by Tom Dolby
We had our first event tonight in San Francisco...a nice warm-up for our Book Passage reading and Q&A on Saturday in Corte Madera. I had forgotten how FUNNY the essay selections are in Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys -- we had the audience (even the straight men) cracking up at each essay, particularly the bawdier selections. Stacey Ballis emailed me about that a few days ago, asking if she should cut out any of the more explicit parts of her essay. "No!" I wrote back. "Leave them in!" They're one of the many things that makes her piece fun.
Afterwards, we all went out to Trader Vic's, which was a blast -- put five novelists at a table and you get some interesting conversations (not to mention some good industry dish).
We're looking forward to our third stop on the tour -- and the reception beforehand!