L.L. Barkat of Seedlings in Stone and Green Inventions Central interviewed me about Not So Fast.It’s appropriate that the title of this post rhymes, as L.L. is a poet. A book of her poetry, entitled Inside Out, was recently published and she hosts the poetry posts (ha! more rhyme!) at HighCallingBlogs.com and Random Acts of Poetry/Poetry Friday at her Seedlings in Stone blog.She titled the interview with me: “Shoes, Twitter, and Wild Kingdoms : Talking with Ann Kroeker.”Don’t tell me you aren’t at least a little bit intrigued!Here’s an excerpt:
LL: I remember meeting you at the Calvin festival. I was walking through the breezeway, and from a distance, I saw this cool looking person peering at me inquisitively. It was you! We officially met moments later, then spent a lunchtime together chatting forever. Remember?Ann: How could I forget how gracious you were after I practically stalked you! I knew you through blogging communities and writing networks online, but we’d never officially interacted. So when I saw your book, Stone Crossings, for sale at the InterVarsity Press table at the Calvin festival, I asked the staff if you were attending. They said you were, and I thought, “Hey, here’s a chance to meet that smart LL Barkat.” Yes, I really thought that, because I admired your clever, intelligent comments and your beautiful yet accessible poetry.I asked what you looked like, since I’d never seen a photo of you. They described you, so I spent the rest of the day looking for someone who fit that description. When I spotted you down that breezeway, you looked like a promising candidate. I was staring at you, waiting until you got close enough so that I could read your name tag. You must have been thinking, “Am I about to be accosted?”Instead of running or calling security, you were poised and gracious; and when I explained myself, you invited me to join you for lunch! We packed a lot into that lunch break. I think we talked about books we were reading, books we were writing, publishing, agents, bloggers and blogging. And shoes. We discussed our shoes…
Speaking of shoes, here they are:
I’d love to share this interview with you in its entirety. Would you mind popping over to L.L.’s Green Inventions blog to read it?
Photo of L.L. Barkat’s and my shoes by L.L. Barkat. Used with permission.
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This makes me so happy. I remember when you wrote about meeting L.L., and I started reading her then.
Both of you are so beautiful.