Morganville Resident ID Card.
All in all it was a lovely little way to blow an hour. We left quickly, because the author herself had to get back to her hotel room–she has a book due tomorrow, the next MV installment, and she had 10K to go! She’s been jamming in all of the writing on this thing on the last several stops on her tour. I gotta say, for a woman on a reading tour and working in crunch mode on her next manuscript, she was looking pretty authorial, too.
Props as always to Third Place for their lovely little author events. I’ll have to scamper back down there on Tuesday as well for