Been here a couple of days now — so action-packed there’s been little time to record events.
A few highlights:
Taking in all the sights and sounds of Book Expo America.
Heading out on an abortive [and very expensive] gypsy cab ride to NINJA restaurant [with my favourite ninja James McCann, and other friends] only to find the restaurant closed, the cab driver was a crook and we were out a lot of money and were still hungry. [You know, when I type it out, it’s sounding less like a ‘highlight’ and more like an ‘adventure’.
Having a Most Excellent dinner and view of the electric NY skyline via the West Village with Lisa Rector and Donald Maass. Absolutely generous and lovely hosts.
[Lisa’s incredible shoes!]
A trip to the Apple store in Manhattan, for the laying-on-of-hands of an iPad, to celebrate the release day in Canada.
And finally, a great lunch with Tor editor Susan Chang. Susan is a total doll and she took me on a tour of the Tor offices in the FlatIron building — just gorgeous [both of ’em!].
Still have a couple of days here…