Back From New York

Eden Winters and I had an amazing time in New York City with the Dreamspinner crew and at the Rainbow Book Fair. We roomed with Carole Cummings and Jenni Hennig, both awesome ladies that we met in the flesh for the first time. The Dreamspinner gang–Elizabeth, Ariel, Lyn, Anne and the editors and artists– gave us an insider’s look into publishing, and then we had a full day at the book fair. If I’d bought every book I wanted, I’d have had to rent an 18-wheeler to get home.  I met some incredible people, including JM Snyder, K. Piet, and Rick McGranahan.

Some of the things I learned:

1. In case of blackout, hand Ariel Tachna a copper wire. The city will light up again.
2.
In my ongoing efforts at world domination, Anne Regan shall be chief logistics officer and the opposition will be vanquished.
3.
In the same quest, Elizabeth North will be chief intelligence officer, at which point I shall have every scrap of relevant information, even things I did not know I needed to know.
4.
Dreamspinner authors can make anything come out sounding smutty.
5.
Limousines dont actually explode from laughter, although the doors bulge a little.
6.
JP Barnaby, Eden Winters, Carole Cummings, and Andrew Gray can riff off each other like crazy. Two words: were-possum.
7.
New York pizza is everything the rest of the world has been told it is.
8.
While there is no such thing as too many books it is a proven fact they weigh 6 times their original weight after a long trek up and down Manhattan.
9.
Its entirely too easy to confuse a cabbie. Ours misplaced La Guardia Airport.
10.
Four women, one bathroom: doable.
11.
The world is a chilly, windy place that looks very strange from a quarter mile above street level.
12.
Dreamspinner treats their authors as valued members of the organization.

Pictures coming soon!

10 responses to “Back From New York

  1. So glad you had a great time, Pam. I’m looking so forward to Albuquerque in October. 🙂

  2. Sounds like an absolute blast! 🙂

  3. Sounds like it was a lot of fun. The convos sound like y’all were doing y’alls best to have way too much fun. 😛

  4. I’m glad you ladies had a great time! October can’t get here fast enough!

  5. Ha! Were-possums. So much fun. I’ll be emailing you and Eden tonight, but I just wanted to say how terrific it was to finally meet you both and have the opportunity to spend some real time getting to know you. I adore you even more now! *massive hugs*

    • Massive hugs in return! It was a good time, and useful too. Jenni is a sweetie and I would have liked to see her belly dance.

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