Story of the Day
About a successful writer named Darrin Strauss who battled bloggers about his book (say it fast 3 times). From the Village Voice. The article also talks about the loneliness of book tours.
I had a good experience promoting A Quiet Storm - got to meet Judy Blume and the beautiful geisha who inspired Memoirs of a Geisha. Stayed in a beautiful hotel in San Francisco. Got to share my novel - my novel! How cool is that and how long have I wanted to say that?!- with book lovers. But I did do a reading at a bookstore where only 3 people showed up - including my brother Terry. I was disappointed, but I read and we all had a great discussion. Still... 2 people and 1 person there because they love you. Le sigh.