I’m in New York, the Big Apple. Tonight is my NY reading at the Barnes & Noble near the Lincoln Center (7:30, 1972 Broadway)—the one with the huge room for events, big enough for rock groups, and too big for the likes of me. My hard-working publicist, Kelly Bowen, has warned me that of all the events on this very long one-month tour, this is the one likely to disappoint.
I walked by that store yesterday and the photo of me on the poster made me look like a burn victim. Oh well.
At least it’s no longer threatening to rain—according to CNN, that is, but not according to the dark overcast sky from my hotel window.
I don’t mind small crowds, in truth. There are always a few avid fans, and it’s moving to meet them.
I’ve yet to work out the logistics of my gown. The skirt wrinkles, which I hadn’t planned on. Yesterday I bought a Jiffy Esteam—a clothing steamer. (It works like magic! How did I ever manage without it?) Today I need to find an extension cord, because although there may be an outlet in my improve dressing rooms, they are rarely set close to where I can hang the skirt.
By the time this 4-week tour is over, I hope to have all this worked out.
Image from BibliOdyessy.
The Jiffy Esteam sounds like quite the gizmo. I also need a miracle cat fur removal tool when I travel *g*.
Joanne, rhubarb and baby lambs sound as exciting as it gets, and with your very own Wilno Heritabe Lager to top it off … ! How thrilling. I’m a little longing for home tonight. xo
Hi Sandra: will be following your adventures with avid interest. Here at the Wilno Station Inn the most exciting events are the lush rhubarb crop, our two new lambs named Carmelita and Agnes, and the launch of our Wilno Heritage Lager. Will hoist one to you and imagine strolling down Broadway! Hope you’re having fun and am reading Mistress of the Sun verrry slowly to make it last. xxx Joanne
Best wishes on your reading tonight! Hope it goes well. :-)