And now back to work

Hi everyone,

A good trip. As we head home I have a lot to think about after my visits with editors this week. Too early to say if a book will come from these chats, but I have some ideas growing from them and am eager to get back in the wheel to see what might happen.

We saw three plays — MEAN GIRLS, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and FROM AWAY — all good to fantastic, ate well, saw a few sights, shopped, picnicked in Bryant Park, and I enjoyed signing books in stock at the public library and two books stores. We were also treated on three occasions to the generous hospitality of people in New York City. This is certainly not the first time that’s happened.

Homeward bound. Onward and upward!

About Word of the Month and New York

Hi everyone,

Today and tomorrow I’ll either be visiting with editors or sitting in theaters or maxing my credit card in restaurants without a “Mc” in their names or simply following my M.O.W. in and out of wherever she says I want to go. On Tuesday we bought sandwiches, chips, and tea at a Whole Foods store on Avenue of the Americas and ate them at a sunny table across the street in Bryant Park.

We stopped in the NYC Public Library where the kind librarian pulled out several of my books in stock and asked me to sign them. We talked about the possibility of my making a presentation sometime next spring or summer when I’ll have two new books in stores.

From there we shopped for Sandy and she found a skirt she’ll look fantastic wearing. Then we stopped at a Barnes & Noble where I signed all my books they had in stock and started the process of agreeing on a signing time next year that might line up with a library talk.

Back to Word of the Month. I’ll take care of cleaning out the September poems posted on Word of the Month when we get home. For now, please allow a little slack for my slovenliness. Forgot to mention that my sweetie got a kick out of seeing one of her old students on the side of a bus outside the library.

Getting warmed up in New York

Hi everyone,

We left the house yesterday morning at 6:00 for New York and arrived at our hotel by 3:00. Waited in the lobby until our room was ready and then headed out to buy theater tickets. It was great weather so we walked from our hotel on 37th Street to the theater on 52nd Street. We scored for MEAN GIRLS, which was written by Tina Fey, and went for drinks and food at View, the revolving restaurant on the 48th floor of the Marriott Marquis until show time.

The play was quite good and we enjoyed walking along the crowded sidewalk as we strolled back toward our hotel. Then we spotted Connolly’s Pub and couldn’t resist dropping in for a nightcap. Imagine drinking Corona in an Irish pub. Jeff will NOT approve this message.

We tucked it in close to midnight Springfiel time. Today we’re thinking about taking a Gray Line City tomorrow and shopping for clothes. We’re in the city. Yeehaw!