The Booklist cocktail party went very well yesterday. I have to say, there are maybe 10,000 librarians at the Portland Convention Center for the Public Library Association conference. It’s huge.
But the binary psychosis of my life is: at my day job, Portland Community College, we got a call from a Senate office staffer yesterday saying our appropriations request for fiscal year 2011 had gone missing and the deadline was looming and I was trying to prep for the librarians thing with Karin Slaughter and Phillip Margolin and Joe Nesbo and a bajillion book enthusiasts, while playing telephonic tetherball with half a dozen people on spring break who knew about our appropriations request (green jobs; I’ll explain more if you buy me coffee; long week). At one point I found myself telling a congressional staffer about my novel, then telling Phil Margolin about our federal ask for FY11 then thinking, “Hang on. That’s backward.”
End of the day, I found out our appropriations request was back on track and found out librarians had heard about my novel and were excited and hell, I even got Chinese takeout and got home to watch a Netflixed “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” before crashing into my bed.
I had a good day.
Posted on March 26, 2010, in Blog and tagged Booklist, Joe Nesbo, Karin Slaughter, PCC, Phillip Margolin, PLA, Portland Community College, Public Library Association. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.