A mini Bookanista reunion, with the Uber-Fabulous Cory Jackson, Carolina Valdez Miller and Veronica Rossi. Don't you love how we all wore black???
I...don't know why. Carol brought these masks. She made us pose in them. I'm sure there was a reason. I'm just not sure what it was... :D
Proof that Cory is the coolest person on the planet: SHE DRIVES A CONVERTIBLE MINI COOPER. Which she used to give us an awesome tour of the city.
The famous "Painted Ladies"
What you can't tell in this picture is HOW INSANELY COLD IT WAS!
Also...I love how tired I look in all the pictures. I couldn't seem to sleep while we were there. I blame Carol. I'm not sure why. But I do. :D
A picture I try to take in every city I go to. Me: in front of Tiffanys. It's like the motherland calling me home. :D
Ghiradelli Square. Where it smells like cupcakes and waffle cones and chocolate, all. day. long. I almost refused to leave.
Despite NUMEROUS attempts at daring and bribery--this was the closest Carol came to sliding down the banister.
Cory also took us to see her dream house.
But...while she waxed poetic about writing all day in that amazing Greenhouse, Carol and I couldn't help getting distracted by... something else. Can you see what it was?
Yep. The neighbor's um ... art?
I kept this picture small because I try to keep things more PG around here. But if you click to enlarge well...don't say I didn't warn you.
And--last but certainly not least--what was probably the highlight of the trip for me:
(which is saying a lot--because this trip had a LOT of highlights)
Me with my lovely and amazing agent, Laura Rennert.
I took a train to meet her--and managed to get the right train and the right stop ON MY FIRST TRY (no really, you don't know how miraculous that is)
She waited for me at the station--in the rain. AND bought me lunch. AND gave me the most wonderful mix of wisdom and encouragement.
So yeah...it was an AWESOME trip. And I promise I will include some of the things I learned at the conference in future posts.
Coming next week: Big Sur pictures!