Inspiration and the Perfect Day

Today was a perfect day. The weather was that lovely moderately temperate 72 degrees. The sky was glassy blue and cloudless. And it was the Annual National Book Festival, that takes place on the National Mall. With my friend and fellow book nerd, Chris Herrmann, I saw heard authors talk and read about their books. Authors seen include: the graphic novelist Craig Thompson; Justin Torres (author of “We The Animals”); rock star author Junot Diaz; and fellow spec fic author Nalo Hopskinson. All of the authors gave inspiring speeches, which help during the completion of BEREFT.

(Pictured: Nalo Hopkinson and me, along with a young fan of Nalo’s. Picture by author Tom Doyle)

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