I got lucky a few weeks ago. Not only did I get to attend a fantabulous Not Your Mother's Book Club event at an enchantingly lit Bistro in San Francisco near Golden Gate Park, but I also got to meet one of my agent sister's Kristin Tracy! We've been emailing back and forth for awhile about doing blog posts and pirate store visits, so I invited her to join me for Laurie Halse Anderson's event to celebrate the debut of her new novel, WINTERGIRLS.
When you know somebody only online and then you meet them in person, I've discovered two extremes. Either they are a) exactly as you pictured them or b) exactly the opposite of how you pictured them.
And Kristin was almost exactly as I imagined her to be: quietly funny with a dash of dry sense of humor. We hit it off right away and chatted about all things writing and agent-sharing and publishing. We also talked about discovering buried bones on Alcatraz Island, but I'll save that for another day.
I tried so hard to get her in a picture for this post, but like the Yeti, Kristin chose to remain hidden in obscurity. Even after much persuading (aka: begging and pleading) she still wouldn't budge! I, on the other hand, was and remain a camera ham, so there I am above pictured above on the right of the amazing Laurie Halse Anderson with fellow writer, Mary (on her left in the red sweater).
Perhaps next time Kristin will get in the shot with me. Though, I doubt it.
Thanks for the great day! Kristen? Your thoughts?