I bought two paintings from the Berkeley artist Barbara Hazard today. I had such trouble deciding, as I love all her paintings, and have loved her art for a gazillion years. (She's the mother of my best friend from college, so I've known her for ages.)
The WOW Women on Writing event at Skyline College yesterday was so inspiring and validating. The poet Kathleen McClung did a wonderful job of organizing the event (flowers! food! 100+ writers from around the Bay Area, including students and former students of hers at Skyline and The Writing Salon). I loved reading my flash fiction and talking about the genre, I loved Aileen Cassinetto's poetry, and the audience was just amazing. The best q&a I've ever participated in. The bookstore had ordered copies of THE MISSING GIRL and also the 100-word story anthology NOTHING SHORT OF and they sold a lot. I signed a lot and got to talk to writers, experienced and new, who liked my work.
Gray and rainy, but a great weekend!