Here are some photos from the twentieth anniversary of the celebration of the Virginia Literary Award. My friend and colleague David Baldacci was honored this year with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Also pictured above is Margot Lee Shetterly, 2017 People’s Choice Award winner in nonfiction with her book, Hidden Figures. Katherine with David Baldacci Katherine with Dawn Tripp & Mary Lynn Ko
Visiting the Annapolis Boat Show: the sailboats in the yacht harbor have more space and amenities than my old Sausalito tree house where I wrote my first two books! I had great fun updating my skills at the National Boat Show in Annapolis: shopping for sailboats to use in my next book.
Scott, the director of my heating & plumbing company, sent me a surprise that he’d found in his mother’s attic, along with this story… When Teruo Hara built my Japanese house in 1965, Scott was a child and his own father was Mr Hara’s mortgage banker. In the course of constructing the home & kilns they became friends. So from time to time, Teruo Hara brought them gifts: pieces of potte
Last winter, my young millennial assistant Ludovico Orsini told me that he aspired to gain speedy fluency in the French language, so he could apply for a special graduate program in France. I suggested that he spend a highly-intensive period in a part of France where no one spoke English (or where people didn’t know that he spoke English.) Ludovico decided, starting in Paris, to spend 3 months and walk the main Frenc