Friday, April 12, 2013

Being a parent is about sacrifice...

For about five minutes this morning, I got super excited. Author Joe Hill will be visiting Seattle on Saturday, May 18. It's not too far a drive for me to get there (especially since I don't work on Saturdays and Sundays anymore) and I'd still be home relatively early.

I email my excitement to my wife, because, for a second there, my brain collided two circumstances. You see, we just had a baby. He'll be around two months old by the time Hill comes to the Pacific Northwest. And she'll be back to her regular work hours which means Saturday nights on the copy desk. I feel very selfish, but I have to admit that it took me a second to add that all up. I didn't forget we had a baby, but I've gotten so used to her being home all the time that I figured an afternoon without me wouldn't be a big deal. My selfishness blocked out the reason why her reply was simply "Sorry honey."

So I won't get to go (which means I will probably miss my chance to talk to him about a nonfiction book idea that I've been rattling around in my head for a few months now). You can still go.

Joe Hill
Saturday, May 18
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

He'll be stopping in a few other places that I won't be able to go to and you can check out the tour schedule here.

The tour will be ion support of his new novel NOS4A2, which will be available on April 30.

I freaking love that title.

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