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!