Sunday, September 16, 2007

THE BEST LITTLE OLD BOOKSTORE IN POULSBO

LIBERTY BAY BOOKSTORE

On Saturday I flew in at 6am, got coffeed up and by 2 pm I was in a comfy chair and had a cozy chat with eager readers.
Afterward my cousin Mimi and friends had dinner with me and my full service UBER friend Cathy who picked me up and got me whereever I needed to go.

After much wine and whining...(I wanna drink more...) Cathy and I headed off to her house where I got to sleep in a REAL bed that did not move and TAKE A BATH!!!!
Here is her UBER DOG Conan The Barbarian.

And then after a much needed sleep we took off for EVERETT LIBRARY and this is what we saw.

I mentally erased the unnecessary "s".
I posed for a photo with UBER friend Cathy who has known me since I was 2 years old.

And she STILL likes me...
I spoke to a room full of EVERETTITES...

I only had to send two outside to think about their behavior and chastise one for talking out of turn...
I took pictures of the honor students...

The UBER booksellers from Barnes and Noble!
And then...

Eileen the UBER LIBRARIAN
As Perry would say "SHE WAS SOOOO COOL!"

And the UBER of the UBER Bloggers toddie and antiwife!
Much mahalo for coming guys...
BEEP!!!
WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG FOR AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE SILVER CLOUD HOTEL IN MUKILTEO, WASHINGTON.

Keep your hands where I can see them and move away from the tub...

25 comments:

Toddie said...

Okay, I was fairly certain the photo with me in it would end up on the cutting room floor, otherwise I would've ducked away or something.

But seriously, the Everett Library reading was wonderful! And I will tell everyone that if they are anywhere in a 3-county radius of somewhere Pat is giving a reading, go go go! It's an opportunity to see a terrific dialogue between an insightful writer and an intelligent audience with great comments and questions.

Sabrina said...

I wanted to go to the UH event, but I was in the middle of class. So close too (Kuykendahl Hall). But that same day I saw the article about you and "Lottery" in the Ka Leo that day (it's also online at www.kaleo.org). Congrats on everything.

Mystery Robin said...

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I get to see you tomorrow! YAY!

Zany Mom said...

Those of us on the East coast anxiously await Pat's appearance, hint hint hint...

;)

M. G. Tarquini said...

Which is Antiwife and which is Toddie?

Rebecca Burgess said...

That bookstore looks marvelous. I love places like this and much prefer to drive to downtown Denver for the Tattered Cover than to travel two minutes to my local B&N.

ORION said...

I'm not telling! (They can tell you if they want! Anti wife? Toddie?)
sabrina - I'm going to be talking to a creative writing class Friday Sept 21 in Kuykendahl at 10:30 am (Marie Hara's class) If you are interested in going email me...thanks for the congrats...
I will also be at Borders at Ward on Sept 22 (sat) at 2 pm.
I am sitting at a desk looking out a huge window watching the sound...ferries crossing the channel...barges...divers on the shore (brrrrr!)

The Anti-Wife said...

I'm in the blue coat. Toddie's in the brown jacket. We also had the opportunity to have dinner with Pat and company. It was great fun. Thanks Pat, Kathy, Andrew, Kat and Toddie.

The Anti-Wife said...

PS. Pat and her friend Cathy look like sisters.

Nadine said...

Pat,

My last name has been misspelled my entire life so I can totally relate.

Your readings sound so fun! Thanks for keeping us up to date on yor adventures!

Maprilynne said...

Sweet bathtub! I hope you spent a looong time in it.:)

Holly Kennedy said...

Sounds like you're having fun.
Enjoy that bathtub while
you can, Pat!

ORION said...

You guys have to understand that Holly is the bathtub queen...

Ello said...

Very cool! It was especially nice to see AW's picture with you. What a small word the blogosphere is becoming!

Lisa R said...

I thought I was the bathtub queen. I have it down to a science. Sigh! Oh well, if I have to lose my title to someone, I'm glad it was Holly. Congrats on everything.

Wendy Roberts said...

Uh oh, I see I have competition for my title as Bathtub Queen LOL.

Pat, sounds like you had a wonderful time and I so wish I could've been there. What will it take to bribe you to come further north to Vancouver? I have a hottub and I'm not afraid to use it :)

Carleen Brice said...

Ah, there's NOTHING like a good bath. :-)

Patricia, thanks for stopping in at my blog. I have a question for you: you write all your first drafts "blazingly fast" and then rework?

ORION said...

First drafts for me are a way to get down all my ideas for the story so I don't forget them. First drafts are easy -- especially shitty ones!
Keep in mind we ALL have massively different ways of writing. Some people outline -- others write detailed synopsis and still others rework each chapter before going on to the next.
I do shitty first drafts. (To quote Ann Lamott in Bird by Bird)
My first drafts are full of typos, grammatical disasters and some (rare) brilliance that I usually end up cutting. I don't let anyone read it until my third or fourth pass.
On my successive drafts I start at the beginning and go straight through to the end- if I get stuck on a part or am not satisfied I skip it and continue on. I am optimistic I will figure how to solve the problem on other passes. My revisions sometime result in tearing apart and rearranging -- again I think so many writers agonize over perfection in certain chapters that it paralyzes them-they can't move forward. The other thing I do is to move on to create other projects while my previous one is sitting. Wait time for me is essential. It gives me perspective.
Right now it is difficult because I have so many demands on my time. I have talked to other authors about this and they have told me "get used to it." I now have to learn to write during times of excessive "busyness."
It's very much like new writers saying they will wait to write when the children are grown or in school or they retire. Some times that day never arrives.
So I contrive...

Anonymous said...

And what is wrong with an S at the end of your name?!! Valerie

CT said...

I know you have lots of time on your hands ;), but seriously what's your favourite word?

http://www.literarylotus.com/2007/09/limn-this-word.html

The Writers' Group said...

Can you think of a more perfect way to spend two days of your life? Books, chocolate, coffee, wine, a ginormous bath tub? The life of an author...

Amy

Kim Stagliano said...

Pat, seeing your name on the marquis like that seemed very cool to me. Sounds like a great trip. Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Kanani said...

Wow. What a great time, and I'm sorry I missed it.
Tell uber friend Cathy to give me a call --she's the realtor, right? The other realtor dropped out.
Anyway, it's always a pleasure to see your success. You deserve every bit of it!

Zany Mom said...

So, if I can learn to write with the distractions of running a business and raising 2 kids while homeschooling them, then I'll be golden if I ever get published and other distractions arise?

Re: First drafts -- I'm at that stage right now. Get it down, worry about it later. So far there are some good gems in with the clunkers, so I go forward, knowing it's not total crap.

Sabrina said...

I'd take you up on either events (Friday and Saturday), but I'm working both times. ack. I'm up on campus Wednesdays and Thursdays, though.