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Good times tomorrow, thanks to the New York Public Library. Free admission to Book Expo America tomorrow only. Just print today’s newsletter and hope you get there before free passes are gone. I guess you could also pay, if you’re coming in from out of town and want assurance you’ll get in. Here’s the registration link.

Sad times today with the passing of Ray Bradbury. I have my grandma to thank for introducing me to him (and R rated movies). She’s a hungry little reader who worked at a small Princeton paper for over 50 years. She’s held two writers dear throughout her life: Agatha Christie and Ray Bradbury. They’re the only authors she specifically requested audio books of after losing her vision, and a go-to topic of conversation when we run out of health gripes.

If you have 30 minutes to lend an ear, check out this conversation with Dean Nelson of Point Loma Nazarene University’s Writer’s Symposium by the Sea from back in 2001. Around the middle Bradbury scorns movie industry folks for ‘constructing’ scripts and talks about the process of writing as setting characters loose in the snow and following their footsteps. Love him.

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