I was meeting up with my agent, Barbara Markowitz, for the first time ever!! We've worked together for 18 years.
Yes, I said 18 years.
How did that happen?
But.....we finally did it.
I literally ran from Penn Station to The Algonquin Hotel.
What a perfect spot for a writer to stay! The home of the Round Table, a group of amazing writers who met there for lunch every day to exchange ideas (including, ultimately, founding the New Yorker Magazine). I hope I absorbed some writerly vibes.
|The Round Table of writers|
Then it was off to the Flatiron Building to meet my great Macmillan/FSG team.
|Barbara Markowitz (left) and me|
|(l to r) Susan Dobinick, Barbara Markowitz, Margaret Ferguson, Harvey Markowitz|
|(l to r) Me, Barbara Markowitz, Janine O'Malley (front) Margaret Ferguson|
That night, Barbara, Harvey and I had a lovely dinner and toasted ourselves.
|(l to r) Barbara Markowitz, Harvey Markowitz, me|
|Babs Sr. and Babs Jr|
We even had cotton candy for dessert!
By the end of day two, Harvey and I were tired.
A grand old time!!