How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Part Two

As the first week of workshops wound down, several things happened in Aspen that were quite magical.  Of course, that magnificent bastard Colum McCann arrived.  It doesn't get much better than that--though everyone knew if Colum is here, we are not getting much sleep.

My life in animal rescue

Sunday, after a blazing week of recording the audiobook of Queen of America.  I have been in the gorgeous high-tech recording studio in dntn Chi every day, bent to the mike with my engineer pals Mark and Jason, and Suzanne, intrepid long-distance producer on the phone line.  It is going very well.  I am happy to tell you I'm cranking it out like six crazy people.  I have to be my own theater troupe, play all the characters.  I didn't really ponder how much sexier this book is than, say, The Hummingbird's Daughter.  Or how romantic it is.  Dang if there isn't a lot of sensu

Neil Gaiman Saves The Day

OK, famous (and infamous) writers have been in our lives and in and out of our house forever. Our kids eye-roll as they pack up their sleeping bags and move into the basement or sit through yet another reading or author dinner. They are unfailingly polite and always feign great interest in these grownups.

Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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