Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Cemeteries and other fun stuff
My trip to Seattle was great fun! I signed a stack of books at the Seattle Mystery Bookshop.
There are many fabulous things about this gem of a book store in Seattle. For example, it's haunted. That's a bonus when you write about ghosts. Also, the staff are fabulous. Every year I come in and ask Fran for her recommendations and she brings me a stack of books that she's read recently and tells me what she loves about each one. I came away with some great new reads. The first I'm digging into is Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell. I haven't been able to put this one down and expect I'll be done in a couple days. There's a definite language warning for this story but, oh my oh my, it's fabulous fun!
In addition to their hand-selling of books and their wonderful personalities, Fran and Bill are always willing to jump up and help me with research. I barely mentioned that after the signing I was going to find a cemetery to visit and within seconds they'd provided the address of a great old Seattle cemetery.
So after the signing I ran off to visit Lake View Cemetery and paused momentarily at Bruce Lee's grave (his son Brandon is buried next to him). I was really there to see the old graves though and they didn't disappoint.
My little stroll through the graveyard proved very inspiring. Hey, you have your fun. I'll have mine lol!
What's inspiring you these days?