Tonight I have my first book reading event at Bindlestiff Books in Philadelphia and some people have asked me if I’m nervous. I’m not really. Generally, I avoid being center of attention, but I’ve always thought that no one knows more about this novel than me, so I don’t think I’ll be sidelined by any difficult questions. But you never know. Some of the questions thrown my way for the UC Review interview took me a while to answer. I guess it’s only now that the novel is out of my head that I’m considering how it ever got to be there in the first place. Clearly, I’m not as omniscient as I thought.