The Friendly Skies

(Due to the sheer awesomeness that was "Alethea’s Adventures at BEA 2009, andWhat She Found There", I will begin at the end and go on until I come to the beginning. Because I am the princess and I said so.) ********************************************** The Friendly SkiesMonday June 1, 2009 It’s been said — and I’ve mentioned it before myself — that…

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Home, Briefly

To sleep, wash, repack, and leave in the am for NY. I’m dead tired. But I had a wonderful time. Gonna be dreaming soon of lying back on the grass & looking up at this sky…

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Millennicon Memories # 1: The Deadline

The finished manuscript, and congratulatory roses from Korea-by-way-of-Portland Millennicon was the reward I gave myself for finishing the novel I’ve been working on for the better part of three years. It was also my deadline — if I wasn’t finished by March 20th, I wasn’t going to let myself go. For some reason, John Scalzi had become my Muse….

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Six Degrees of Exasperation

This is all the fault of damnedrodan . He tagged me to do one of those "six random things about you" posts. I’m only doing it because six is brief. And I love Mark. Go buy one of his books. 1. My favorite tea is Red Rose Tea. It’s what my Greek grandmother drinks.2. One of my goals in life…

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Awesome San Francisco Pics

Sunset on the Pier 43 Arch I had a free afternoon this time in San Francisco, so I explored Fisherman’s Wharf through the lens of my camera. Ghirardelli Park, the shipyard at the Hyde Street pier, Alcatraz, the Coit tower, Golden Gate bridge, Golden Gate park and greenhouse, hilly streets, trolley cars… I’m always conscious of the fact that…

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Around The US In 323 Days (roughly)

I was gazing out the airplane window at this view over the Rockies and thinking: Gee, this looks familiar. Once upon a time, I had never been west of the Mississippi River. This year, I’ve been in the Denver airport (to change planes AND as a destination) so many times I’ve lost count. Now that I’m done traveling for…

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“Ghost Dancer” Now Up at The Writer’s Eye

She shelved books like an accusation… Yesterday I came back from lunch (one should always go out to lunch on Halloween, especially if one is dressed as a princess) to a lovely acceptance letter (few acceptance letters are not lovely) from Amber at The Writer’s Eye. This pro-rate online magazine is celebrating its first year of publication. As a…

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Travel Goddess

I hate flying. I don’t vomit constantly like I did when I was a kid, but it still gives me a really bad migraine and I’m essentially useless for the entire trip (thank heavens for iPods). Regardless, I still like to get into the airport and get my luggage and myself settled with all due haste. It isn’t always…

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