I’ll admit it. When the sun is shining in Portland, it’s hard to stay indoors all day at the Oregon Convention Center. Still, I was delighted to take the stage with Francesca Lia Block and read from The Ninth Day. I switched from conventional 1964 dress to “hippie” 1964 dress on stage, and this photo shows me in a bit of both. It was fun getting up close and personal with Wordstock’s red chair, but even more fun meeting so many readers and writers. Here’s a shout out to Sadie, who read Blue Thread and stopped by to see me. I hope we meet again soon, Sadie! Next events: a book signing at PNBA tomorrow and a talk at the Lincoln County Historical Society on Oct. 19th.