Wednesday, August 09, 2006

My Dinner With Konrath

Actually, the dinner was with Joe Konrath, my homeboy Stacey Cochran, my other homeboy David Terrenoire, and my new homegirl, the lovely and talented Alexandra Sokoloff.

Joe was deep into his by-now-famous "500 bookstores in 30 days" tour, promoting his new Jack Daniels novel, Rusty Nail.

As fortune would have it, I pulled up right next to Joe's "Rustymobile"as we both located Raleigh, North Carolina's Village Draft House.

Joe's road-weary, and more than a little homesick, but still determined and still as generous as ever with his advice and insights about the things he's learned on the road and what he's dug up while laboring in the vineyards of this publishing business. Dinner with Konrath is a mini-seminar about the ins and outs of what it takes to be commercially successful as an author. There are rude jokes, too, so it's definitely not something to miss.

Thanks to Stacey who worked hard organizing this little meet-up, and thanks to Mr. Konrath as he rides the Rustymobile off into the sunset.


Stacey Cochran said...

I had a great time, Dusty. And, David and Alex, it was great to meet you guys as well. It's really incredible what Joe is doing, and I can't tell you how many times I've thought, you know, as soon as I get a book deal with fair distribution that I'll pattern a drive-by tour akin to Joe's.

Incidentally, I put up the photos under my blog. I had a blast.

Anonymous said...

Dear JD,
I am a forty three year old man. I have been married for 9 years. Because of an alcohol problem, I can not make love to my wife. I recently came home and caught my wife in bed with Alfredo the pool boy. Should I forgive her?

Anonymous said...

I told you already, I was just checking her pH.


Anonymous said...

If her PH was right, I would not be an alcoholic.

Lonely In The Pool