First things first: I've been invited to speak at the Dallas Jewel Lesbian Fiction Book Club on March 10 at Ilume at the corner of Cedar Springs and Knight. We'll be in the Great Room from 6:30-8:30 p.m. I'm very excited (and a bit nervous) to be discussing my second book, Preying On Generosity. I'm bringing a surprise for everyone attending.
It'll be interesting to see what the ladies think of Angie and Lauren's adventures. You're more than welcome to join us (so long as you don't heckle the speaker!). Bring your friends, girlfriends, and neighbors. The more the merrier.
On to other things...
I met with Christine Angele to make a payment on the work we commissioned -- Sam's painting (see blog post below). It's absolutely perfect in every way.
The look on his face is haunting. Knowing. Seductive and mischievous. He's perched between trees in a fantastical forest, almost hidden in the luscious surroundings. It gave me the feeling that he momentarily swept away the boundary between the here and beyond to peek at us. The piece is so beautiful. I can't wait for you to see it.
The artist will make prints that you can get directly from her. She understands that this is important to many of us. It's well worth whatever she decides to charge. She's put so much effort into this piece -- you can tell the whole affair means something to her, too. She said she feels almost as though he's lurking in the studio, helping her along a bit.
I wouldn't be surprised.
Sarah and I will collect the painting at Scarborough Fair. That's when we get the pictures of him that weren't chosen for the piece. I saw several, and they're good. I'll need to do some cropping before I send them to his Mom and Dad (he's nude in most of the pictures), but I think they'll appreciate it greatly. I also plan to post a few here.
This whole thing is incredibly powerful. He left us some of what we needed. and I'm grateful.