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Well . . . He Did What I asked . . .

I was at World Fantasy in San Jose over the weekend and had an excellent time with old friends and new friends alike. I had great roommates: Stacy Whitman and Heidi Summers, and great hang out buddies: Rob Wells, Marion Jensen, Josh Perkey, Joshua Bilmes, Dan Wells, Eric Stone, Lee Modesitt and his lovely daughter Catherine Modesitt, and some guy named Nick–who was hilarious.

The weekend wasn’t much for furthering my career as a writer, but it *was* great fun. Guy Gavriel Kay watched the Yankees stomp the Phillies with me and he bought Catherine and me chocolate-covered strawberries. He is a complete keeper. Not only am I a huge fan of his books, but I get to be a huge fan of the man. It constantly amazes me how wonderful these famous authors are. How Lee Modesitt befriended me even back when I had little to offer as an author. Good people are in the writing world folks–some seriously good people.

I did get to help a few of my friends meet agents and get business cards and make acquaintances that will help their careers so the weekend was definitely worth experiencing. Even though it meant leaving Mr. Wright in charge of Halloween.

The boys all fared well enough for face painting in spite of everything and the house wasn’t in near the disarray I’d imagined I’d return home to. But I did ask Mr. Wright to start a pagemaker document for the relief society christmas dinner. That way I could get the times and dates entered, print up the invitations, and send them off to my relief society president without delay.

When I opened the document this morning this is what I found:

We’re going to eat, drink, and be merry. No men are invited so we’re having Chip and Dale Dancers coming. Bring your dollar bills and a side dish! Love, the Relieved Society

Good thing I looked before I printed. I am sure Mr. Wright thinks he’s amusing. I know I think he is.

Here are some pictures from the con:

world fantasy 2009

world fantasy 2009

pimping the new dan wells book

pimping the new dan wells book

Jules, Rob, and Nick

Jules, Rob, and Nick

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8 Responses
  1. Kim says:

    Mr. Wright is a total hoot!

    And oh my…Guy Gavriel Kay! I’ve been a fan since I was 13!

  2. Jessica says:

    See, I told you Guy was awesome! So jealous!

  3. Kristina P. says:

    He’s hilarious!

  4. Josi says:

    If only I had the imagination to write fantasy I could have been there, so sad 🙁 Mr. Wright is a crack-up.

  5. Stephanie says:

    That’s too funny. I can just see the faces on the ladies if they had received this invitation. I’m with Josi. . .I wish I could write fantasy too.

  6. L.T. Elliot says:

    Oh, I would have DIED to be there. So glad you had a great time! Mr. Wright is frickin’ hilarious! The Relieved Society…HA HA HA!

  7. stacy says:

    Such a blast rooming with you! Hey, can you email me bigger copies of these pictures? They’re pretty small here.

  8. ali says:

    Okay, can I just say, I’m conflicted right at this very moment.

    Either I’m super duper jealous because Guy Gavriel Kay has written my MOST FAVORITE OF ALL TIME books (The Fionavar Tapestry) and YOU MET HIM. And like him!

    OR, I think even more highly of you than I did before BECAUSE you met GGK AND liked him therefore YOU must be freakishly cool.

    I haven’t decided yet which I feel.

    Except that I really wish I’d been there 🙁

    Glad you had such a good time and came away feeling so positively about the industry and people in it.

    And Mr. Wright? He’s downright awesome.

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