I think I recognize that writer, is she the famed author of Just Like Magic, Chasing Stars and Death's Mortality? And Mooka too!
Yes, that is the esteemed author of those very novels (and Gnome's lovely daughter of course). She is setting the bar high for future attendees of our writing retreats.
Typewriter!Are there poetry slams? Agent schmooze sessions? Red Barn Writers Conference tote bags!?I expect an invitation next summer.
You grokked the idea completely Strikethru. This is a long term fantasy, and your blog has influenced plans. After seeing how excited our niece was about the typewriter idea (I think it was her first time trying one), now I want to start collecting old manual typewriters to have available for writers who come here. And then what? A typecast publication of writings from the ranch? Who knows? Yes, we'll have to have totebags...hadn't thought of that. And discounts for Strikethru's readers. Not sure when this all will happen...we have a lot of work to do first.
Say the word and I'll drive down with a truck full of refurbished machines to donate. 2010! Whoo!!