From Sea to Shining Sea

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in fright court, girl's guide to witchcraft, life in klaskyville, uncategorized | 3 comments

Greetings, blog type people!

I’ve been offline for the past 10 days, because I’ve been visiting family on the left coast.  I enjoyed a bat mitzvah in L.A., then a week on Bainbridge Island (off the coast of Seattle), culminating in the almost-birthday of my four-year-old nephew (I needed to fly the day of his actual birthday, but we celebrated the day before…)

Here are some things I learned along the way:

1.  My laptop computer (a two-year-old MacBook Air) is grand for this type of trip – it gave me all the connectivity I needed and *just* the right amount of battery life for the manuscript reading I did on the flight home.

2.  I need to keep up to date with The New Yorker better – I plowed through a dozen issues on the plane, but I would have enjoyed them more if they’d been spread out more over time.

3.  The option to make GIRL’S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT into a made-for-TV movie continues through June 2, which seems like a very far way away.

4.  There is a lot of asphalt in Los Angeles.  Way too much for my preference.

5.  There are a lot of trees on Bainbridge Island.  And some gorgeous yellow broom (yes, I know it’s invasive and Bad, but it’s gorgeous!)

6.  Ten days is a long time to be away from my husband.

7.  The first seven chapter of BITE are in great shape, and the last ten will be, by the end of this week.

Mindy, glad to be home, and glad to have been away!


  1. Yay! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Glad you’re back and that the ms is coming along so well!

  2. Welcome back! FYI, I just finished WHEN GOOD WISHES GO BAD and I loved the surprise near the end!

  3. Oh, Mindy, I’m in Oregon now, but I grew up near Seattle. I LOVE the west coast–gray skies, rain, and everything (smiles).

    I’m glad you got to visit.