Monday, September 22, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
What a day of authors and books! Everyone from Joyce Carol Oates and Zadie Smith to Jonathan Dee and Phillippe Petit!
Posted by ann hood at 6:07 AM
Saturday, September 20, 2014
My terrific panel is at 2, but it's a day full of wonderful writers discussing their books and literary themes. I hope you can come!
I'm waiting for the train to NYC now, ready to spend the next three days there. Monday is my reading at the Barnes and Noble on the Upper West Side at 7.
Then Tuesday I'm off to a sold out dinner event outside Philadelphia.
For this afternoon, I'm eager to board my train, take out my computer, and write. Followed by some knitting.
Posted by ann hood at 8:34 AM
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Big shout out to Judy, Pat, and Sally from Island Books. They put on a sold out event at The Salvation Cafe in Newport last night that was just wonderful. Great venue (with great after reading food!), great crowd, great night!
Soon I'll be heading to BankSquare Books in Mystic CT for my noon event with Ellen Stimson, author of Good Grief. There will be a yummy lunch too! Books and lunch make for a great combination!
Next week is all NYC (yay!), starting with the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday at 2. I'll be on a panel with Matthew Thomas, author of the knock out novel We Are Not Ourselves.
Monday night I'll be at the Barnes and Noble on the Upper West Side at 7.
And then next Thursday at the Italian American Museum on Mulberry Street at 6:30.
A busy week ahead for An Italian Wife and me! Hope to see you!
Posted by ann hood at 4:15 AM
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
But I'm excited to see everyone who is coming to the Salvation Cafe!
And tomorrow (Thursday) I'll be at Bank Square Books in Mystic CT at noon. They do a terrific (and yummy!) lunch event.
The next couple of weeks are busiest for An Italian Wife and me, including five days in Italy for the International Women's Fiction Festival in Matera, which is in Puglia--the heel of the boot. I've never been to this part of my favorite country, so I'm staying one night in a trulli, one of the odd cone shaped structures they have there. That will be fun!
Knitting my bias blanket has been just what I need. I'm at the widest part of it, so a row takes quite a bit of time. I knit two rows at a time to keep track of the pattern, and just knitting those two rows helps keep me calm and centered during this hectic September. And of course comforts me as Grace's eighteenth birthday nears. Today I tried to write about this birthday, but just couldn't. So instead I picked up my knitting needles. One row at a time, friends.
Posted by ann hood at 12:37 AM