The book launch at University Book store on Tuesday was wonderful! My biggest regret was that I completely forgot to take any photos! If anyone has any to share, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to put some up on Facebook and Twitter.
How could I forget? Well, I had a lovely crowd of readers. And as I was scanning across the readers, I suddenly recognized my sister Kay in the crowd. Rather a surprise, as her usual zones are New Zealand and Antarctica! It stopped me dead in the middle of my Question and Answer session.
Then, as I began signing, I heard someone call my name and looked up to see my cousin Sheila with a camera. I’ve lost track of how many years it has been since I’ve seen her! Even more of a jolt, she was accompanied by a daughter and some grandchildren, as well as he husband. Also in attendance was Art, a friend from my teen years in Alaska. And they had brought photographs of me and my dogs from that time.
So if you attended, and I seemed a bit unfocused at the signing, that was what was going on! Art is 75 now, and I would not have recognized him on the street! How did we all grow up in what seems just a few years!
Also present were friends Chris and Heidi from my sff.net newsgroup. So it was a wonderful reunion for me with family and friends.
And now on to Olympia Barnes&Noble on Saturday! (I hope to see Hopnut from the newsgroup there!) I’ll be signing books there at 5 PM on Saturday. http://findnsave.theolympian.com/Local-Ads/a-242940/Barnes-and-Noble-Booksellers-Robin-Hobb
Oh, and here you will find my essay on Five Forgotten Books about Forgotten Cities, hosted by Tor.com.
And below, thanks to Sheila, you can see my first office. I wrote many words there, none of which ever achieved publishable quality.