I am back in Boston after a whirlwind tour last week. The theme of the winter tour seemed to be “chocolate.” I got chocolate in Nashville, too, look how pretty the labels are:

Also in Nashville I got to see the marionette storage room at the Nashville Public Library, which was both delightful and sort of creepy.

They look like they want to move, don’t they? I think there is something inherently disturbing about something created to move when it’s at rest. Like it’s just waiting.

But Nashville was splendid and so was FoxTale near Atlanta where I definitely received the most hugs of any tour stop and had a huge crowd that stood the whole time and I do apologize to anyone who did not have comfortable shoes while listening to me babble.

I truly thank everyone who came to all of last week’s events, I had a wonderful time despite being so busy and I am again so incredibly grateful, both for readers and marvelous, enthusiastic booksellers.

And now here we are, back in post-tour recovery mode. Not nearly as exhausted as I was after the fall tour but still rather beat and it is nice to be able to stay in one place for a while. I probably am somewhat exhausted as I keep falling asleep unintentionally. Am trying to ward off the sleepiness with coffee, which appears to be working, though I also keep forgetting what day it is.

Still working on catching up on all sorts of things, including FAQ-esque posts for the blog. If you have sent me something that required a reply and have not heard back please do re-send. I am still learning (mostly by doing) how to keep up with everything and sometimes things get away from me. Also I have a terrible short term memory and sometimes I do this thing where I think about replying and then my brain thinks I did even though there was no actual reply involved.

For now I am trying to take it easy for a few days, slowly but surely working on the to-do list and also sleeping a lot and trying to read and possibly write if my tired brain can handle it.

Categories: circus life


SJDBean · January 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

If you got too much chocolate, feel free to share! I can send along an address to send it to, if you’d like.

Taylor Lynn · February 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Wow – very cool that you got to check out the marionette room, but I definitely know what you mean. I’d be interested and also slightly creeped out to visit that room, haha!!

It sounds like you had an awesome time on tour, though…I hope you catch up on that sleep soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Erin · February 4, 2012 at 1:30 am

My library desperately needs marionettes.

Marcheline · February 9, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I lived in NashVegas for five years and never knew they had a marionette collection in the library. Not that I’d have gone to see it if I did, because… creeeeeeeepy! One of the most distasteful things I’ve ever done is help a friend’s girlfriend arrange a sale of all her mother’s things (doll collections…. creeeeeeeepy) after she died. Rooms and rooms full of dolls. Gahhhhhh!

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