|from Sutro Park 7:43 p.m.|
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
|from my notes: "Writing creates thought; it's not the other way around."|
Today Deb and I drove up to Marin to hear her speak.
Eleven years ago I illustrated my first book. (That Halloween book up there on the right.) Were there other Halloween books out there, I wondered? What were they like?
I combed the bookstores and discovered a book called This Book Is Haunted. The illustrations were by another "Joanne"––JoAnn Adinolfi, and they were terrific. I bought the book and took it home to study the pictures.
I never thought I'd actually read the book, but when I did I flipped. In case you haven't guessed by now, the words are by Joanne Rocklin. The stories are hilarious and a little bit bad. Bad in the best way. Baby Bibble, for instance––what happens to her is shocking.
I loved the book then and I love it now. And today I had the great pleasure of meeting Joanne in person. Fleabrain Loves Franny is her latest book.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014
Thursday, September 04, 2014
|That's Jeanne. We're at the opening of a show at Haines Gallery called Political Fictions.|
|This is Jeanne's piece. Not easy to photograph! But you can read about it in today's Chronicle.|
|A beautiful gallery at 54 Geary.|
|I met Jeanne and Shannon (that's Shannon on the right) through the Writing Salon.|