It’s been a busy summer. At the end of June, the Honey Badger and I drove up to Providence to take part in a reading sponsored by the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences bookstore alongside the crepuscular Michael Cisco. On the way, we stopped in to visit Phil Gelatt and Vicki Dalpe, with whom we had such a good time that we were almost late for a quick dinner at the Red Fez restaurant with Cisco, Farah Rose Smith, Matt Bartlett, and Ritchie Tenorio. (By the way, the Red Fez’s take on poutine is amazing.) The reading was standing room only, and hosted by the redoubtable S.J. Bagley, whose questions to Laird, myself, and Cisco were typically insightful. (He’s the first person to have asked me about the significance of time in my fiction, which I greatly appreciated.) Sadly, Laird and I had to head back to New York not long after the reading finished, but there was still time for conversation with some of the splendid people who came to see us, including NeCon Matt and Laura (which is how I think of them), Cat Grant, Ed Kurtz and Gam Bepko, and Michael Sherman (who very generously gifted me with the first volume of Alan Moore’s Providence). And Errick Nunnally’s family very graciously tolerated him popping in for a visit.
(photo courtesy of Catherine Grant)