September wrapped up an exciting year of sharing my memoir, Hiking Naked. I was fortunate to do a tour in the Northeast and Midwest this month, and here are some photos from events in Connecticut and Chicago.
I discovered how much I enjoy events that include interviews/conversations with others, like the ones I did at Seminary Co-op Bookstores in Chicago with Homebound Publications author Theodore Richards and at Beacon Hill Friends House in Boston with Quaker author Debbie Humphries.
A highlight of my travels was spending time with Homebound founder, Leslie Browning, and meeting several other Homebound authors at CT Folk Fest and Green Expo in New Haven, CT.
Then there was an event at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT, followed by dinner at Mystic Pizza (yes, THAT Mystic Pizza).
Many thanks to my gracious hosts and people who joined me in conversation about writing memoir, life in Stehekin, and seeking balance.
And now, I’m grateful to be home on Lopez Island and back at a new writing desk as Writer-in-Residence with the Washington State Ferries. Seems like a good way to end the month.
*Afterthoughts are my blog version of a practice followed in some Quaker meetings. After meeting for worship ends, people continue in silence for a few more minutes during which they’re invited to share thoughts or reflect on the morning’s worship. I’ve adopted the form here for last-day-of-the-month brief reflections on headlines, quotes, books, previous posts, maybe even bumper stickers.