End of Week #5

Quirk Book Interns at the #PPZMovie

img_20160201_171141.jpgSo Monday was incredibly wet. The walk back to 8th&Market from Church Street (roughly five blocks) was spotty up until I hit 7th… and then I was very cranky and cold and wet. I also had–quite possibly–the furthest possible parking spot at the train station.

I think the real snafu on Monday was the mail machine which decided it just wasn’t going to work. So I didn’t get any mailings out–because I couldn’t stamp anything–which put me behind on Miss Peregrine calendars (of which there are many), ARCs of two books, and special prizes from a Star Wars giveaway.

That’s a lot I’d have to take care of on Wednesday.

If I didn’t have to call out sick.

20160204_182110.jpgWednesday was a hard day and Tuesday was a hard night. I’d been feel run down for a few days and thought sleeping in on Tuesday, my only day off, would help. And it did. For Tuesday. When I got home from class Tuesday night I started feel that achy feeling again and then my throat decided to be dry and sting me every time I swallowed something.

And then I woke up like that on Wednesday. So I called out. The last thing I need to do at an internship is be patient zero.

Thursday, I went in to Philly to go see the #PPZMovie with everyone at Quirk and had a bloody lovely time! Lauren, Kristen, and I all sat together after we’d finished handing out tote bags and getting our food.

20160204_185923.jpgWe didn’t stay for the after party, though I wish I had. We were all very tired at 9:00pm, becaue apparently we’re all very adult now and have to go to bed early. But I’m glad I went home and went to bed so that I was well rested for Friday.

When the train I took into the city was suddenly not in service anymore after only one stop. Still have no idea what that was about.

Anyone else noticing a pattern there?ย At least once a week I have an issue getting into Philly, but always somehow manage to be on time? Go me!

In any case, today has been filled with a Blog Sky meeting, blog posts, the #PPZShelfie contest (which ends today so go enter it!), queueing up tumblr, and perusing through pictures from last nights screening.

All in all, I’m having a great time!


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 masterโ€™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, Jessicaโ€™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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