When I was a kid, I remember jumping up and down on my bed, imagining I was Karen Carpenter and singing at the top of my lungs.
I had the greatest time in New York. In three days, we did:
a. The Museum of Natural History
b. Arturos on Houston (my favorite pizza) with my editor
c. Bleecker street blues with my sis and friend
d. Reading and book signing and drinks with Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
e. Little Italy and Chinatown
f. FAO Schwartz and the M & M store
g. Saw the Waldorf Astoria with my beautiful cousin and second cousin, Teresa and Cosette
h. Hand-sold my novel at JFK airport to another Richmonder
Heidi Durrow and her husband Darryl were so much fun. Heidi and I both considered how great it would be to book-tour together. She is a real wordsmith. Compelling, funny, wise and beautiful (inside and out). The folks at Word in Brooklyn couldn't have been better hosts. Man, I had a serious blast!