Back at Last!

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, but traveling is tiring. Except, of course, the part where I get to see you guys! You always bring much energy and fabulousness, which makes all the horrible flying totally worth it.

So here’s how the trip was:

We spent Wednesday and Thursday last week at the Archer School for Girls, which was tons of fun. There were many questions asked about how Justine and I write in the same house (and a few about how we met), all which were very amusing to answer.

Our hotel was close to the Getty Center, and so we tried to walk there. Oh, foolish New Yorkers, set a-stumbling across the blasted hellscape that is LA’s pedestrian margins. To make a long story short, we nearly died, then were rescued by a nice man in a car.

But the Getty’s incredible architecture, which was extra dramatic with the sun breaking through the pollution-fog, made it all worthwhile . . .

On Friday I did two presentations at WLMA up in Seattle, talking about my history as a science fiction reader and how I think sf readers are different from the reg’lar kind. Nothing beats an audience full of thoughtful librarians, let me say. Except maybe Courtney and Jordan, the two Applegate students who so charmingly introduced me.

Then on Saturday was the famous library event. Thanks to Topaz and Captain Cockateil for demanding it, and to Dawn, who lent me her library on short notice! It was great meeting all you Seattlite fans. I read from The Last Days and took questions for an hour, then had a whole hour of signing!

Here’s photographic proof!

On Sunday we flew home, then Monday night did a reading together at the Park Slope B&N. Thanks to Maria and Anjulee, and all the fexcellent Brooklyn fans who showed up!

As if this weren’t enough, we’re back in Manhattan tomorrow, reading at Kips Bay:

Borders Bookstore
Wednesday, October 18, 7:00PM
576 2nd Ave (at 32nd Street)

And that’s it! NO MORE! (Well, except for a secret trip to Indiana, and those ten days in London. Argh.)

Sorry if we’ve missed your town or ‘burb or city; it’s not that we don’t love you, just that you outnumber us.

38 thoughts on “Back at Last!

  1. YAY YOU’RE BACK! We missed you. Excpet the Seattle fans. I’m sure they unmissed you as much as possible.

    Yes we do outnumber. Woulnd’t it be nice if liek there were onyl five fans who all lived in the same place. Or 5 billion. But stil lall in same place. I twould make life so much more happy-making.

    Unrealted note:
    This week is ALAÒ€ℒs Teen Read Week, and Peeps has been nominated in the Teen Top Ten. Everyone go and vote! NOW.

    http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teenreading/trw/trw2006/trw06.htm

  2. One day, you will be within reasonable traveling distance of me, and I will go with my stack of everything you’ve ever written, and you will sign them for me while I attempt to make intelligent conversation, and I will make a fool of myself since that is what I tend to do. *sigh* πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ One day.

  3. Unrealted note:
    This week is ALAÒ€ℒs Teen Read Week, and Peeps has been nominated in the Teen Top Ten. Everyone go and vote! NOW.

    AARGH!! Why did they have to put two of my favorite books on the same list?!?! Maybe I just won’t vote. How can I only pick one? Just one?!?! This is just wrong.

    πŸ˜‰

    *off to do some serious pondering*

  4. this is off topic but these lyrics from the song “What else is there” by royksopp really seem to resemble jessica and jonathan in midnighters, or any of the midnighters that date. Beucase of the floating, and mind casting, which is like traveling in a way. Its just cool. And if it did become a serious on tv i could deffinately see them playing this song during a scene.

    It was me on that road
    But you couldn`t see me
    Too many lights out, but nowhere near here

    It was me on that road
    Still you couldn`t see me
    And then flashlights and explosions

    Roads are getting nearer
    We cover distance but not together
    I am the storm and I am the wonder
    And the flashlights, nigthmares
    And sudden explosions

    I don’t know what more to ask for
    I was given just one wish

    It’s about you and the sun
    A morning run
    The story of my maker
    What have I and what I ache for

    I`ve got a golden ear
    I cut and I spear
    And what else is there
    Roads are getting nearer
    We cover distance still not together

    If I am the storm if I am the wonder
    Will I have flashlights, nightmares
    And sudden explosions

    There is no room where I can go and
    You`ve got secrets too

    I don`t know what more to ask for
    I was given just one wish

  5. Oh my gosh! That picture was taken by the guy infront of me in line! I remember him… and my name is spelled wrong on the post…
    “I before e except after c.” Take that, supposed-to-be-author!! Sorry, thank’s for coming to Seattle.
    And it WAS Justine who gave me her seat! How cool. Sorry, I’m insane right now.

  6. Scott,

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING TO SEATTLE!

    When I told my Dad that it was Capt. and I who damanded the preformance he didn’t believe me and nearly fell over when you said it outloud! I have to say, the reading was amazing. Thanks for taking so much time to spend with us, reading from TLD and ansewering questions (from strange adalts…)

    Yeah, its true, Justine was sitting in front of me and Capt. Cockatiel made her get up and move (actully Justine offered). It was super-fun though, even if our other friend couldn’t come!

    THANKS A MILLION (again!)

    A happy, now satisfied-and-not-so-damanding…
    -Topaz

  7. …and hey, that picture WAS taken by the insane guy in line in front of us! We thought it was weird that he was taking the picture at table-level…

    πŸ™‚ Thanks again for signing. Sorry for posting twice…

  8. I took some really great pictures at the signing!:)

    Can we post pictures that we took, online(Flickr)? Or do we have to have your consent first? Hmmm… I guess I’ll wait on the pictures then.

  9. Post away! (You don’t need my permission to post them, though it’s lovely of you to ask.)

    Just let us know where they are, and please include none where I look like a dork.

  10. wow! it looks nice there. you are very lucky scott. do you every see anyone fromt his blog when you do signings?

  11. Amy, he saw ME at a signing!
    My parents were angry that they didn’t bring a camera. They didn’t know that it was I (and Topaz…) who convinced you to come, Scott. Then my mom started telling you about how I read Parasite Rex. Hmmm, that was odd.
    HEY! Topaz, Justine made me sit there! I was happy to sit on the floor, but no. She said I needed a seat. Stop making me sound evil. Humph.
    Those adults practically took over the questions. There was that one guy who would just start talking. Talking about how his mom is a librarian in Oklahoma. How strange was that?
    Please post the pictures, I want to see more than the crazy guy’s.

  12. And hey, what ever happened to the names thing? I want So Yesterday and Peeps!! Bow down before Hunter!!

  13. “Then on Saturday was the famous library event. Thanks to Topaz and Captain Cockateil for demanding it…” “And thatÒ€ℒs it! NO MORE! (Well, except for a secret trip to Indiana, and those ten days in London. Argh.)”

    Hm… Does that mean I can demand an appearance in London? (Or anywhere in England, actually.) Pretty pretty please?

  14. Arrrgghhhh. Nooooooo. I want to go to the reading today. But I caaaaan’t because of school type things. This means I will probably not see you for another half of a year or so maybe. What a kick in the face.
    Ach. Time to go do some German. Ja ja ja das stimmt, deutschland, weinerschnitzel, ja.
    Argh.
    Scott writing = love. And I agree with Capt. Cockatiel. Where are the rest of the name things?

  15. Neat pics, Kenzie! I wish I had had my camera
    πŸ™

    Oh well. I have a signature, and that is good enough for me!

    Yeah, whatever happened to the name thingy, Scott? Capt. and I know damand the new name-thingy to show up! (hee-hee, just kidding, but it WOULD be nice…)

  16. Rebecca:
    Unrealted note:
    This week is ALAÒ€ℒs Teen Read Week, and Peeps has been nominated in the Teen Top Ten. Everyone go and vote! NOW.

    AARGH!! Why did they have to put two of my favorite books on the same list?!?! Maybe I just wonÒ€ℒt vote. How can I only pick one? Just one?!?! This is just wrong.

    πŸ˜‰

    *off to do some serious pondering*

    Me: You cna vote for three books. And more than once I discovered. Wahahahahaha

    WOW! Pictures! Exctimento.

  17. I wish that I had pictures.. now I am sad. I bet that crazy Cirque du Freak kid has pictures… *goes off to sulk and read So Yesterday for the 6th time*

  18. Ooh, cool pictures Kenzie! I had my camera, but my friend refused to take a picture of me getting my book signed … Oh well *points at picture of people in line* but there’s me about 5 people behind that person at the edge of the picture!
    Hey, look, the signing as an official name of “The famous Library Event”. Haha. Awesome. Wait, no. Fexcellent.

  19. Thanks for all the photo feedback everyone! Awww, sorry your friend didn’t get your pic.
    πŸ™

    I loved the name too! πŸ˜€
    Well, I’m sure that the Seattle signing was memorable event! I mean WE were there, so of course it was Fexcellent! lol!

  20. Thank you SOOOOOO much for coming to Archer. And also thank you for answering my questions! It was really nice meeting you and Justine! Oh by the way this is Erinn from the journalism class who interviewed you with Mr. Denlinger.

    ~Erinn Cawthon~

  21. Outnumber? My librarian wants me to ask you to visit us! Four hours from NYC. I got her totally hooked. I gave her a summary of Uglies and a summary of Peeps and she went straight to order them!

  22. Alright, the typo is STILL there after what, 2 months? Typo: capt. cockateil *should be capt. cockatiel*. Well, now it’ll never be fixed.

  23. lol its been what, five months(..?) since you posted this..
    but oh well, i just have to say:
    BWAHAHAH I WAS THERE!!

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