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"We were not born in sin." (Five Vicodin)

Mostly cloudy here in Providence, and the temperature is currently 48˚F.

I took two benadryl to sleep last night, and I'm still not awake.

"If you sit this election out and Trump wins by a few votes, many people are going to be dealing with that reality for their entire lives." ~ Senator Bernie Sanders

Yesterday, out of the blue, I somehow cleared away enough of the fear and anxiety of the election madness to begin a new piece for Sirenia Digest #130. It doesn't have a title yet, but I'm hopeful it will still be there today. Last night, I dropped in at Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council for a top-secret ninja reading from Agents of Dreamland. It went well, and it buoyed my spirits just a bit. It also left me looking forward to the book tour this spring. I am greatly encouraged by how much people seem to like the book, my divergent Lovecraftiness spy noir by way of John Le Carré and William S. Burroughs and...well, maybe you get the picture. I know how I wear my influences on my sleeve. By the way, the first date on the Agents of Dreamland book tour will be at Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council at the Providence Arcade in late February.

Victoria Dalpe, Catherine Grant, Hazel Hill, and Farah Rose Smith also read last night. My grateful thanks to Niels Hobbs and crew.

Finding a parking place was an utter bitch, and we had to drive around downtown for at least twenty minutes, maybe longer. There was a WaterFire going on, and The King and I at the Providence Performing Arts Center and something at Trinity Rep and all the Saturday night people flooding into the bars and restaurants. The reading itself wasn't very photogenic, but I have a great shot of us driving along Westminster trying to find a place to fucking park:

Later Taters,
Aunt Beast


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Nov. 6th, 2016 07:40 pm (UTC)
It went well, and it buoyed my spirits just a bit. It also left me looking forward to the book tour this spring.

Nov. 6th, 2016 10:15 pm (UTC)
Yay for a good Top secret ninja reading.
Nov. 7th, 2016 02:44 am (UTC)
I've always thought that Providence seems like a beautiful city. It has that wonderful old world look that I so adore. However, after living in Minnesota most of my life I decided that I can't deal with long winters anymore and moved to New Orleans instead, which is amazing as well. I get a good deal of voyeuristic pleasure from your photos of Providence, though. It would have been at the top of my places to live list had I not been so utterly tired of snow.

I'm glad to hear that your ninja reading went well. I suppose that's the other downside of not living on the East coast, I never get the chance to see you read in person. Maybe someday I'll be less broke and can take a vacation that will coordinate with another book tour (at least I hope there may be more!).

I'm praying to the Elder Gods for a Clinton win on Tuesday. Like you, I am sick to death of the anxiety over this election.
Nov. 7th, 2016 04:30 am (UTC)
I'm glad that the audience enjoyed your reading.
Nov. 7th, 2016 05:44 pm (UTC)
Excellent news on the spycraft ninja tour and the initial reception of Agents of Dreamland. I wish there was a way to go eastward for the tour.
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