Donna Atwood (bratwood) Wed 14 Oct 98 17:34
FWIW Announcement: What: "Little Lords of the Desert" Book Signing & Media Event Who: Donna Atwood (bratwood), illustrator & Conrad Storad, author When: Saturday, November 14, 1998 Noon to 3:00 p.m. Where: Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix AZ I think we'll host a big party that night. Well regulars are invited. I know most Bay-Bees are reluctant to venture into the desert. But if you're thinking of making a trip in this direction, mark your calendar, and e me. It's our most pleasant time of year. http://www.well.com/conf/singles/images/bugs.jpg
Donna's Rooting Section (goodston) Wed 14 Oct 98 17:43
This book is going to be SOOOOO neat!
Jennifer Powell (jnfr) Wed 14 Oct 98 19:27
Say more about the book, bratwood. What's it like?
Cynthia Heimel (plum) Wed 14 Oct 98 20:59
and how little are these lords?
Moist Howlette (kkg) Wed 14 Oct 98 23:35
here's who's touring the Bay Area around now: Darlene Love (I just spent the day with her - REALLY fun!) Judy Collins (tomorrow) margo Kaufman, Stacey Wolf, Andrew Tobias, Arlene and Alan Alda, Lorrie Moore, Jim Lehrer, Leigh Steinberg, margie Pallatinie, Robert Mcneil, Margaret Drabble, Patrick Smith, Fannie Flagg, Susan Isaacs, Barbara Kingsolver, Dave Barry, Francesca Marciano, Jerry Spence, Joan Lunden, Harold Evans, Susan Minot, Juan Williams, P.J. O'Rourke ... all int he next couple of weeks.
David Gans (tnf) Wed 14 Oct 98 23:40
Darlene Love! She's so great.
Linda Dyer (lin) Thu 15 Oct 98 00:58
At A Clean Well Lighted Place for Books in SF (my new part-time employer!): Lorrie Moore is sick, so her appearance on 10/15 is cancelled. Edwidge Danticat: Friday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. David Mas Masumoto: Thur., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. (i introduce him...) Robert Pinsky: Wed., Oct. 21, 7:30 here's hoping i don't get shy at the wrong moments.
Donna Atwood (bratwood) Thu 15 Oct 98 06:04
Little Lords of the Desert Coloring/Learning Book ISBN 0-9660293-2-1 An educational coloring book featuring 26 of the most popular spiders and insects native to the Great American Deserts. Printed in the U.S.A. on 100% recycled paper and bound like an artists tablet. 32 single-sided pages, 8.5" x 11". TABLE OF CONTENTS Six Legs & Eight Legs 4 Who Is in Charge of Planet Earth? 5 Map of the Great American Deserts 6 Arizona Blister Beetle 7 Bee Assassin 8 Black Widow Spider 9 Bordered Patch Butterfly 10 Carpenter Bee 11 Drone Fly 12 Giant Desert Centipede 13 Giant Hairy Scorpion 14 Giant Vinegarone 15 Grand Western Cicada 16 Green Darner Dragonfly 17 Horse Lubber Grasshopper 18 Ironclad Beetle 19 Jerusalem Cricket 20 Large Milkweed Bug 21 Mexican Queen Butterfly 22 Mexican Red Knee Tarantula 23 Obscure Ground Mantid 24 Ornate Tiger Moth 25 Palo Verde Beetle 26 Polybiine Paper Wasp 27 Tarantula Hawk Wasp 28 Texas Carpenter Ant 29 Tiger Beetle 30 Western Tiger Swallowtail 31 White-lined Sphinx Moth 32 Page 8: BEE ASSASSIN (Apiomerus) Size: 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch long. Color: Red with blackish-brown markings on the shell. Habitat: Meadows, grassy fields, and gardens. Food: Insects of all kinds, especially bees. Assassin bugs are found throughout North America. The Bee Assassin is most common in the West and gets its name from the manner in which it catches and kills other insects. The Bee Assassin lays in wait on the leaves or petals of colorful flowers waiting for honeybees and other pollinators to land. When the bee is busy gathering pollen, the Bee Assassin pounces. It grabs the bee with its powerful forelegs. Then it drives its sharp beak-like mouth into the bee's back, injecting strong fluids. The fluids digest the insides of the unlucky bee. The Assassin then sucks out the digested goo.
Jennifer Powell (jnfr) Thu 15 Oct 98 08:14
Yum. Sounds like a great book.
Cynthia Heimel (plum) Thu 15 Oct 98 10:41
Susan Minot's book is alleged to be amazing!
Gail Williams (gail) Thu 15 Oct 98 11:25
What a lot of great stuff going on. Phoenix, hmmmm? Gee... I'd love to hear tales from kkg, or are your adventures too confidential for a World-Wide forum, Kathi?
Cynthia Heimel (plum) Thu 15 Oct 98 12:40
she tells our condom adventure at the drop of a panty.
Bruce R Koball (bkoball) Thu 15 Oct 98 12:47
I saw <bruces> ranting publicly ("speaking publically" would not do it justice) at Yerba Buena Center last night, and a fine, vintage Sterling rant it was... afterwards, at the reception, I got to kiss his ring...
Gail Williams (gail) Thu 15 Oct 98 13:24
He was fabulous, and so in demand that I missed kissing his ring, alas.
Moist Howlette (kkg) Thu 15 Oct 98 23:55
Ah, the condom story - still the best one ever! But best told with the help of one's eyes. I've had a delightful couple of days - yesterday with Darlene Love, who is by far the most down-to-earth and funny and gracious of all the girl group 60's singers I've worked with on book tour - and that's most of 'em, I think. Good chance Darlene'll sing "Da Doo Ron Ron" with the Remainders at our upcoming gig in Miami (Nov. 21, Miami Book Festival - Bayside Marketplace, 6-ish PM) But today - the queen of graciousness and class, voice still pure as a bell whether singing or laughing in the car: Judy Collins. Yikes - what a lady. Judy was the first "chick singer" I ever saw be generous to another "chick singer" when she introduced Joni Mitchell to the 1965 Newport Folk Festival crowd with this gleeful sort of "Hey kids - look at the cool new thing I FOUND!" attitude, and made me realize women could work together playing music - this was kindof revolutionary in the 60s, when we were mostly either solo folkies or "the girl" in an otherwise male group. Her albums got me through most of my teenage heartbreaks and i once interviewed her about 25 years ago and realized she was smart and nice. So to have Judy Collins greet me when we met a few years ago with "Kathi - I've been following your musical career for years! How nice to meet you!" (Of course, using the term 'musical' loosely since she was talking about the Remainders, but still...) it was one of those "I can die now, thank you very much" moments. Saturday I have Arlene and Alan Alda with a children's book. This week I'm liking my job just fine. For a juicy, funny, rock & roll gossipfest, read Darlene's book, "My Name is Love." For a loving and inspirational story of dealing with a son's suicide, read judy's book, "Singing Lessons." if you need to learn your A-B-Cs, real Arlene Alda's A-B-C.
Cynthia Heimel (plum) Fri 16 Oct 98 09:42
I interviewed Alan Alda several times. He is hilarious. Tell him I said hi. He won't remember me, what what the hell. Also, ask him what he thinks of Woody Allen.
Eggplant is the Chicken of The Vegitable Kingdom (goodston) Fri 16 Oct 98 12:16
And then tell us!
Moist Howlette (kkg) Fri 16 Oct 98 20:16
Linda Dyer (lin) Sat 17 Oct 98 02:42
i get to introduce Susan Minot on Oct. 30! glad to hear there's some buzz about the book. does anyone know if her last name is pronounced Mi-know or Mi-knot...?
Erik Van Thienen (levant) Sat 17 Oct 98 08:47
Like "Pinot" I bet ...
Cynthia Heimel (plum) Sat 17 Oct 98 10:03
My knot. Accent on first syllable. (She is my pal, she always smells really good and is so beautiful it's scary. Yet we all adore her.)
Linda Dyer (lin) Sat 17 Oct 98 14:49
gracias. now i will not make the mistake of frenchifying her name.
Declined To State (jrc) Thu 22 Oct 98 10:05
I am interviewing Robert McNeil on stage tongiht in Marin. He's touring his new roman a clef sort of thing, which is not actually very good but I will fail to mention that.
this bag is not a toy (vard) Thu 22 Oct 98 13:16
You have just mentioned it to the World Wide Web, of course.
Cynthia Heimel (plum) Thu 22 Oct 98 13:18
different though from standing up there with the author beaming at your elbow.
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