Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Where Have I Been?

Working on Christmas--which is always overwhelming for me--and studying for a black belt test. Oh, and I've had trouble getting on Blogger, too.

But enough about me. That's not why you're here. You're here for professional book and writer stuff.

Well, this past Sunday was the awards ceremony for the Connecticut Book Awards. I didn't win but a picture of me made their website. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. They even identify me. Not bad for a runner up. (The hot guy with his back to the camera is my husband.)

During the ceremony we sat with Susan Campbell of the Hartford Courant. I know Pegi Deitz Shea, who won the award in our category, though I haven't seen her for years. Pegi introduced me to another author, who, it turned out, I had already met because we'd appeared together somewhere. I also saw Nancy Antle, who I'd met a couple of years ago at an authors' tea in New York City. And Katharine Weber, who I know from Readerville and have met in the real world a couple of times, was there because she was nominated for adult fiction.

The above is not supposed to be a "La-di-da look at the literary people I know" kind of thing. It's a "La-di-da I know any literary people at all" kind of thing. I didn't think I did.


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