Saturday, September 11, 2010

Celebration of Books Event---and HOW I MET BLYTHE

I had a blast although there wasn't much of a crowd at the book event I'm attending this weekend. I had forgotten how much fun it was to interact with other authors and just hang out and hawk books and do some chillaxing.

But the biggest surprise was when B and I went to a local restaurant, and THE WAITRESS WAS BLYTHE!!!! For those of you who aren't familiar, Blythe is the eccentric waitress in my novel, Leaving the Comfort Cafe. In interest out of this waitress, I will NOT share the location or name of the restaurant [though I really have no complaints about her, she was an awesome waitress].

Y'all seriously--the waitress we had said things that were sooooooo Blythe. Things such as:

[pointing to a scar on her arm] "I got this in a knife fight. Well, not really, I just say that to freak out the blue hairs."
"If you don't like the entree, don't worry. I'll just eat it."
"Sorry, I got a situation brewing outside." (we were never quite sure what that situation was)
"Oh, I hope you get the creme brule. I like that. I get to set it on fire when it comes to the table."

2 comments:

billie said...

I corroborate everything Dawn says here - one more example of how characters come to life... :) It was such fun to encounter Blythe in person. (and Dawn is too nice to say it, but if you don't know who Blythe IS, there's a really simple way to find out - BUY THE BOOK!)

Anonymous said...

OMG, that is SO her! It's like you wrote her dialog for her! I love the "if you don't like the entree, I'll just eat it." And the creme brule comment is priceless! --Kim

"There are great societies that did not have the
wheel, but there are no societies that
did not tell stories."

---Ursula K. LeGuin