One of our NYC trip highlights: We met a real live writer Sonya Chung who published her debut novel Long for This World in March 2010! And she signed our book!
Sensationalist punctuation aside, Sonya is our friend whom I met in college many moons ago. Here's our "book signing" at The Mill, a Korean restaurant on Broadway near Columbia University where we met for lunch. I really meant to stage this public sidewalk greeting for our first meeting after her novel published: "OMG IT'S THAT FAMOUS WRITER SONYA CHUNG! I LOVE YOUR NOVEL LONG FOR THIS WORLD!!!" But we were already seated inside the restaurant when Sonya arrived, and there were few other patrons to impress, so I chickened out, SORRY! In this picture, my daughter exhibited her book nerd legacy and watched with excitement a REAL LIVE AUTHOR sign her book!
For some reason, I think I've written about Sonya's novel in this blog, but my memory is fuzzy about this. Here is a great interview with Sonya about her writing life that I enjoyed reading very much.
I must credit Sonya with the start of my blogging life! She is THE person who introduced me to blogging almost 3 years ago.