December 13, 2012 by Kiersi
The epic Golden Gate Bridge. Taken during the Bay Cruise on a peculiarly calm, un-blustery winter day.
This post has two parts: first, my adventure south to San Francisco, where I met up with some friends and experienced the city for a weekend. Second, an update on the Vision Quest, and other bookly-things. I’ll be reviewing Stephenie Meyer’s The Host tomorrow, so please check back for a review that will probably surprise the hell out of you.
So, on to part one: I love San Francisco. Not in the way I love Portland (for its culture, art scene, and greenness), and not in the way I love Los Angeles (drivers I actually understand, beautiful people, also Venice Beach). I love San Francisco because it is insane. (more…)
Category In Progress | Tags: fantasy,first drafts,Golden Gate Bridge,Gryphon,middle-grade,San Francisco,Vision Quest 2012 | 12 Comments
August 5, 2012 by Kiersi
Day 9: San Jose
After crashing for the night in Los Angeles, I got my stuff together and headed up north to see a friend in San Jose. He used to work as a tour guide at the Winchester Mansion, and he’d ranted and raved to me so many times about this strange, fascinating place that I insisted we go and sell our spare limbs to go on the tour. For real: it costs three times as much as going to a movie to see the Winchester Mansion for one hour.
But I rest my case. A brilliantly bizarre place to visit. (more…)
Category Uncategorized | Tags: A Monster Calls,california road trip,Codename Q,Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,Patrick Ness,San Francisco,teen girls,Winchester House | 2 Comments