Monday, June 09, 2008


I loved Loved LOVED London, but it's good to be back home at 82 degrees and a rocking boat.

I'm only a tad jet lagged. That's not true. I'm a lot jet lagged. But I have a pile of mail to go through and cats to pacify.
My calendar is filling up again and I'll be off to Portland and Seattle for appearances at Annie Bloom's Books and Third Place Books June 24 and June 25 respectively. It's just a short trip. I have to pull back from the internet- it's sucking me in again- it's time to get back to revising and writing.
I did a bit in England. Filling in parts of other novels I've been working on and taking notes. Doing some research. Looking right when crossing the street...
It's back to looking left again.
To tightening lines and filling water tanks. To keeping the fans running and the cats fed.
And getting back to writing.


nancorbett said...

I have you on my calendar for Seattle and 3rd place books. By then, you'll be missing London weather and you'll get to come here!

David L. McAfee said...

Welcome back to the US of A, Pat. We missed ya.

When ya comin' to Knoxville? :)

Holly Kennedy said...

Catch some sleep to shake off that jet lag and you'll be back on track by tomorrow, writing up a storm.

Lisa said...

Welcome home. I think I kept the cats pretty happy! I gave them TONS of attention so hopefully they aren't too mad at you! Glad you had a great time.

Anonymous said...

I've been following your tour of London!

Shame you didn't win...but bloody HUGE congratulations for being shortlisted with your first novel; how many people can say that?!

You know what? I think I'm gonna read Lottery again very soon.

ORION said...

Hey thanks everyone!
nan that's terrific you'll be at third place books- David Sedaris will be there the night before- I'd love to see him!
Make sure you come up and let me know who you are!

Jay said...

Ah, writing. I'm almost there. Again.

Katrina Stonoff said...

Yeah Portland and Seattle! I am SO there -- at least, at one of the "there"s (I lived between them).

Polly Kahl said...

What a fabulous trip you've had, like a dream come true. Hope you're coming to the east coast cometime soon...

laughingwolf said...

good to hear you made it home in one peace, pat :)

yeah, rl keeps intruding ;) lol

abstractjenn said...

About 5 minutes ago I finished the book "Lucky". I will have to comment again when I am not so emotional but I just wanted you to know that I loved this book and think it may be one of the best books that I have ever read. I will be recommending this book to everyone I know.
Thank you for telling this story with such humor and grace.


ORION said...

Interestingly enough I did want to use the word "Lucky" in the title but opted for LOTTERY. Thank you for the lovely review on your blog!

dj_Chong said...

Hi, Pat.

I am glad to leave you a message here.
Well, I've just bought your book "Lottery" in Malaysia.
(It might sound late, am I?)

I'll spend my my time to read it, hope you will contribute your time wisely in writing next novel.
Be concentrate, don't "sucked" by the internet again!

Erm, perhaps you may consider to write a book regarding to education. Your life as a teacher...
As I'm a future teacher, I hope to read those book. Sadly, there are too little of them.

Anyway, it's just a suggestion.

Take care Pat.

With Love,

Mia King said...

Welcome home, Pat!

Demon Hunter said...

Sounds like you had fun, Pat. Get back to writing. I need to do the same thing. :*)

ChrisEldin said...

Welcome back!!

The sounds of the internet sucking you in?
It sounds like somebody logging into a computer (ahem), then a series of mad clicks. One right after the other without pause. Doesn't sound like a sucking noise. Could be my hearing though.

JKB said...


Welcome back to the US!

Now when are you coming to Germany? I hope you know that you'll have to reserve one evening's meal with me and Stephen (Parrish)! (Never fear, Germany is a small country, we can meet up almost anywhere.


Les said...

Welcome home! I wish I were going to be in Portland or Seattle, but I'm stuck in stormy, hot Nebraska. :(

Getting ready to set my summer reading end cap at work. Guess what's going up front and center?! :)

The Anti-Wife said...

Hi! I'll be out of town on the 25th. Let me know next time you're in Seattle.