The night before the reading, I typed up a page of things I wanted to talk about in terms of the book and blog. I printed it off, folded the paper, and tucked it into the book, proud of myself for being so freakin' prepared.
The next afternoon, I am waiting in the back office with the store owner, Carla Cohen, prior to the reading and we're chatting. She asks if I'm prepared because we're about to walk out to the podium. I pull out my book and notes and unfold the paper to find myself looking at a blank page. The printer must have spat out two pieces of paper--a blank sheet and my notes. And I grabbed the blank one.
So, I winged it. And this is a video of me winging it that Josh made of my first book reading (we had to break it into two videos, each about 20 minutes) if you want to feel like you were there too. I especially love the strange face I'm making in the freeze-frame for the first one. Other dates and locations are currently being set, and I will announce those once they're in stone.
Also, some pictures from the day. Thank you so much to all of the DCers who came out for my very first reading and I hope to meet so many of you at future readings too.