Saturday, February 7, 2009

All About Twinkies

Little known fact: I used to live in Tacoma. In honor of being back, this morning, I went to class at my favorite studio, Source Yoga. If you are ever in T-town and need some stretching, Source is your source: Last night, we read here, at the University Bookstore, where not one, but three (3!) enthusiastic booksellers introduced us: Turnout was high, thanks in large part to Jonathan Evison and Paul Constant who blogged about us in The Stranger. "Minor and Rooney are on a tour of the country—I think 25 stops—and at each stop, they're teaming up with a local author. This is a good way to go about readings for young authors, I think, and that makes this the reading of the night," he blogged. Thanks, Paul! Jonathan was a generous co-reader, and he even brought along plenty of sort of phallic snacks for the crowd, including chopped up Twinkies and bite-sized sausages: Let's get a closer look: After the reading, we each got a chair, a pen, and a stack of books and got to work signing: The audience bought a lot of copies--thanks, audience! One gentleman, Neil, asked me to draw a picture when I signed his copy of LNG, which was nice. I drew a picture of a horse. Thanks for asking me to do that, Neil! Next stop: Bellingham. Hope to see you tonight!

6 comments:

Aaron Dietz said...

It was nice to meet you both, and good luck on the rest of your tour!

Martin Seay said...

Was it a nude horse?

Kyle Minor said...

Yes.

Kathleen Rooney said...

I think the horse was nude, unless fur counts?

And nice to meet you, too, Aaron. Good luck with your book!

Martin Seay said...

Good. Horses in outfits creep me out.

Anna said...

It was a great event! Thanks so much for coming and livening up the bookstore! Also, I'm loving your blog. What a cool way for readers to connect with the tour process. Please do come back and tell all your friends to visit, too!

-Anna who hosted you