Hola mis amigos! I’m on my way today to the San Miguel Writer’s Conference in scenic and beautiful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where Barbara Kingsolver will be speaking and where I’m due to meet with many lovely and talented writers.
I know. It’s a difficult job, but someone has to do it.
I hope to continue posting while I’m away, but blogging may be a bit sporadic as time and enchilada consumption warrants.
Also, in case you haven’t seen it, Kingsolver’s new novel THE LACUNA was recently released and I’m reading it now. It’s muy interesante.
How long will you be gone, Dad?
Emily White says
It's a hard knock life for you agents. Having to travel all over the U.S. and now Mexico! Phew! That's rough. 🙂
Josin L. McQuein says
Ack. Now I've got that scene from Armageddon stuck in my head where they're getting on the shuttle and all singing that song!
Have fun anyway.
Wow. I don't know how it happened, but I actually did miss Kingsolver's new novel. I must be living under a rock. Thanks for posting about it 🙂
Que le vaya bien. Estoy muy, muy celosa.
Leeeaavinnng on a Saliennnndooo!
Wait, wait… something's wrong there…
Deaf Indian Muslim Anarchist! says
I love Mexico and Mexican culture! ESTOY MUY JEALOUSO.
Lucinda Gunnin says
Vaya con Dios!
And bring back some sopapillas, would ya? Can't get anything near the real thing in Illinois.
Steph Damore says
Awesome, awesome, awesome. I'll have to check out Kingsolver's new novel. Bean Trees is my absolute favorite all-time novel. Can't wait to read the new one.
Have a good trip!
The Poisonwood Bible was my book club's very first book (10 years ago) which set the bar high for future picks. Safe travels. 🙂
Chuck H. says
Enjoy . . . but not too much. Make sure you find your way back!!
Have bunches and bunches of fun, Nathan.
T. Anne says
Loved the Poisonwood Bible. Tell Barbara I said hi. Have fun.
Que la pases re-bien Don Natán!
Word verification, I kid you not!: bolos
Now I'm craving real bread!
I'm sure you already know but your team just got a couple of pretty good players – whaddayathink? T-Mac and Landry paired with Casspi and Evans, could be the makings of an innarestin team.
Tracy Hahn-Burkett says
Until I read your post, I was actually feeling good about the fact that the temperature here has made it all the way up to the forties for the first time this year. Pero ahora, estoy muy celosa.
Can you figure out a way to pipe some warm, Mexican breezes through your blog to those of us stuck in winter for a while?
Hasta luego. Buene suerte y buen viaje!
Marilyn Peake says
Barbara Kingsolver is one of my absolutely favorite authors. I think her novel, THE POISONWOOD BIBLE, is excellent. I have THE LACUNA in hardcover, and plan to read it very soon. Have fun at the writers’ conference!
Watch out for the water. I even did and still ended up bringing so little friends back with me. Yikes.
Claire King says
dans un Avion de Jet…c'est trop chouette
SOOO Jealous. Please, if you can, post some pix. For those of us who love Mexico, and cannot join you, it would be wonderful to see some of the sights. Have fun!! (Barbara Kingslover???1!!????)
Terry Towery says
Hey! I'm leaving for Mexico Saturday. Perhaps I can stalk you … er, ah, never mind. I'll be in the Yucatan anyway.
Adios. Have a nice trip, Nathan.
wow, nathan. i don't envy you at all with your warm weather and beautiful scenery while i'm stuck in ohio under 14 feet of snow.
you with your…your sunlight and beaches and…authentic mexican food. nope, no envy at all.
hope you have a great time at the conference! have some fun for us snow bunnies!
SO jealous. San Miguel AND Barbara Kingsolver.
Fantastic news that you'll be speaking closer to home in September, at the Central Coast (CA) Writers Conference. It's a great conference, with a whole lot of fun and wisdom packed into a day and a half. And for those who can't get to San Miguel, San Luis Obispo does a nice imitation of paradise.
Abby Stevens says
Hope you have a great trip! That sounds like one heck of a conference!
Melanie Avila says
Sorry, Spanish is not my strong suit. Try Latin, Italian, Scots, or Anglo-Saxon if you want to play foreign language. Anyway, have fun down in Mexico. I'll just be up here…freezing amongst the bajillion feet of snow…
Anita Saxena says
Have a safe and fun trip!
lindsey lane says
Tell Dianna Aston hello from her friends in Austin and that we miss her. Ask her if she has a dead bird in her freezer. She'll be your friend for life.
Now I'm plagued with an earworm of John Denver's song played by mariachis…non se cuando mi vuelta…
Stina K. says
Don't forget your sunscreen 😉
Enjoy…I must say the food is amazing!!!
Disfruta tu estadia! Andale, andale! Next time it will be on One Happy Island. Ayooooo
Martha Ramirez says
Have fun!! Viva Mexico:)Que le vaya muy bien!!!
I have got to stop posting when I'm tired. Of course, then I wouldn't be writing now.
Nathan, you work hard and your work is exceptional. You deserve some perks and a really fun time. I hope you have a blast! 🙂
Of course, the only downside is I don't think it's been a snowy winter in Mexico. But I'm sure we'll have snow for you up here in the City by the time you get back.
Have a great time. 🙂
Interested to hear all about it – with photos – when you get back 🙂
Sounds rough. We should trade places so you can take a break. 😛
tsiailis world says
Μεξικό!!!! Ουάου!!! Τ-Ε-Λ-Ε-Ι-Α
το όνειρό μου! Άντίο.
Other Lisa says
Claire Dawn says
Damn being a teacher and not being able to run off in the middle of the term! 🙁
I'm going to miss your regular posts. But then, you deserve a break, too.
But I'll be checking for fun posts all weekend, Nathan. In case you decide to post anything interesting.
Don't eat too many enchiladas ;D
Well, I've got to get back to my writing now. So be good, and really really have fun!
Although I mostly prefer children's books, I always make time for Kingsolver.
You really do have one of the coolest jobs in the world, getting to hang out with writers. I know I enjoy their company.
"Let's all go peek now:"
What else can you say?
John Jack says
Los turistas descuidado contrato dysenteria.
Avoid drinking the water, and any beverage prepared with local water, like the ice in a highball, especially if taking in the local color off-site.
Raw fruits and vegetables are another source of amebic dysentery.
Perry Robles says
I M sooo juh-less, but in a good way. You're doing what I hope to do soon Nathan(iel).
Uno de mis escritores favoritos de todos tiempos.
Divertete si tienes tiempo, and, I hope you take pictures of some of Diego Rivera's work and post them.
Me gustaria verlos a traves de tu interpretacion.
C'est les bonnes temps rolle!
Gerard De Jesus Vasquez Robles
Amber Tidd Murphy says
Like everyone else, I'm envious. Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors and is such an inspiration!