This week has been an ass-kicker. A “no” on a job I wanted (that happened at the exact same time we got rear-ended on the highway), another no, another no, Oprah ending, a plumbing clog that has caused septic nightmares coming from inside the house. And since methane gas inside the house isn’t enough, a family of skunks have taken up residence in the backyard. Judging from the smell, they are easily frightened multiple times a day. I lost a notebook that had story notes I needed, but more importantly contained apparently the only copy I had of my landlord’s address and the rent is due… No, don’t bother looking for the notebook, I think I lost it 30,000 miles in the air. (Sudden screaming baby made me accidentally overturn my purse in 18C.)
Since my father’s no longer around to buy multiple lottery tickets every week, I need you to keep hope alive by blindly entering a contest with the brazen assumption that you’re going to win because you’re a winner and that’s what winners do. That’s what my dad would’ve done and I need someone to be a winner. Some good news, people. Let’s find it. Read more
Attention all Southland book-nerds and stalkers, this is your warning that I will be in public, answering questions and dorking out on the lovely USC campus, Saturday, April 30th for a discussion and book signing. Read more
So the last time I had a chance to update I was in Athens, GA, closing out the book tour for Going in Circles. The book reading was a complete blast. The place was packed with both pamie.com (well, TelevisionWithoutPity.com) fans and derby girls, and it was one of those events that makes me miss being able to get up on a stage five or so times a week. Read more
Yesterday’s entry brought some good email/comments from you guys.
[readermail]I love that you’re taking your mom on the Orient Express. I cannot wait to read all about it. Maybe you should write a book. In fact, I command you to! Besides, it would make a way better movie than Eat, Pray, Love and Meryl Streep can play your mom and Patricia Arquette can play you. Perfect. There, I’ve cast it. Now, you just have to write the book! Start now! Hee.
Hope you’re well.
I get told just about every time I mention this trip to someone new, “Well, I look forward to whatever you end up writing about that.” But this is the first time someone went ahead and cast it. Read more
To help promote Dewey over at Goodreads I’m offering up three copies of Going in Circles. All you have to do is click (and click again), and you’ve entered! (And maybe spread the word about Dewey to help your Karma?)
I’m sorry I’ve been away for this past month, but I was writing. Just not here. I went out with a pitch and a spec pilot and a book proposal so there’s lots of “me” that is currently “out there,” which took time away from right here. Actually… just blame Twitter. Read more
Let’s see. I went to Bellingham and that was fun. I got to meet superfan Teecer, who was extremely sweet and had all my books, and superhero Jen, who was awesome (Thanks for the review, Jen!). Lots of people came to the book signing, a homeless man won my box of Kleenex, and someone in the audience asked if I ever thought about being a performer, which made my friend from college sitting in the back laugh his ass off. Read more
Today! 7:30 Eastern, 4:30 Pacific… I don’t know what time that is for you Australians. Over here on Sarah’s page I’ll be live-chatting with her readers, answering questions about Going in Circles. Come join in the fun!
Move over, Oprah. Sarah Bunting’s starting up her own book club. Her readers voted and chose Going in Circles as their first selection. They spent the past few weeks reading and today they begin their discussion in this thread following Sarah’s review.
I will also be participating in a live chat with the readers of Tomato Nation on Wednesday 30 June at 8 PM ET. Check the site for more details. Hooray for Tomato Nation.
I got so excited about this I screwed up the update twice.
When times get tough, tough girls get rolling. At least that’s what Pamela Ribon says. The author of Going in Circles (which she affectionately refers to as Eat, Cry, Shove) extols the virtues of roller derby, why it worked better than therapy when her marriage ended and what she learned along the way.
Read the article here. Hope you enjoy. Please forward, Tweet, Facebook, email and/or share it with your favorite roller girl.