Phew! I just made it home from an exciting and eventful weekend in New York City. I got to see my awesome college and travel friend Emily, have my picture taken with a Viking ship, and visit an ice rink with a view of the Hudson River.
The purpose of the trip, though, was to attend the Brooklyn Book Festival. My publisher, Cuidono Press, had a table up towards the top of the scrum in a nice spot that backed up to a grassy area lined with London planetrees and carpeted occasionally by frenzied irruptions of pigeons. It was also convenient to the food trucks, which is never a bad thing!
The main event for me was seeing Seeking the Center in print for the very first time. I am happy to report that it is beautiful. The cover looks fantastic, the size feels compact and chunky in my hands--of course I had to have my picture taken with it!
I also had the opportunity to spend some time with Martha, my amazing editor/publisher. I picked her brain about some "business" matters, but we also chatted about other things including life in Brooklyn, Broadway musicals (Fun Home is a mutual favorite), and some old, shared acquaintances. The best part, though, was getting to meet the book lovers who strolled by. Some of them were--ack!--Rangers fans, but hey, hockey is hockey!