|Posted by Domingo Martinez on October 31, 2012 at 11:15 AM|
Sitting in an a bad mexican restaurant in the San Antonio airport, waiting my flight to Atlanta, then D.C. Just finished my swing through Texas, six appearances ending in a lecture / conversation at the University of Texas at Brownsville, with Dr Tony Zavaleta.
The Book Festival in Austin went very well, and I was approached by a freelance reporter with plenty of pluck, who wanted to do an in-depth interview with me and my family in South Texas for the New York Times. Yesterday, we received word they're interested, and the interview is proceeding. Fantastic.
I'll be on the Diane Rehme show tomorrow at 11 am, east coast time. And: big announcement coming soon about BKOT's optioning for H-wood.
Spoke to three classes of fairly uninterested high school students on Monday morning, in a large auditorium at my former high school. Except for an odd, uncomfortable exchange with the alpha female principle and the paramilitary interrogation at the start of the morning, it actually went quite well, though it confirms my suspicions that a.) teenagers are mostly dicks and b.) the worst kind of audience. But the teachers were a delight, and I was able to elevate my former journalism teacher, Blanca Perez, as a true inspiration for a lost kid, way back when.
Will have more to say, except that I forgot my fricken power cord for the MacBook, so I have to parcel out the battery.
Do stay tuned ....