Need your mojo
I'm back in my home port. Spent last weekend and the beginning of the week in San Diego cleaning up the mess our Jeanne
had left at Comic Con
. When I mentioned that I knew her, I learned to turn around and run before I got beaned with empty bottles of beer. (Don't let Jeanne tell you otherwise, she was an author gone wild.) I've been in San Diego before during a short and whirlwind signing tour. I had arrived at my hotel late and left early so I never got a chance to see how beautiful the city is. This time I lingered around enough to almost get cited for loitering. One major detail that's not mentioned anywhere in the tourist bochures is that the air traffic landing at the airport screams low over the city. To get the full effect of this picture you need a sound track of 120 decibels.
Yesterday I taught a plotting class for Lighthouse
. The class was held in the community room of Panera Bakery, a very cool space. Here are the students, from your left to right: Karen, Tricia, Joan, Cammen, Susan, Janine, Heather (who won the Devil Duck--her life will never be the same. Heh, heh), Jim, and Denise.
Afterwards I met with Lucille and her son Eric, from Amarillo, TX, enroute home from Sturgis (yes, that Sturgis). They made the detour just to meet me and get their copies of Nymphos
signed. I took this photo of them inside their trailer with the Harleys. How cool was that? (Actually it was hot as hell.)
Several weeks ago I posted my thoughts about the future. On her blog Richelle Mead
said that she was blown away by Altered States
, a gritty futuristic novel by Richard K. Morgan
. So far, WOW!
And finally, I got an announcement saying the Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book
had nominated these books and authors for a Colorado Book Award in Popular Fiction:
by Rebecca K. RoweIron Ties
by Ann Parker
The Nymphos of Rocky Flats
by Mario Acevedo
Two of my writer friends are also nominated:
Creative Non-Fiction: Who are You People?
by Shari Caudron
Anthology/Collection: Hot Coffee and Cold Truth: Living and Writing in the West
, WC Jameson