Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I Never Win Anything...Except...
Last night I treated myself to a double dose of author readings with Ann Patchett and Anne Enright through the Imprint Reading Series in Houston. I was happy to discover there are no parking fees after six pm. When I arrived at Kilkha Hall in the Hobby Center in Houston, I was approached by a man asking if I needed a ticket for the readings. I told him yes and he gave me an extra ticket he'd purchased for his wife who wasn't able to come. I was delighted.
I handed my ticket to the usher and he said, "Oh, you have a gold ticket. You may sit in the special reserved seating up front!"
Where did I end up sitting? In the FRONT ROW! And who was I sitting next to? ANN PATCHETT AND ANNE ENRIGHT! I got to listen to two brilliant writers quietly comment as the other presented little pieces of her writing. Amazing!
Then, when I got home, I was thrilled to see I had an e-mail from Dewey. I am the winner of her contest sponsored by Hatchett Books this week. And what do I win? Not one book, but ELEVEN! Dewey and Hatchett are giving away more, so check out her site.
I am walking on air.