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Cousin Lisa on West Coast Live

I just left Seattle yesterday to accompany cousin Lisa (aka Lisa Lutz) on the first leg of her book tour for The Spellman Files. Right now I’m sitting in a hotel room in Pacifica enjoying the sounds and view of the ocean. Ahh, I love the ocean.

This morning we went into Berkeley for a live broadcast and taping of the program "West Coast Live" which is a 2-hour syndicated public radio show. It was great – and I definitely recommend listening to it (you can catch it tonight at 10pm streaming on KCLU). You can also find out more about it here. Lisa was interviewed along with two other authors with interludes of live music and chatting between the hosts. Here’s the line-up:


March 24: Live from the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley

  • CRAIG CHILDS, author of House of Rain
  • LISA LUTZ , author of The Spellman Files
  • ANN CUMMINS, author of Yellowcake
  • The Fabulous Mike Greensill

An interesting thing I noticed as we were hanging out in the "green room" at the Freight & Salvage – there was a lot of writing on the wall (of bands, performers, etc who had been there), and there was this one:

For those of you who have read "The Spellman Files" you know that "Lost Weekends" are a big part of it, so it was auspicious to see this written on the wall. :)

Costa Rica trip photos

We have lots of nice photos from our trip to Costa Rica—a bunch were taken with our little digital camera, which, being digital, are easy for us to post here for your enjoyment!

Anastasia has put together a nice online slideshow, Jay & Anastasia’s Trip to Costa Rica. If you read fast, or step through the images manually, you can see Anastasia’s comment on each photo (in the upper left of the screen).

We have lots more non-digital photos (mostly Anastasia’s—so they’re even nicer!) that we’ll have to show you when we see you in person (plus, maybe we’ll scan some to post up here too).

We have a bunch of video and audio we recorded too—hope to post some of our monkey footage here soon ;-)