Yesterday I drove to Powell’s Books, headed upstairs to the purple room and watched the Espresso Book Machine print the proof copy of my collection, Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life.
It’s (almost) a real book! Whoo hoo! Copy editor Annie Hille and cover designer Gigi Little were on hand to participate in the festivities, and to ooh and ahh over the finished product. A few interested spectators came by to ask questions and see how the Espresso Book Machine works. Here are some photos of the proof being printed.