Jeremy D Brooks

Hint Party Like It’s 1999

by on Nov.05, 2010, under Writing

Had a great time at the Hint Fiction signing at Vroman’s Books in Pasadena Wednesday night (regardless of the mad dash from Vegas to Pasadena and back so I didn’t miss any work…you do whatcha gotta do).

I’m nothing short of a social misfit, but hanging out with people that I have this one huge thing in common with always feels…well, right. It’s a rare opportunity to discuss the things that I spend so much of my time thinking about and doing but never really get to discuss with anyone in person.

It’s like the early-90′s grunge video where the chubby little misfit bee-girl one day wakes up a a field of other bee-people and realizes that maybe she isn’t the only striped, anntannaed misfit in the world. Well, not quite that dramatic, but…you know what I mean.

We told stories at the podium to a crowd of about 30, signed a big pile of books, and told stories over nachos at a little cantina across the street. In addition to Robert Swartwood, whom I had met in Vegas earlier this year, I got to hang out with antho contributors and fellow bees Andrea Slye, Jenn Alandy, Gay Dagani, Robin Rozanski, and Daniel Olivas.

Thanks to everyone who came out to see us, thanks Robert for pulling it all together, and thanks to Vroman’s for hosting (and for being such an awesome store…seriously, one of the coolest bookstores I’ve been in.)

See contributor pix Facebook, or pick a copy at Amazon.

Writers and friends in their natural habitat: hovering over enchiladas and margaritas

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6 Comments for this entry

  • Katey

    Good god, it IS like the Blind Melon video. Oh, nostalgia.

    Looks like an awesome event, Jeremy!

  • jeremy

    I know…it was a sad day in Vegas when I realized that I’m the homeless little bee girl.

    It was a great event…it may be my only ever major publisher sale, so I figured I’d better make the drive. Glad I did. Also: had the best Thai food ever across the street from Vroman’s.

  • Barry Napier

    Sounds awesome. I saw another ohoto on Mr. Swartwood’s blog. Are those Amity bookmarks I see near the end of the table?… :)

  • jeremy

    Yeah…being the opportunist that I am, I brought laid out a stack of Amity bookmarks for folks to pick up and get signed while waiting on line. I left a bunch for Vroman’s, too, although, since they don’t actually carry that book, they probably got recycled as soon as I walked out the door.

  • Andrea

    *waves* It was nice to meet you and everyone else in CA last week! I had a great time (despite the fact that I’m *not* smiling in that photo LOL)and, for what it’s worth, you sold me on Amity. Just as soon as I finish this huge stack from the library :D

  • jeremy

    Hey Andrea…it was great meeting you, hope you and the family enjoyed the rest of the trip.

    I tried to find you on Facebook and Twitter, but could not…are you on there?

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