We made it to Friday!!
10. You have probably heard by now that the Washington Nationals won the World Series! Angela is a huge Astros fan so I was rooting for them. But also, I love 45 minutes from DC so I had to root for the local-ish too team too. I am sad for Angela and the Astros fans, but excited to see the Nats bring the trophy home to DC. I heard there is a parade on Saturday. Any local friends going?
9. Yesterday was Halloween and author Kate Clayborn tweeted about how the heroes in her books would or would not dress up and give out Halloween candy. This thread is complete joy.
8. Yesterday may have been Halloween, but today is November 1 and Mariah officially says its time!
7. Over in the Wicked Wallflowers Coven Facebook group I heard that the theme of the Saturday Night Party at KissCon 2020 is “Highland Tattoo”. Anyone going to KissCon?
6. Our friends over at Frolic revealed the cover of Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras. The cover is beautiful and has a very beachy feel to it. I can’t wait to read it.
5. Then our friends at Berkley revealed the cover of The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton. I’m a Cleeton fan and I absolutely LOVE this over. All of the covers for her historical fiction novels have been outstanding. Hello Sunshine has an excerpt. I guess I will be getting well acquainted with Key West via books next year.
4. Y’all, Jason Momoa showing us different hairstyles that require scrunchies. Click the link to see all the scrunchie goodness.
3. I follow Adriana Herrera on the gram and a few months ago she was at Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City. She told me briefly about an exhibit called 30 Americans. My parents made the trek to Kansas City from Nebraska to see it and said it is fantastic.
Drawn from the exceptional Rubell Family Collection and on view in the Roberts Gallery, 30 Americans presents works by 30 important and influential contemporary African American artists. From the canonical to the cutting-edge, these artists explore identity against a backdrop of pervasive stereotyping—of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class—addressing intersectional politics in unique and powerful ways.
Anyway, it just opened in Philadelphia and I will be going with my family in a couple of weeks and I am really excited about it and I wanted to share the info. It looks like the tour has a few more stops after that. If you are close to Philly or any of the other locations, maybe you’ll consider going.
2. I spent a lot of time listening to podcasts in the last week. Here were some of my favorite-
Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel. I listened to three episodes, starting with A Small Town Affair. Esther doesn’t hold back and it’s hard to listen to these folks be so raw and honest.
Terrible, Thanks for Asking- Nebach episode. This one is BRUTAL on the emotional front. CW: abuse. But as someone who has one foot in the dating world, it was a very interesting listen.
You’re Wrong About– Two episodes about Nicole Brown Simpson. It is very easy to forget her when talking about her death and the trial surrounding it. So if you’re in to true crime kind of stuff and can handle listening to them talk about her abuse, you might enjoy this.
1 I am spending the weekend at Baltimore Book Festival. I will be moderating some panels with author like, Christi Barth, E. Knight, Laura Kamoie, Robin Covington, Robin Neeley, Pintip Dunn and so many more.
A Love for All Hearts
Welcome to the Hive
Stepping Stones of Publishing
Real Women in Fiction
Then I will be on a couple of blogger type panels.
Bloggers Made the Web Go Round
Trends and Tropes
If you are close-ish to Baltimore, I hope you will consider stopping by the festival. You can find the complete schedule here.