It was 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct 2, and Hurricane Joaquin was churning away in the Bahamas, lashing Bethesda, Maryland with wind and rain. But that didn’t stop The Writer’s Center from hosting Jacob Appel (center) and me for an evening of book reading and other literary pursuits, held under the auspices of Fall for the Book festival.
After a very gracious introduction by Sunil Freeman (right), Assistant Director of the Center, Jacob read two passages, one each from “Phoning Home” and “Einstein’s Beach House”. It was so much fun listening to Jacob read with his signature dark wit and dry humor. After that, I read from my first book “Spy, Interrupted: The Waiting Wife” and a passage from my upcoming book “The Perfect Candidate-Book 2 of the Spy, Interrupted Trilogy” (scheduled to come out 11/11/15).
A friendly discussion ensued ranging from the multiple talents of Jacob to my research on the CIA and elections, concluding with the fascinating background of Sunil.
My thanks to all those who attended the event. I am now looking forward to my next event on Oct 25 at Hunter College in NYC. Details soon!