Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wicked Pisser Week

Yes, that's me shamelessly showing off my baby.
Hello, my friends!

It's been wicked pisser busy since the San Gabriel Valley LitFest.  Where did this week go?  But, let's get back to SGV Litfest, just for a moment.





It's like they're the new Beatles or-- the Next Big Thing!
I wanted to mention how well oiled the LitFest machine was.  I wanted to compliment John and Ann Brantingham, Scott Creley and Elder Zamora.  I wanted to thank everyone who listened to my readings.  I wanted to compliment all the people I introduced, and tell them how much I enjoyed getting to know them better.  I wanted to thank the people who womaned the Oak Tree Press booth, and tell them I am happy to have so many new friends.  I wanted to thank all those who took photographs of me, especially the ones who made me look good.  I still want to do all those things, so here goes.  THANK YOU!
                                                                                                           
Dylan Gosland and Anders Carson

Luke Salazar, on fire!















                                                                                                                            

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  1. It was a big success, and you were a big part of the reason. I'm still exhausted, but I can't imagine how tired I'd be if I hadn't had all the great volunteers.

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    1. OMG. You'd be dead meat today without all those wonderful volunteers. It cheers me to see how many people want to give to something greater than themselves. I think a big piece of it is the magnetism both you and Ann possess-- and, of course, your underlying passion for literature is the true draw. Or is it pull?

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  2. from Merryl of Maui:

    ALOHA! GIRLFRIEND; GOOD GOING! NOW, LET'S SELL, SELL, SELL! I need my copy and will get it, ASAP!

    OXOXXO ME

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    1. Whoo-hoooo! That's the kind of thing a girl loves to read. I love how you think!

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  3. This is one of those times when it's fits to say, A good time was had by all. : )
    Marja McGraw

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    1. Indeed. You're one organized and saavy author, I'll say that for you. I said it to your face, now I'll say it in print. I can learn A LOT from you. Thanx for being my new friend, Marja!

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  4. Oh!!!!Marta.....that disgusting toilet word. I know that today it really means nothing to so many, but the English language its so beautiful and conjures up images of so many wonderful things that I don't need to hear it or see it or deal with it.....count it to my age or just count it to wanting life to be beautiful....Aileen

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    1. I'm sorry I offended you, Aileen. I also want life to be beautiful! And you're right-- I didn't even think of the true meaning of the word. I was poking fun of an expression common in and around the Boston area, or so I've heard. I promise not to plunge into the depths of any toilet talk in the future. Can you forgive me?

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    2. I have always really liked you and now I know why. Thank you for understanding. I am looking forward to your book. If you use a few words I don't use, I'll accept them as part of the character. I'm not all that small but you are too lovely to end up like Elizabeth Taylor, who had such a potty mouth. I knew her years ago in my Theatre days. Her publicity agent at MGM was my best friend's mother.

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    3. Ha! My book is very above board. If there is anything "potty," please let me know. Nothing that I recall. I tried to keep it strictly PG, if not entirely G rated!

      I didn't know that about Liz, but I can imagine she and Richard could get pretty blue collar nasty-- especially when drinking.

      Glad you are going to forgive me!

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  5. I am really sorry I could not be there to see you bask in the triumph of your first published mystery novel. You are beautiful and no photograph will ever capture the true image of your beauty. I have seen what the camera does not.

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    1. Thank you for your good wishes and your keen eye.

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  6. It sounds like you all had a wonderful and productive time. So happy for your new book published. A wonderful launch for you. Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you, Cora. It was a swell event and I have so many new friends. I can't tell which was the best part-- meeting so many awesome authors, wirters and poets and getting to hang out with them OR getting to see my own book in print and promoting it.

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    1. Truly was and you, dear Andrew, are the most awesome!

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  8. Thanks for this, Marta. I love your enthusiasm and your humor. I'm so glad I got to know you and wish you much success with your book. Like you, I have many new friends, thanks to the literary festival. I went on to the Puerto Vallarta conference where I spent time with Jim Callan, Doug Danielson and...Bille Johnson herself! She's lovely (as are all the Oak Tree people I've met so far). I'm still recuperating from my two-week trip.

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  9. Hey Eileen! You are quite the character. I LOVED meeting you and can't wait to read your memoir. I am envious of your visit to the Puerto Vallarta conference. Not that I could even rationalize it for myself-- the temps have been in the mid to high 70s and even the 80s since you left here. :)

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  10. This was great fun and exciting to see you with your first copy of Murder's Last Resort. Keep punching and we'll keep supporting. Augie

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