Book Tour Texas Pt. 2

It's hard to believe I'm doing Italian translation work
on Hummingbird's daughter via iPhone with Rome
from a speeding car in Texas.

Low clouds only 7 stories
above the plain.

90 to Hondo:
There is a novel in every hovel.

Appropriate or what:
ZZ Top in Hondo.

Pro-Ag warehouse,
roof peeled off & curling
aluminum wave.

Random Book Tour Dispatch: Texas in June Pt. 1

"Me and Cinderella, put it all together,
We can drive it home
With one headlight." --The Wallflowers


Up at 4:00, leaving Boston before sunrise.

Grind, grind, grind. Get to Dallas, and Ronnie
drives us to Dallas Morning News offices--
reporters watch the World Cup over my shoulder
as I try to answer their questions.

Gone to Texas

I'm on my way to Lubbock. I seem to be spending a lot of time in Texas lately. (See the post, below, and "Wastelander II.") It's funny, because my father once forbade me from ever going to Texas at all. Ever. It seems he was there with the Mexican president in the 40s, and a restaurant refused the president service. The owner told my father he could eat, because he was a white man. But the others had to get out. "But he's the president of Mexico!" my father said. "I don't care who he is," was the alleged reply.


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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