No fanfare. I had the proof ordered before I went to New York, and Teddi and I did such a good job on the pre-production, there were no changes. I approved the proof, and for the first time Book Four of The Warhorse of Esdragon is available in print! Look for it at my signings, or on Amazon.
What can I say? It was supposed to be spring. It was cold and windy. Tristan’s kind of weather, and upstate New York did have a great deal of snow that weekend. I’m glad I wore my “It’s Gonna Be A Long, Cold Winter” Channadran tee—it matches a nice wool cardigan, and layered nicely under a raincoat.. And so I took Tristan to NYC. And we encountered Valadan in the window of the Lladro store!
Highlights: The Chelsea Market, and the Food Art. Grand Central Station and spotting Orion painted on the ceiling. Visiting the Society of Illustrators to view the Student Show, and getting to see the third floor dining room and bar, going up the stairwell past an N.C. Wyeth Robin Hood oil painting. The booths in the Union Square Farmers’ Market, displaying everything from morels to Saxon Merino yarn to maple sugar candy from Deep Mountain Maple. Going to a Garage Sale—in a parking garage! Fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice and a chocolate croissant at City Bakery. Trout stuffed with oatmeal at St. Andrew’s Scottish Restaurant. The Empire State Building lit Red, White and Blue for Memorial Day. My new Nikon Coolpix performed well.
Saw a nice big Barnes & Noble. Ignored it.
Writer of epic fantasy with a wry twist. Fond of horses, dogs, cats, canaries, falcons and draft cider. Dedicated multi-tasker, I also paint with chalk pastels.