Monday, May 04, 2009

she thinks she's an author, whatev


I'll let Cathy explain this one herself: "In 2004, I published a book called THE CIRCUS IN WINTER, which is loosely based on the history of my hometown, Peru, Indiana. People in Peru love unnecessary quotation marks. They are intended to add typographical emphasis, like astericks or bold font. Anyway, every year my town puts on an old fashioned circus parade, and I was invited to ride in the parade. This was, without a doubt, a dream come true. I showed up at my convertible, ready to wave, and found this sign on the side of the car. I knew they were trying to show they were proud of me, not trying to question whether or not I could really write.

I keep the sign in my office to remind me not to take myself too seriously."

11 comments:

kjl said...

I just have to give a shout out to Peru because it's the town where I was born!! So exciting to see it mentioned on the the blog. I only lived there until I was about 3, but on a visit back a few years later I was old enough to actually remember the circus. Hooray for Peru--even if they can't use quotes correctly! :)

linsee said...

that's "asterisks"

Me said...

Yes, 'asterisks,' and 'old-fashioned' should be hyphenated, but more importantly, the car is moving and no one is wearing seatbelts. No matter how fast or slow, seatbelts (and setting the example for the small person in the front seat) are a must.

bethany said...

seriously? have you ever been to a parade???

Pink said...

talk about irony!

Kari said...

I'm totally excited to find out that Cathy Day apparently reads this blog. I LOVE her book.

Jennifer Larson said...

I too loved this book. And I love it even more seeing her have such a great sense of humor!

Su said...

Wow, my dad was born in Peru. I didn't know any other real people were from there!

Kristin said...

OMG, hilarious! So glad you survived the parade without your seatbelt to share this with us!

Anonymous said...

Interesting post....
thanks for sharing....

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Cathy Day said...

I am so sorry I spelled asterisk wrong. Sigh.