Shawna Sherman, Librarian responsible for the African American Division, was a fine interviewer who'd done her homework and asked questions that were probing and meaningful, and that gave me ways into the evening with confidence.
I'm gradually getting into this book-signing thing, and feeling a bit more comfortable now that my "author" hat is becoming less an awkward fit, and more believable as the next step in this remarkable life of Betty. Maybe there really is another place to stand as life continues into this final decade of unexpected successes and public attention.
|Dorian -- months before we knew ...|
But for now, I'm thinking of devoting some time to doing an audio book for Sign my name, and that must be sandwiched in between book signings and readings near and far, but if we don't plan for that soon, it will be lost. With folks spending more and more time trapped in commuter traffic, or trying to remain relevant through books when (at least among those sharing these final years with me) are having vision deficits to deal with, so to have one to slip into a form for listening may be critical. I'm dependent upon listening now, and enjoy those read by the author far more than others.
One might have thought that these years might offer fewer alternatives for how one spends time, but that doesn't seem to be true, at least not yet. It is becoming clear that -- whenever the end comes -- it will be in the middle of my movie!