I had plans for the next five days. I was going to San Francisco to attend NCTE (the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English) as well as the ALAN Workshop (ALAN is the Adolescent Literature Assembly of NCTE). And I was going to do a signing/reading thing with Charles de Lint at Borderlands Books on Saturday, November 22.
But there has been a death in my family, and so I am staying here. And I am disappointed for so many reasons.