Another Day, Another Cough Drop

First, let me tell you about the weather here. Most weeks have gone something like 70, 60, 50, into the 40s, and back up to the 80s. Some days have been muggy. Some days have been dry. Yesterday was miserable.

The rain was that misty crap that your umbrella can’t stop. It doesn’t come down fast enough so it waits in the air for you to walk straight into it, touching all of its germs and bacteria and ick.

Now, I have had a sore throat for about a week at this point and, needless to say but I’m going to say it anyway, yesterday did not help.

wpid-20151119_144221.jpgYesterday had it’s highlights, however. I did have my interview with Quirk Books in Philadelphia. And I think it went REALLY WELL. More on that in a little bit. I had to trudge through Philly taking care not to stand too close to the curbs that were submerged in dirty water as large trucks and fast cars zoomed past me trying to dampen myself even more.

I overshot my estimation of how long the speedline would take to get into Philly and was almost an hour early for my interview. Not wanting to seem too eager I decided to go into Old City Coffee. And let me tell you, how the entire time I was on the speedline (train for those of you not in the know), and it was rocking back and forth, nauseating me, I was pretty much eating cough drops like candy because the cold wet air was doing wonders for my throat.

My poor sore throat… which is as red as my new jacket…

wpid-img_20151119_152521.jpgAnywho, I went into Old City Coffee and had a hot cocoa. Which not only warmed me, burned my throat enough to give me voice back, and tasted AWESOME–but also did a real good job of covering up that cherry/menthol perfume I had spewing out of my pours.

So onto my interview. Julie and Valerie are really nice and very energetic. I really hope I get this internship so that I have the opportunity to work with them!

(Would also be nice to have the opportunity to work period)

After my interview was done, Valerie took me into the book room and I got to take some books home with me. Also I now have two Quirk Books totes. One that I got at BookCon 2015 when I got books, and one that I got yesterday… when I got books.

In any case, I’ll probably vlog tonight about my masters project. Which I’m going to go back to working on.

Also! Look at this poorly put together advent calendar I made! blackfriday

Starting on Dec 1, 2015, Round Robin Writes will be sharing a book recommendation a day. We’ll be sharing the image with the hashtag #giveabook, which means that if you then share our posts that there are more posts with that hashtag and more books will be donated to underprivileged children. So follow us on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter so that you can help spread the love.

By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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