My literary agents, Pontas Literary and Film, celebrated their 25th year during a holiday in Barcelona: Sant Jordi. Sunday April 23rd was a sunny day and the city was filled with roses, as is the tradition. At times, having agents so far away is isolating and mildly torturous. But, I'm always proud of the shared association, the success of the founder in her realization of a mission to give under served populations an avenue for their valuable narrative perspectives, and being a very small part of a community of international writers.
|Casa Batllo phot by Ferra Nadeau|
The screenwriter who adapted my first novel, Good For Nothing, was in L.A. doing the legwork that screenwriters must do to put a project together. Michael Walker and his lovely wife, actress Genevieve Allenbury, flew to Chicago to dine with my wife and me. We shared a meal, drinks, and conversation for four hours. It was like meeting old friends for the first time. For me, writing is a solitary affair. It can be lonely. The deep sense of a real connection was hugely important.