Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Diana Gabaldon is heading off to Lithuania for the Vilnius Book Fair (February 23-26), followed by a few days in London with her husband, Doug. Don't be surprised if there are no new #DailyLines on Facebook or Twitter for a few days, as she has no idea what the internet access in Lithuania will be like. She assured me that she will have wifi in the hotel in London, though, so she should be back online around the 27th.
I don't know if anyone following this blog lives in Lithuania, but please spread the word to anyone you may know who might be interested. Diana has never been to Lithuania before, and it will be interesting to hear her impressions of the country.
In case you're wondering, no, she's not planning any public appearances during her stay in London. That part of the trip is just for relaxation. <g>
Meanwhile, when Diana is traveling, she leaves me "holding the fort" in the Diana Gabaldon folder on the Compuserve Books and Writers Community:
Actually, though, I'm not much of a cat person. My friend Cathy MacGregor told me years ago that I have a "border collie personality", and it's absolutely true. It happens to be a very good fit with my job as Section Leader on Compuserve, a position I've held since 2008.
What does a "border collie personality" mean? Well, the general idea is that I'm always gently but firmly herding people in the right direction. <g> Chasing after stragglers and the ones who wander off on their own. That sort of thing.
It happens to be just the sort of temperament required to manage a very active (but constantly shifting) group of forum members, where new people join the discussions on almost a daily basis. I hope I'm not quite this obsessive, though!
Please keep in mind that it's meant more or less as a joke. <g>
If you have questions or comments for Diana, you might want to wait for a few days. She'll be back home on March 3rd.
Posted by Karen Henry at 6:32 AM