Friday, January 19, 2007

Happy Poe's birthday from Liz in New York

I just came home to Sandy and Lonnie's announcements of our new blog on the Guppies and DorothyL e-lists after spending the evening partying with the board of Mystery Writers of America at the Black Orchid bookstore, where the warm welcome from booksellers Bonnie and Joe--to readers and writers, published and unpublished alike--brings a crowd to every event in spite of the fact that the space is so small that most of the party usually takes place on the stoop and out in the street. It was a little cold for that this evening, so there was a lot of convivial squeezing by going on in the narrow aisle between walls of lovely mysteries. Many visitors don't know that down the almost invisible spiral iron staircase is a whole basement full of used and out of print books. I found a copy of one of my all time favorites, Peter Dickinson's King and Joker, in paperback for an unbelievable $2.50. I was the only one who thought of leaving my coat down there. I made my way into the depths of the basement to lay it on a high-backed wicker armchair that looked as if it belonged in a Somerset Maugham novel. As I turned to go, I realized that perched on the back of the chair was a huge, black-feathered, ominous, and probably once living raven. Nevermore indeed! And happy birthday, Edgar Allan Poe. :)
Liz
Elizabeth Zelvin
Death Will Get You Sober coming in 2008

72 comments:

kd said...

Hi Liz and ladies,
Love the Blog. I've added it to my Favorite Blogs folder so I can keep up with all your going's on.

Your post about the bookstore reminded me of my own Raven story.

I was in an antique/junk shop last summer and found a pen and ink drawing of a raven. It's big, maybe fourteen by twenty and it was framed and it was only 20 bucks and I wanted it soooo bad I couldn't stand it. I felt like I needed a raven to complete my writing space. And, the raven is my totem animal if you believe in stuff like that. Anyway, at the time, my mom or kids needed something that I felt was more important than me owning a huge drawing of a bird so I resisted. Anyway, my birthday came and went while I was on the road this fall and when I got home, the raven was waiting for me next to my writing desk. I hung him so he can inspect everyone who enters my space and promptly named him Edgar.

My son's girlfriend thinks he's creepy. I love him, but I'm not sure his eyes don't follow me around the room sometimes. Nevermore!

Blog on ladies and good luck with your book sales.

kadi easley

Elizabeth Zelvin said...

Thanks for dropping by, Kadi. Love your story--sometimes a girl's just gotta have a raven. :) Liz

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