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I've just accepted an offer on Spanish (that is, in Spain proper) edition of The Drowning Girl: A Memoir. Which means, as of this writing, there will be French, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian, Turkish, and Polish foreign language editions of the novels. I do not have release dates on any of these.

I have somehow survived a truly awful night. Two hours sleep, then maybe another hour and a half after sunrise, sometime between eight ayem and ten thirty. What sleep I did get was delirious, full of feverish dreams that were, by turns, silly and horrible. So, at best, three and a half hours of uneasy sleep. This means I am excused from typos for the remainder of the week.

Gods, what a horrid night.

Yesterday was a very good writing day. I did 1,516 words on the second chapter of Cherry Bomb.

And here's the last set of photos from Manhattan, all taken on Thursday (well, except for the very last one):





View to the south from Pier 51.



View to the southwest. Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty as seen from Pier 51 (3.01 and 3.82 miles distant, respectively).



The Erie Lakawana sign at Hoboken Terminal, as seen from Pier 51 (~.84 miles); view to the southwest.



Warehouse on the NYC side of the Hudson, about .10 miles north of Pier 51.



This little bird was eating barnacles on an old piling as the tide went out. We still haven't identified it.



View towards the West Village from the High Line.



Ironwork.



Detail of same.



Chelsea skyline.



The Empire State Building seen from a taxi on 9th Avenue.



Detail of the Empire State Building, including dirigible mooring mast and depot.



The garish horror that is Port Authority.



The belly of the beast.



The author reads Lovecraft while waiting on her bus (4:15 p.m.).



Mine and Spooky's tired feet.



Leaving Manhattan...



A photo ellen_datlow took of us on Tuesday night at KGB.

All photographs except the last Copyright © 2013 by Caitlín R. Kiernan and Kathryn A. Pollnac



Half Asleep (or Half Awake),
Aunt Beast

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witchchild
Oct. 21st, 2013 05:43 pm (UTC)
I was in Penn Station this past weekend, went to Long Island for an event. Rarely travel through the station and I think I am glad for that. Much prefer Grand Central overall, even if the Metro North trains to New Haven often leave much to be desired.

Lovely photos, as always.
setsuled
Oct. 21st, 2013 06:02 pm (UTC)
I have somehow survived a truly awful night. Two hours sleep, then maybe another hour and a half after sunrise, sometime between eight ayem and ten thirty.

Me too. Though I can't remember any dreams.

The garish horror that is Port Authority.

I wonder whose idea it was to decorate in week-old-corpse green.
alumiere
Oct. 21st, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
The last picture is incredible. When I was taking photography classes in college I did a project where I wanted that haunted, ghostly feel, and it took weeks to get right... finally figured that shooting from a slow moving car, then push processing and printing on bromide paper worked, and I actually sold two prints so it was worth it in the end.
greygirlbeast
Oct. 21st, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC)

And really that photo was, I'm pretty sure, a fortuitous accident.
eluneth
Oct. 21st, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
Is the barnacle-eater perhaps a juvenile/youngish starling?

Glad you got to walk the High Line - I tried it for the first time this summer, and I can only imagine that all those grasses must look splendid in the autumn.
greygirlbeast
Oct. 21st, 2013 11:46 pm (UTC)

Yes! It is a goddamn starling. Sheesh...
cause_catyljan
Oct. 21st, 2013 09:43 pm (UTC)
Spooky's boots are amazing.

You are a beautiful couple.
sovay
Oct. 22nd, 2013 01:17 am (UTC)
Which means, as of this writing, there will be French, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian, Turkish, and Polish foreign language editions of the novels. I do not have release dates on any of these.

That is still rather wonderful.

I love these photographs, especially the bird on the barnacled piling. (And not at all the pictures of the Port Authority, but that's because it's the Port Authority; it's not the pictures' fault. I feel the same way about Penn Station.)

A photo ellen_datlow took of us on Tuesday night at KGB.

Use that for an author photo sometime.

I was re-reading Blood Oranges this afternoon. It really is terrific splattery fun. The good kind of pulp.
xanadu_dreamer
Oct. 23rd, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
Where did you get those wonderful socks?!

Congratulations for the Spanish edition of The Drowning Girl.
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