You know that feeling when you see a picture of yourself and you look really awesome and cool? Neither do I. Man, what a cheeseball. Anyway…
This coming Thursday, June 27th, I will be reading from and talking about Closer to the Ground aboard the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry. More specifically, the 3:50pm Bainbridge-to-Seattle and the 4:40pm Seattle-to-Bainbridge boats. The event is part of Kitsap Regional Library’s “Ferry Tales” program, and I can’t think of a better venue for a book about foraging, fishing, cooking and eating from Puget Sound than literally on…Puget Sound.
So, if you happen to be in the area and feel up for a little boat ride, jump on the ferry and check it out. Or, if you’re commuting anyway, well, I guess I got you where I want you. Sweet. Either way, I look forward to meeting and talking with you in person. Hope you can make it.
What a great evening at the Olympia Timberland Library! Big thanks to the Sweeney family for a fantastic pre-event dinner, to Mary for putting the event together, and to Nikki McClure for drawing the crowd. We had a full room, good questions and conversation, and Nikki made fir-tip tea for everyone. Lots of fun. I felt lucky to be a part of it.
I have a number of local/regional events in the works coming up, and a potential East Coast tour later in the spring. Dates and locations aren’t locked in yet, but I will let you know as soon as they are. Stay tuned for details. Hope you are all well.
What an honor to be appearing with Nikki McClure in her hometown of Olympia, WA. Nikki’s art, which graces the cover and eight chapter headings of Closer to the Ground, is flat-out gorgeous. She hand-cuts each illustration from a single sheet of black construction paper, using only an X-acto knife. Nikki’s bigtime, too: Her children’s books, calendars, cards, posters, t-shirts and fine art have a worldwide following, and the Bellevue Art Museum is currently showing a career retrospective of her work. So I was blown away when she agreed to work with me on Closer to the Ground, and her illustrations captured the spirit of the book better than I ever could have imagined.
And now, we’re doing an event together on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:30pm at the Olympia Timberland Library. I’m stoked. If you’re anywhere in the area, come on down and check it out.