Monday, June 14, 2010

Biting the Rainbow and other musings

The next Biting Love story, Biting the Rainbow, is now in the hands of the, editor. Same thing.

So now I'm back to playing pit orchestra, Guys & Dolls. Flute only this time. I have to say, though I enjoy the challenge of playing different reeds and love the sound of clarinet, there's something deeply satisfying about just being able to play the part on the instrument I know best. Also, my favorite musicians are in the pit with me, including the best set drum man in the world, the most awesome trumpet woman I know, and the wonderful, fantastic cellist husband who makes it all ten times more fun. And chocolate. Where would I be without pit chocolate?

(While that's a rhetorical question, the answer is: faint from low blood sugar. I put out a lot of energy in a pit.)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Questions that Authors are Never Asked

Authors Nadine Gordimer, William Boyd, Jacqueline Wilson, *Ian Rankin, Rose Tremain, Chang-rae Lee, Jonathan Coe, Sarah Dunant, John Banville, *Margaret Atwood, Barbara Trapido, Andrew O'Hagan, *Jeanette Winterson, Sue Townsend, and Roddy Doyle ask (and some answer) their own questions.