Brain Freeze at the Book Fair

  I have always loved book fairs.  Big ones spread out over acres of a university campus, small ones on the playground of an urban community center — doesn’t matter.  Even when my kids were tiny, and the main attraction for them was the Oscar Mayer...

The Reality Of It All

In case anyone wasn’t at Barnes & Noble in Glendale on Saturday, the goofy-looking woman third from the right in the pink shirt is me. (I am not, in fact, goofy-looking; I just photograph goofy. I am also not, in fact, the shape of a prize-winning pumpkin.)...

Afterparty Goes Off to the Printer

  This giant stack of paper is the copyedited manuscript for Afterparty. Exactly two hours and forty-eight minutes ago, my wonderful editor, Patrick Price, phoned and we put the finishing touches on the second half of the book. (We did the first half yesterday.)...