Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[books] One of those funny author moments

At PDX, waiting for my plane to SFO, I wandered into the Powell's Books in terminal C. Three faced copies of the mmpb of Escapment Powell's | Amazon ], one spine-out copy of the mmpb of Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ]. W00t, I think, I am in Powell's at the airport!

I go to the counter to ask the gal there if she'd like me to sign them. She says sure, so I grab the stock and head back to the counter, and she says, "I know who you are, I have you friended on LJ." It was cute and funny. I, of course, misheard her LJ handle, so I can't shout it out here, but if you're reading, nice Powell's bookseller, say "hey" in comments. We talked for a minute about supporting local authors, then I signed and moved on.

That moment was fun and funny and cute and even a bit sweet. Made my afternoon, at any rate.

Now, off to San Francisco, calendula_witch, and matters literary with kenscholes tomorrow.

Originally published at jlake.com.

Tags: books, escapement, funny, mainspring, personal, portland, travel

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