After the Ball is Over…

Friday night, I’m meant to connect up with all sorts of interesting and famous people. Seriously famous people. You’ve heard of them. But they ditched us. Alas. Which turned out just fine by me. I got to eat my first (and only) proper meal of the weekend and have a […]

But for the Grace

Well. This is what it’s like: A big convention hall filled with booths, books and people everywhere. Thousands of them. It’s overwhelming sometimes and, eventually, all that I have left are little slices of memory and anecdote… …stormtroopers in full regalia, posing for pictures with anyone who asked… …the gorgeously […]

blak citins sleyp

It isn’t too far into the evening that I realize why Neil Gaiman always writes about food and sleep on his blog. Apparently there’s neither in the publishing world. An open bar, however, makes up for a lot. Despite the lack of anything remotely resembling food, I spent a perfectly […]

Five Black Kittens

I’ve made it to L.A., heading to a few parties tonight populated with the West Coast literati. So I’m a bit out of my element. But I did get to lend a hand feeding five stray kittens that my hosts found a few days ago. The kittens are very tiny […]