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on ARCs and blurbs and (yet again) time

For those of you who don’t know (and I, despite years as a rather avid reader, had no idea until I started figuring out how to get published) an ARC is an Advance (or Advanced) Reader (or Reader’s or Reading) Copy (the C seems to always be for copy). They are also sometimes called galleys, […]

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photo post, snowy version.

I am mostly hibernating but I went outside to play in the snow on Sunday. I made a snow bunny. And a tiny snowman. And I ran around Narnia-looking Central Park in the sunshine getting all pink-cheeked from the cold and had a lovely snow-day day and now I’m back to trying to catch up […]

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in lieu of proper post, photos from ny with bonus bunnies & snowy boston

      Briefly in Boston, with  just enough time to get snowed on and have cocktails before heading back home to NYC, which oddly but nicely does actually feel like home already. Alas, did not bring appropriate footwear for the winter wonderland, but it’s pretty.

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on input mode, with music

I have been meaning to post this for ages, but here is a link to the beautiful music Aby Wolf did for my Talking Volumes event in Minnesota: Isn’t it pretty? I am delighted beyond measure that the circus is inspiring such loveliness. This post started as a random collection of things I’ve been listening […]

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in canada with an empty calendar and an extra-foamy cappuccino

I am in Toronto, last night’s Read for the Cure event with me and Vincent Lam and Audrey Niffenegger was absolutely lovely and raised $38,000 for cancer research and I cannot imagine a better way to finish with book events for 2012. Partially because I got to reach the mythic nothing-on-the-calendar stage in this city […]

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parenthetical-laden post of not-terribly-thinky thoughts that amount to the erinland state of the nation

Hi internet, I avoided you for a little while and I forgot to tell you first. Sorry about that. I’m also sorry I am still lacking in time for proper blog posts that involve thinky thoughts and not just quick updates and occasional kitten photos (warning: this post will not contain kitten photos as kittens […]

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happy hallowe’en!

So tonight I was actually supposed to be in London but instead this afternoon I was virtually in London thanks to the wonderment that is Skype. It went fairly well even though it was very odd from my end because I couldn’t see the audience and Audrey was a lovely disembodied voice, though I suppose […]

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portrait of the author levitating an apple

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autumn!

Autumn is my favorite. Apples and cinnamon and scarves and crispy leaves crunching beneath boots. I wish you a glorious autumnal equinox, pumpkin-flavored & sweater-cozy. The black & white renders them slightly incognito, but that field is indeed full of pumpkins:

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in lieu of proper post, kitten with a pumpkin

  First pumpkin of the season! Mini pumpkin, but still a pumpkin. Almost autumn, hurrah! Tessa remains unimpressed.     Also, if you did not see it via Twitter, this Night Circus-inspired wedding photo shoot is sublime.  

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