Between attending the book festival and playing a water polo tournament, I had a very busy (but wonderful) weekend.
I went to several of the book festival sessions, which I will write about at greater length later in the week:
- A talk about graphic novels by Barbara Slate (one of the first female comic book writers)
- A sci-fi panel with Kim Harrison, Katherine Kurtz, Hugh Howey, and Steve White
- A collection of miniature books and a talk about miniature books by University of Virginia curator Molly Schwartzburg
But the most exciting day was Saturday. I played a polo game in the morning. Then, reeking of chlorine, I went to the book fair to talk to publishers about Vironevaeh and Zish and Argo. One publisher seemed particularly interested, and I will post updates as I learn more about that. Then I popped back to the pool for some more water polo. The goal of this website and much of my work the last several months has been to get out there and try to publish something, to talk to a wider group of people and engage in a field I’ve cautiously eyed since middle school at least. So this weekend was a big step forward and I’m still high on it all.