Navigating the Divide at Copperfield’s Books in Novato
It almost didn’t happen at Copperfield’s Books Novato Saturday night, and I’m surprised anyone came, but diehard and daring friends did brave the loss of electricity engendered by fire danger fears.
Thankfully no new fires to add to those already raging, but there were blackout conditions in the end, and I am soooo grateful to all who showed up to hear me read from my new book, Navigating the Divide, just out from Alan Squire Publishing.
Afterwards we rolled through dark, spookily post-apocalyptic streets, trying to find a place to gather for an after-event drink. At Hilltop Restaurant where so many Novato residents had hunkered down to weather the eerie scene below, Lowry, Laurie, Marisa, Jim and I settled and gazed down on the bizarre patchwork of lit and unlit parts of town while sipping wine and cocktails, including my very appropriately named Corpse Reviver #2, which included both gin and absinthe, of course.
I did enjoy my brief zombie transformation, courtesy of the bookstore.
Strange night and, in spite of the missed announcements, police and fire marshall warnings, and subsequent blackouts, a very special time with super good pals. Thanks also to Robin for bringing the wine and to Mitch, Charles, Nicola and more for your courage and incredible support. Some of you went home to blackout conditions, but we did have fun on our night craw through those darkened streets, and we did managed to find a new way to navigate the divide.