I'm thrilled to announce this. A little while back I had the chance to do an interview with Sam Clay, director of the Fairfax County Library system, about A Walk with Jane Austen. The interview has now been posted on BookCast. It was so fun. I have to admit, I was literally giddy to meet the director of the Fairfax County Libraries. I realized that my status as a nerd is completely confirmed. I love libraries! You know, in college, the guys voted me most likely to be a librarian. I don't really think they meant that as a compliment.
(And in a James-Stanier-Clarke-like moment, Sam jokingly asked me if I might consider writing about his life. For the uninitiated, Clarke was librarian to the Prince Regent, and his requests that Jane write about his own life led to a series of very funny letters between them.)
I'll be speaking at several of the local libraries as well, starting tomorrow:
- February 12, Sherwood Regional Library, 7 PM
- March 6, Patrick Henry Library, 7 PM
- March 27, Kingstowne Library, 7 PM
Hope you can join us for one if you're here in the D.C. area.