I owe John and Julie more than I can repay. They’ve done the covers for several of my books (including
this life-changer) and shot all the photos in , cover included. They’ve had a tough stretch lately, so Visiting Tom this recognition is nice.
In one of those stretches where at the base of it all I’m glad I was raised up to just put the boots on and get to work, Nobbern-style.
Barry Lynn at 100 by Andrea Paulseth
I respect and admire Barry Lynn, for reasons I’ve described recently
here and here and (from back when he was in his mid-90s) here, so it was good to see him onstage last weekend as he marked his 100th birthday.
Sat in my car alongside a dead end road on a hill and joined host Steve Kraske to talk about
and Population 485 Visiting Tom.
listen here (our part starts at about the 13:40 mark).
Included in the pleasures of quality acquaintances are the gifts they give (this from an erudite barkeep):
An interview with Dave Gourdoux. I was grateful that he raised the “persona” question. It’s been something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.
Still getting emails and notes about
World Book Night. Thanks again to all, including Hoagy the fleeting mystery cat seen here helping the human prepare books for distribution. (Usually my books make cats sleepy.) ( Veeerrry sleepy.)
“Met” by phone with a lively book group in Grand Haven, Michigan, last night.
Pretty much gobsmacked by the dedication and heartfulness of World Book Night givers. Three more stories:
Small town fire department visit.
Patient, persistent giver.
Forgetful (I relate) giver who did it on her own.
Thank you one and all.