On Saturday, I joined strangers and friends alike to celebrate Martha Brockenbrough's new book, Things that Make Us [Sic] at her Third Place Books event. Highlights included having my grammar fortune told by Grammarella (I'm a comma: "You help people pause for reflection and comprehension. You're like a breath of fresh air."), seeing Joni Sensel and chatting about visions and revisions, and hearing Jolie Stekly's Big News (woohoo, Jolie!).
Here's a shot of us, pinched from Jolie's blog:
I was a Martha fan long before I met her, and she's just as hilarious and approachable and brilliant in person as in her columns, books, and SPOGG (The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar). Here, she chats about Bob Dylan, laying, lying, and...naughty chickens:
Hope to see you at the SCBWI WWA December meeting tomorrow night - Laini Taylor will be talking about the noble and elusive task of finishing novels! 150 Demaray Hall, SPU, mtg begins at 7pm.