Edgars Week, 2008: The Story Continues
Shannon Byrne has posted some pics of Tuesday nightâ€™s launch party for The Blue Religion at Mysterious Books, some of which include LRK, at http://picasaweb.google.com/ByrneMediaGroup/BlueReligionBookParty
(thanks to Sarah Weinman for the headâ€™s up!)
Wednesday was lunch with SJ Rozan, a meeting about a MWA project I may be getting involved with, and the annual Agents and Editors party, which I like to go to in order to showÂ one writerâ€™s love for all those people whose names DONâ€™T appear on the cover of the book theyâ€™ve worked on.Â
Thursday, half over now, has had two of five events already, including breakfast with Worldâ€™s Greatest Editor Kate and Super-Publicist Sharon up at the Random House building, then wandering around the Fifties for an hour until I met with Les Klinger and Dan Stashower (who won an Agatha at Malice Domestic this weekend, congrats Dan!) at the ever-amusing, if obscenely expensive, Twenty-One Club.Â I am now cooling my poor Californian toes (we donâ€™t walk by the hour in CA) for half an hour before the Ellery Queen-Alfred Hitchcock mystery magazines party, after which I dash back to the hotel and change for the Edgars dinner itself.Â And if I survive that, Iâ€™ll stagger around the corner for Otto Penzlerâ€™s post-Edgar bash.
Â Does this seem the proper life for a person whose most exciting days involve 2500 words on a computer screen?