I am still on major deadline for book two, so this is going to be a short one:
Last night I was on a panel with authors Emily Giffin and Joshilyn Jackson. Cool, huh? It was sort of a “wow, little ol’ me gets to be up here with THEM” moment. Felt like I was getting away with something, like I was getting to stay up late with the big kids. (When I was little my weekend bedtime was 10pm while my older sibs was 11pm. This meant they got to watch FANTASY ISLAND while I did not.) Joshilyn and Emily were warm, funny, down-to-earth, and full of interesting things to say about writing, reading, and book clubs. So as the small town newspapers used to say, a good time was had by all.
A month or so ago Renee from DOWN THE AVENUE blog interviewed me about Bound South and all things bloggy. Because I have been swamped, I forgot to post the link to the interview. Bad me! Bad. But here it is if you’d like to check it out. In general her blog is great.
On the garden front: the cukes are still coming in like mad. How do they grow so fast? We are harvesting, on average, three cukes a day. From one little plant! (Though the plant is no longer little. It is a monster that wraps its arms around weaker plants and anchors itself to them.) To use them all up before they rotted, I had been quick pickling them in apple cider vinegar and sugar, but lately I’ve become a fan of the California cucumber sandwich. Which is french bread, open faced and toasted, spread with goat cheese then topped with lightly salted cukes and a little torn basil.
(This is not actually what my cucumber sandwiches look like, but I feel compelled to leave you with an image…)