Silver Lining

Posted on 27 June 2012

Tomorrow evening I’ll be on a plane to Sacramento, where I’ll leave behind all the busyness and mess involved with the house and my hectic work schedule and the fact that I have to learn to do things like stand on a ladder and apply primer to a second-floor porch. Standing on ladders and painting the outside of porches is not exactly in my comfort zone. I’m more of a “sit on a fluffy couch with the cats and a book while drinking hot cocoa” kind of person, but I’m willing to give this a shot. I’ll also leave behind my writing room for the weekend, which I’m proud to say has been the setting for much productive revision despite the aforementioned busyness.

In any case, by Friday I’ll be in Sacramento, getting ready to head out to the Stories on Stage event. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: How fantastic is it to sit back and watch an actor read your work? This is going to be an easy and stress-free event (for me, that is…not sure how the actor feels. Of course, when people go into acting they tend to not get the neck sweats at the thought of public speaking). My work will be sharing the stage with Lynn Freed‘s writing. I’ll of course post a recap of the event this weekend or next week.

In other news, the results of the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards are in — and Living Arrangements won the silver. Right behind Edith Pearlman. Isn’t that fantastic? Living Arrangements continues to surprise me with these awards and recognition. So at some point this weekend, I will have to celebrate this latest news. I don’t want to give anything away, but it might involve a cocktail.

What are you doing this weekend?

Photo: John Bruckman

8 responses to Silver Lining

  • Sarah W says:

    I’m not doing anything that amazing! Have a great time, Laura.

    And congratulations! You deserve every good thing.

  • Downith says:

    Woot Woot! Congratulations Laura! Your book continues its wonderful winning streak. Well deserved. (Now, what happens if they start shouting “Author Author” after Stories on Stage???

  • Teri says:

    Have a great time, Laura. I’m so bummed I’ll miss it (and you). You’ll have to come back to California again, on a longer vacation!

  • Lyra says:

    Fantastic news on the silver and well deserved! Not that I’m biased being that your book was my favorite short story collection this year (and yes, I did read more than one).
    Sit back and enjoy the show. I’d be so great if they are able to record it for you to attach a podcast here. Subtle hint, no? Hee. Have a blast!

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