Meljean Brook at Powell’s Beaverton

Hello, my funky leetle cheekens,

Meljean Brook, who wrote the most excellent Demon Angel, is going to be at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing on July 2nd, 7 p.m. That’s next Monday. I plan to be there—and my hair should be nice and purple by then, so I’ll be especially easy to spot, so come by and say hi (or smack me in the head with a nice piece of haddock if I gave your book a bad grade). I haven’t finished Demon Moon yet, but if it’s really good, I might ask for her to sign my breasts. Wooooo Spring Break!

I’ve also heard rumors that Brook might run around covered in nothing but the promotional posters she printed for the event. So take THAT into account, eh?

(What, me, use shameless promises of gratuitous nudity for promotional purposes? NEVER.)

Anyway, if you live in the Portland area, come to the signing and show Meljean some love. It’ll be radtacular.

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  1. 1
    Jane says:

    Woot.  I hope lots of pictures will be taken of the promotional clad Meljean.

  2. 2
    Teddy Pig says:

    Leave it to Beaverton…

    heh! hehehehehehe

  3. 3
    Teddy Pig says:

    Us Baker Ore folks are unoriginal and sick.

  4. 4
    Janine says:

    Why will your hair be purple?!  Forgive me, I’m new at this game!

  5. 5
    Candy says:

    My hair will be purple because I’m leaving my job by the end of July, and I’ll finally have a chance to do alllllll the wacky crap to it that I’ve been longing to for the last eight years but couldn’t.

    And Jane, I’ll try to remember to bring the camera.

    Teddy Pig: If you’d watched the World College Baseball Series final game last Sunday between the UNC Tarheels and the Oregon State Beavers, you would’ve seen people holding up signs saying “I’m a Beaver Believer” and “I’ve Got Beaver Fever.”

    Seriously.

    I wanted to tell the girl holding up the latter sign “I’m not sure why you feel the need to advertise that fact, honey, but three weeks of fluoroquinolone should fix you right up.”

  6. 6
    bam says:

    Oh, man, I can’t partake in the good times. There’s like… 1000 miles between me and Meljean.

    But I would walk 500 miles… and I would walk 500 more

    Yes… I went there.

  7. 7
    Candy says:

    So Bam: Do you know what the fuck haver means? And do you really want to haver to Meljean?

  8. 8
    Teddy Pig says:

    Oh Candy,

    I KNOW about Oregon. I spent ages in Cave Junction and in Baker where there is a Dickison behind every bush. Yep, all 140 of em last count.

    The smart ones do not breed so that leaves the rest to make up for it and boy do they make up for it.

    My family reunions and funerals are as white trash as a trailer park wedding at a Nascar Race.

    There I am, the only godless gay guy in the whole shooting match sitting there mumbling to myself “shoot me now please”.

  9. 9
    Candy says:

    OH! Baker, OR. I read “Baker Ore” as the name of the town. Hee.

    And dude! The Very Tall Husband is from Cave Junction. Oh man oh man. What a small Internet this is.

    Speaking as somebody who’s a transplanted Oregonian: the Beaver obsession is terrifying and hilarious at the same time.

  10. 10
    Teddy Pig says:

    Well I like it here in California but having been exposed to Oregon my whole life I tend to like better from afar.

    Oh how nice… look theres the border!

  11. 11
    Emily says:

    Drat. Methought you meant the Cedar Hill here on Vancouver Island for all of two glorious seconds.

  12. 12
    OpenChannel says:

    Wow! I didn’t even know that Powell’s had opened a second store. Woot! I used to live in Seattle and would sometimes drive all the way down to Portland just to get a Powell’s fix. I literally spent an entire day there once.

    Now I live in Canada, where the national animal happends to BE the BEAVER.

    This is how it was explained to me:

    “The quest for religious and political freedom is often cited as the reasons Europeans colonized North America, but natural resources were another major draw. These included whales, vast schools of cod, and towering lodgepole pines used for ship’s masts. But the resource that lured explorers across the continent was actually the beaver.”

    Isn’t that always the case with those explorers?

    (heh… she said LODGEPOLE)

    Congrats on leaving your job, Candy!

  13. 13

    Here in New England, there’s a good chance two out of three local landmarks have the name “Beaver” in them. New England knows how to suck the life out of my favorite dirty words… just take a trip to Beaver Brook and try to maintain your bawdy giggle while being swarmed by small children on their exciting Native American field trip.

    Gag.

  14. 14

    Candy, the world needs more purple haired lawyers.  I was at the Bar’s annual dinner last week and there was a sad lack of coolness and funk.  I’m expecting you to do your part.

    And for the record, IANAL, but I am married to one.  Who has no hair, purple or otherwise.

  15. 15
    booworm says:

    “Havering” means being unable to make up your mind. It’s a good Scottish word, but not as good as “gleakit” which means really, really ugly. Y’all are making me homesick for Portland – the beer, the rain, the Powells, the beer, the used record stores, the beer…

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    fiveandfour says:

    I thought she was going to be at Powell’s this week (Wednesday) so thanks for the heads up. 

    My experience is that the Oregon Staters know exactly what people are thinking when they use those Beaver Believer signs…it’s part of the fun wondering just how many other people are thinking it and how many would never have that thought cross their minds.

  17. 17
    Meggrs says:

    Hey, a chance to ask something I’ve been dying to know for a while now:

    How is Meljean’s name pronounced?

    :)

  18. 18
    Teddy Pig says:

    Very Carefully

  19. 19
    kaitlin says:

    I’m going to try my very hardest to be there, not only to see Meljean, but also to see y’all!  I’m in SE Portland, so going over to that part of the city is terrifying to me (NOT!). 

    I’ve got a question…why is it that all the really tall men live in every part of the state except for Portland?  I’m 6’1”.  I NEED a tall man.  Any suggestions?  :D

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