March 24, 2006

L.A. Reading

The reading last night for Gentleman Reptile went well. I read a scene from the novel. For those of you who’ve read North of Sunset (Steve), I read the scene where Michael Sennet is in a restaurant with his date and he pushes her plate of food to the floor. My wife suggested I read it and she was right. The reading was in a bar and there could have been a lot of clinking glasses and talking, but people were quiet. Made sense to read a restaurant scene where people are uncomfortable on a date. Also played impromptu guitar behind Justus Ballard who sang, very impromptu.

This morning I put around 30 copies of North of Sunset in the mail to reviewers and such. See where that goes. Feeling better about this book’s chances.

Tomorrow we get in the car again and head to a reading in Berkeley. Last one for a while. I’m getting used to this. Of course, that could be the champagne, beer, and stage fright medication. Info for the Berkeley reading:

Saturday, March 25
Justus Ballard, Henry Baum
Mary Rechner, Carol Treadwell and Laurence Dumortier
Pegasus Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704


Benny said...

I miss snow! It's so pretty up there! It's muggy here. And your book is going very well on lunch breaks, thanks.

I'm glad you're getting in some readings. Should you feel the need to read in Tampa, you have a guaranteed audience of one! ;-)


Empty Drum said...

Great to see you are having fun with your writing! It's been a lot of hard work and self-promotion can be a drag unless you make it interesting...

Empty Drum said...

PS: I hope you are not driving under the influence of Inderal + alcohol. Very risky...

Rose DesRochers said...

I was browsing profiles at and stumbled upon yours. I wish you much success with your book.

Joseph K said...

It sounds all really exciting. I am going to get around to ordering it.

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